Molecular Biology of the Cell

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Molecular Biology of the Cell

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Molecular Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    NI101, BI102, BI201

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Module Objectives: This course builds upon the molecular concepts covered in BI101. Material covered is focused on the molecular biology of DNA, RNA and proteins, and the involvement of these molecules in central cellular metabolic processes.

    Topics covered include: Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell biology; structure of biological membranes; DNA, RNA and protein structures; chromosomes and chromatin; DNA as the genetic material; DNA damage and DNA repair mechanisms; mutations and functional consequences; DNA replication in prokaryotes; transcription in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; translation in prokaryotes; gene regulation in prokaryotes.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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