- in BSc Applied Biology, 1st Semester
- 6h/week (3L/2E/1P)
- Credits: 7 ECTS
- Having finished lecture and exercises of the module Cell Biology students know about the differences and similarities of pro- and eukaryotic cells, as well as structure and function of cell organelles including cell membranes and cytoskeleton.
- They are able to distinguish between types, structure and function of cellular macromolecules and to explain their synthesis pathways (replication, transcription, translation, protein maturation) including regulation.
- They know aerobic respiration and fermentation as important metabolic pathways.
- They have understood the significance of the cell-cycle and are able to describe its course and regulation.
- Students are familiar with different types of cell-cell junctions, their structure and function.
- Structure and morphology of the cell
- Macromolecules, structure and function
- Biological membranes, membrane transport
- Introduction to gene expression and its regulation
- Molecular and cellular basics of cell reproduction
- Cell Biochemistry
- Cell-cell junctions, structure and function
- Having finished the practical class participants are able to use a light microscope in order to study morphology and behaviour of unicellular eukaryotic organisms.
- They are familiar with the effect of osmotic stress on erythrocytes and are able to extract DNA from vegetable or animal sources.
- They are able to present, analyse and discuss their own data and observations in a lab report.
- Light microscopic analysis of eukaryotic cells
- Determination of the osmoresistance of erythrocytes via photometric analysis
- Light microscopic analysis of mitotic stages
- DNA-extraction from plant or animal tissue
The module is graded.
The final grade is made up by the student’s performance in the exam (75%) and in the laboratory (25%).
- Alberts et al.: Essential Cell Biology, 2003, Garland Publishing Inc., US
- Alberts et al.: Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2008, Taylor and Francis
- Lodish et al.: Molecular Cell Biology, 2007, Palgrave Macmillan