[ TPMWBVOMOB1 ] VL Molecular biology I

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year (*)Biophysik Christine Siligan 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Biophysics 2013W
Objectives Students will learn the most important basic skills in molecular biology. This lecture serves as preparation for Molecular Biology II.
Subject The following chapters are covered:

  • History of molecular biology
  • The cell
  • DNA as a carrier of genetic information
  • Charles Darwin – the theory of evolution
  • Methods of molecular biology
  • Viruses
  • Gregor Mendel
  • Methods of forensic medicine
  • Chromosomes and diseases
  • The immune system
  • Biological membranes
  • Forensic DNA Analysis
  • Details of the Na+ K+ pump system in human cells
  • Digitalis and other blockers of the Na+ K+ pump
  • Transepithelial glucose transport in the human gut
  • Ca++ ATPase in human cells
  • Proton transport mechanisms in human cells
  • ABC Transporter
  • Ion channels – K+ channel dependent Insulin secretion
  • Selection of intracellular signaling cascade mechanisms
  • (EGF, PLCγ, Ras, JAK STAT, Integrin)
Criteria for evaluation Oral or written examination at the end of the semester.
Language German
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment