940319 Cell and molecular biology I

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Mach, Lukas , Korbei, Barbara , Wilson, Iain B.H.
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Topics covered:

eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes (genome projects, gene mapping)
structure of eukaryotic genes
transcriptional regulation of gene expression

posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression
protein biosynthesis and protein folding
protein sorting/targeting and protein turnover
posttranslational modifications and posttranslational regulation

biological membranes
transport across biological membranes
intracellular communication (principles, hormones, growth factors)


Previous knowledge expected

Basics in biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology. According to the bachelor programm food science and biotechnology 033217.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After successful completing this course, students will have deepened their knowledge of cell and molecular biological principles and processes; they will possess also a basic understanding of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genetic systems. Furthermore, they are in the position to apply this knowledge to research and biotechnological applications and should be able to develop new concepts.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.