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Introduction to Biosciences (2016 Autumn)

Organisation: UTU / Dept. of Information Technology

Credit Points: 5

Responsible Person: Martti Tolvanen

Course code: BIOI2291

Objectives:
After completing this course the student can describe in general terms: how genetic information flows in DNA replication, transcription, and translation; RNA splicing and alternative splicing; structure of DNA and chromosomes and how they change during gene regulation; how DNA sequence variants may effect protein structure and function or functions of DNA and RNA; how DNA and its variants form the basis of heredity; how dominant and recessive genes are inherited; basic mechanisms in energy metabolism and enzyme regulation; structures and functions of biological membranes and cytoskeleton.

Content:
Basics of cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and heredity for IT students. Biology and chemistry of DNA, RNA, and proteins. Cell structures and metabolism.

9.9.–25.10.2016

Lectures:

  1. Fri 9.9.–21.10. weekly at 14–16, 110C, Agora
  2. Tue 13.9.–25.10. weekly at 10–12, 110C, Agora