RNA Technology

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    RNA Technology

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Genetics, Molecular Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Only students with a strong background in molecular biology and protein biochemistry are highly recommended to take this class.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    RNA is one of the important macromolecules (along with DNA and proteins) that are essential for all known forms of life. Within the last decade, RNA biology has become one of the most exciting topics in life science. In this course, students will be introduced to a wide variety of RNA molecules and their functions in a cell.

    Course Objectives

    The first part focuses on mRNA biology. The second part is dedicated to non-coding RNA biology. Non-coding RNAs range from the classical rRNAs and tRNAs to species that have been identified more recently (such as microRNAs and short interfering RNAs).

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations