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.
After completing the course, students are expected to:
Written examination on theoretical (70%) and practical (30%) courses.