BE209: Principles of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology - Spring 2016

 

 

 

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Date

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Day

Topic

Chapter

20-Jan

1

Wed

Introduction To Cells

1

25-Jan

2

Mon

Chemical Components Of Cells And Basic Energetics

2, 3

27-Jan

3

Wed

Proteins and catalysis

3, 4

1-Feb

4

Mon

DNA, Chromosomes, and Genomes.

5

3-Feb

5

Wed

DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination.

6

replication fork video

telomerase video

8-Feb

6

Mon

How Cells Read The Genome: From DNA to Protein.

7

link to second video

10-Feb

7

Wed

Control of Gene Expression.

8

16-Feb

8

Tues

Mid-term preview and review.

Lectures 1 - 7

17-Feb

9

Wed

Energy from food

13

required video - 90 mins

(the big picture not the details)

22-Feb

10

Mon

                             MIDTERM 1 In PHO210

Lectures 1 - 7

24-Feb

11

Wed

Energy Conversion: Mitochondria and Chloroplasts.

14

Two useful videos

Plus a third video

29-Feb

12

Mon

Membrane Structure And Cross-Transport  

11, 12

2-Mar

13

Wed

Intracellular Organelle Transport

15

Spring Break !!!

14-Mar

14

Mon

Mechanisms Of Cell Communication.

16

16-Mar

15

Wed

The Cytoskeleton. Cell Junctions, Cell Adhesion, And The Extracellular Matrix

17

21-Mar

16

Mon

The Cell Cycle And Apoptosis

18

23-Mar

17

Wed

Cell Division And Meiosis

19

28-Mar

18

Mon

Genome Engineering

10

30-Mar

19

Wed

Mid-Term Preview And Problem Set Review.

Lectures 8, 11 - 17

4-Apr

20

Mon

                              MIDTERM 2

Lectures 8, 11 - 17

6-Apr

21

Wed

 DNA Sequencing

Superb, succinct animation on sequencing

series of sequencing animations from DOE  

transcripts from DOE animations

Scientific American

Next Gen Sequencing

11-Apr

22

Mon

 Microarrays  / RNAi

 

11am Xue Han - Optogenetics

microarrays  

RNAi

spotted microarray animation

wikipedia_microarray

13-Apr

23

Wed

 Mass Spectrometry

article on mass spec

(ignore the grayed out regions)

20-Apr

24

Wed

 Computation / NCBI

 

Wilson Wong Latest Methods for Genome Editing

25-Apr

25

Mon

 Cancer and Stem Cells

Hallmarks of Cancer - Required

stem cell primer

27-Apr

26

Wed

Final Review

Lectures 1 27, with emphasis on Lectures 18 27

5-May

27

Tues

Final Exam   - 9 am !! (Note: time change!)

Lectures 1 27, with emphasis on Lectures 18 27

 

 

 

Course Lectures: Mon, Wed:  10 am Noon Location: PHO 210, Charles River Campus

 

lab schedule and notes administrative: rules, notes

lab manuals and discussion notes people

additional reading

 

 

 

 Book

Essential Cell Biology, 4th Edition.; Authors: Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Karen Hopkin, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts and Peter Walter

  

A related, much older, book is free online  here

 

A newer version, the 4th edition, is available for rental at reduced prices here