This course will cover advanced topics in molecular biology and biochemistry with emphasis on the structure and function of cellular assemblies involved in expression and maintenance of genetic information. We will cover the architecture and the function of molecules involved in DNA replication, transcription, translation, nucleic acid packaging in viruses, RNA processing, and CRISPER/CAS system.
Students will gain a deep understanding of large cellular assemblies and the structure-function relationships governing their function in fundamental cellular processes ranging from DNA replication, transcription and translation. The lectures throughout the course will be complemented by exercises and discussions of original research examples to provide students with a deeper understanding of the subjects and to encourage active student participation.
Advanced class covering the state of the research in structural molecular biology of basic cellular processes with emphasis on the function of large cellular assemblies.
Updated handouts will be provided during the class.
The lecture will be based on the latest literature. Additional suggested literature: Branden, C., and J. Tooze, Introduction to Protein Structure, 2nd ed. (1995). Garland, New York.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 551-0307-00L Molecular and Structural Biology I: Protein Structure and Function
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