Cell Biology (BIO 332)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Mol.Bio.Genetic&Bioengin.(BIO)
4
6.00 / 7.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Cavit Ağca cavit.agca@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
BIO321
Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Workshop,Laboratory
Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative,Discussion based learning
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CONTENT

The fundamental molecular processes of cells are examined using evidence from biochemical, physiological and microscopic analyses. Topics include: the logical spatial and temporal organization and regulation of of metabolism; generation and function of cellular compartments; the organization and regulation of cell growth and division; and cell-environment and cell-cell interactions. Comparisons among prokaryotic , free-living eukaryotic and metazoan eukaryotic cells of diverse organisms are used to assess the universality of these processes and their mechanisms.

OBJECTIVE

Teaching basic cell biology at molecular and systemic levels.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Know basic principles governing organization, interaction and function of cellular components.
Understand regulation of metabolic and genetic activities in cells.
Understand the molecular mechanisms involved in signaling within and outside the cell.
Understand how activities of different types of cells are regulated in a complementary fashion in higher organisms.
Be able to develop models for higher organizational states of cells.
Have sufficient laboratory skills to identify basic cellular components under the microscope and to be able perform basic cellular activity measurements.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 20
Midterm 60
Other 20

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Molecular Biology of the Cell
Alberts, B. et al (2015) Garland

Optional Readings

Essential Cell Biology
Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K. and Walter, P.
Garland Publishing Inc. (2014)

-Physical Biology of the Cell
Phillips, R., Kondev, J. and Theriot, J. (2009)
Garland Science ISBN 978-0-8153-4163-5.