Biology Ι (2ΚΒ05 )
Instructor : Pantelis Bagos
Assistant : Braliou Georgia
Course typeCompulsory
Semester2
TermSpring Semester
ECTS4
Teaching hours3
Laboratory hours1
Description
Origin and evolution of living organisms-Biological molecules-Molecular interactions– Similarity and diversity of cells-Cellular organization-Model Organisms. The Structure and Function of DNA-The Structure of Eukaryotic Chromosomes-Genetic code-DNA replication-DNA repair-DNA recombination. From DNA to RNA-From RNA to Proteins- RNA and the Origins of Life. The Shape and Structure of Proteins-Protein function-Protein classification-How Proteins Are Controlled. Control of Gene Expression-Regulatory sequences in DNA-Regulatory proteins-Transcription factors. Genetic variation-The bacterial and eukaryotic genome. Manipulating Genes and Cells-How DNA Molecules Are Analyzed-Nucleic Acid Hybridization-DNA Cloning-DNA Engineering. Membrane Structure-The Lipid Bilayer-Membrane Proteins. Membrane Transport-Carrier.
Course objectives

After completing the course, students are expected to:

  • Be able to recognize and understand basic biological phenomena, processes, structures and cell organelles
  • Be able to solve simple problems related to the flow of genetic information
  • Be able to participate in simple biological experiments in the lab
Textbooks/Bibliography
  • Βασικές Αρχές Κυτταρικής Βιολογίας, Alberts B.,Bray D.,Hopkin K.,Johnson A.,Lewis J.,Raff M.,Roberts K.,Walter P., BROKEN HILL PUBLISHERS LTD, 2η έκδ./2006, ΑΘΗΝΑ
  • Βιολογία Κυττάρου, Μαργαρίτης Λουκάς Χ., K. & Ν. ΛΙΤΣΑΣ Ο.Ε., 4η έκδ./2004, ΑΘΗΝΑ
Assessment method
Written examinations
Course material
http://eclass.uth.gr/eclass/courses/DIB130/