This module provides a detailed and up-to-date study of a small number of topics in modern cell biology
BIOL2002 or BIOL2010
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- 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 mechanisms regulating vascular development
- Explain the structure and function of mitotic spindle
- Describe the structure and function of centromeres and kinetochores
- Describe how eukaryotic genome is organised in interphase nuclei and in mitotic chromosomes
- Explain key factors in stem cell biology
- Describe the organisation and function of the extracellular matrix (ECM), including cellular interactions with the ECM and key molecules involved.
- Explain how chromatin is structured and regulated
- Explain how specific components of the cytoplasmic cytoskeleton are structured and function.
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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