This module provides a detailed and up-to-date study of a small number of topics in modern cell biology
Pre-Requisite: BIOL2056 OR BIOL2010
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Explain how specific components of the cytoplasmic cytoskeleton are structured and function.
- Explain the structure and function of mitotic spindle
- Explain key factors in stem cell biology
- Describe the mechanisms regulating vascular development
- Describe the organisation and function of the extracellular matrix (ECM), including cellular interactions with the ECM and key molecules involved.
- Describe how eukaryotic genome is organised in interphase nuclei and in mitotic chromosomes
- Describe how cellular degradation pathways such as autophagy function and their relationship to disease
- Describe or explain the underlying cell and developmental biology of other selected topics covered in the module with focus on current research.
- Describe the structure and function of centromeres and kinetochores
- Explain how chromatin is structured and regulated
The module provides an advanced level module that will give students insight into selected topics in cell and developmental biology. These topics cover the structure and function of eukaryotic genome, chromosomes, the cytoskeleton, the organisation and function of the extracellular matrix, the mitotic spindle, stem cells, cellular degradation mechanisms, and vascular development.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, exercises, independent learning
|Total study time||150|
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