Subject of the course: Understanding the cell structures and functions at the molecular level.
Content of the course: Introduction to cells. DNA and chromosomes. Evolution of genes and genomes. Recombinant DNA technology. Replication, repair, recombination. How cells read the genome. The chromosomes and gene regulation. Genetic transformations. Molecular basis of heredity.
Form and teaching methods: The course is taught through lectures supplemented by tutorials. Students become familiar with the structure and function of (mostly) eukaryotic cells, to understand the successive levels of organization of living matter: from molecules to macromolecular complexes, organelles, cells, tissues, organs and organisms.
The exercises focus on novel technologies about the imaging of living cells in order to study their dynamic properties in real time.
Hours of training per student: 127