2010 Course Handbook
CBMS224: Molecular Biology
The combination of CBMS223 Biochemistry with this unit provides an essential core of biochemistry and molecular biology. This unit aims to provide students with further insights into the molecular processes of the living cell, and at the same time help students to understand the complex ‘language’ of molecular biology. Topics covered include: molecular biological techniques, prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene regulation and genome organisation, bacterial and animal viruses, amino acid metabolism, nucleotide metabolism, vitamins and hormones, photosynthesis, and proteomics. The practical program is designed to give students a broad introduction to modern molecular biology techniques including extraction of DNA and RNA from cells, reverse transcriptase PCR, agarose- and SDS-polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis, cloning of cDNA, DNA sequencing, and heterologous protein expression in E. coli and analysis of the expressed protein products. As such it is highly recommended for all biomolecular sciences students.
D2 - Day; Offered in the second half-year
|Staff Contact(s):||Associate Professor Robert Willows|
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
For unit timetable information please visit the Timetables@Macquarie Website .