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KMB015 - Basics in biology
 
Owner: BIMAS
7,0 Credits (ECTS 10,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 0854 - CELL- OCH MOLEKYLÄRBIOLOGI GU


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0100 Examination 7,0 c Grading: TH   7,0 c   22 Oct 2004 pm M,  11 Jan 2005 am M

In programs

BIMAS MSc PROGRAMME IN BIOINFORMATICS, Year 1 (elective)
TITEA INFORMATION ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Anders Blomberg



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary area where mathematics, statistics and computer science are used to solve problems in biology. Bioinformatics is typically concerned with processes related to the flow of genetic information, mainly linear sequences of DNA and proteins, as well as problems related to protein three-dimensional structure.
This course provide an insight into basic biological principles and systems, and presents areas in biology that are necessary for an understanding of bioinformatics: biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and genetics. The course is mainly directed towards students with none or limited previous studies in biology. Since data produced by laboratory work is crucial in bioinformatics it is important that students get a sense of how this data is produced. Therefore, theoretical studies are accompanied by some experimentation in molecular biology.

Content

  • Origin of life and evolution
  • Basic chemistry of life
  • Macromolecular (DNA, RNA, and protein) structure and function
  • The flow of genetic information
  • Cell structure - Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
  • Cell division
  • Sensing the environment
  • Organism diversity

Literature

Essential Cell Biology
Authors: Alberts, Bray, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts, & Walters ISBN 0-8153-2971-7

Examination

Exercises and written exam.


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