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Course code:
064B1

Course name:
Molecular Genetics

Academic year:

2019/2020.

Attendance requirements:

062B1

ECTS:

6

Study level:

basic academic studies

Study programme:

Biochemistry: 3. year, summer semester, compulsory course

Teachers:

Miljana M. Kecmanović, Ph.D.

Milica P. Keckarević-Marković, Ph.D.
assistant professor, Faculty of Biology, Studentski trg 3, Beograd

Assistants:

Hours of instruction:

Weekly: four hours of lectures + two hours of exercises (4+2+0)

Goals:

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of molecular genetics, particularly to the phenomena regarding the genome expression (recombination and the mechanisms of the regulation of gene expression); to the basic methods and model systems in molecular genetics; to new scientific disciplines such as genomics and comparative genomics; to the application of basic knowledge of molecular genetics in the study of complex cellular processes, such as the cell death of the apoptosis type and neoplastic transformation.

Outcome:

Students have mastered the fundamentals of molecular genetics, particularly the phenomena regarding the genome expression (recombination and the mechanisms of the regulation of gene expression). They have also mastered the basic methods and model systems in molecular genetics.

Teaching methods:

Lectures, theory exercises.

Extracurricular activities:

Coursebooks:

Main coursebooks:

  • Goran Brajušković: Molekularna biologija 2. Beograd, Savremena administracija 2012.

Supplementary coursebooks:

  • J. D. Watson, T. A. Baker, S. P. Bell, A. Gann, M. Levine, R. Losick (editors): Molecular Biology of the Gene. 5th Edition, San Francisco, Pearson Education Inc. 2004

Additional material:

Course activities and grading method

Lectures:

0 points (4 hours a week)

Syllabus:

1.     Historical perspectives of molecular genetics

2.     Homologous recombination

3.     Site-specific recombination

4.     Transposition

5.     The regulation of gene expression in prokaryotes

6.     The regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes

7.     Regulatory RNAs in prokaryotes

8.     Regulatory RNAs in eukaryotes

9.     RNA interference

10.   DNA methylation and genomic imprinting

11.   The molecular biological methods for DNA analysis

12.   The molecular biological methods for RNA analysis

13.   The molecular biological methods for protein analysis

14.   Model systems in molecular genetics


Exercises:

0 points (2 hours a week)

Syllabus:

  1. Molecular biological methods for the analysis of chromosomes
  2. Molecular biological methods for the analysis of DNA molecules
  3. Molecular biological methods for the analysis of RNA molecules
  4. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), RT-PCR and "real-time" PCR
  5. Molecular biological methods for the analysis of proteins
  6. Molecular biological methods for mutation detection
  7. Molecular biological methods for mutation screening
  8. Array methods
  9. Molecular biological methods for genome sequencing
  10. Methods used for sequencing large genomes
  11. The defense of students' term papers
  12. The defense of students' term papers
  13. The defense of students' term papers
  14. A visit to a laboratory of molecular biology
  15. A visit to a laboratory of molecular biology

Colloquia:

60 points

Remarks:

There are three progress tests altogether, each test carries 20 points.

Oral exam:

40 points

Wed Jul 10 15:09:46 2019

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