134.201 Molecular Biology of the Cell
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe the cell as a chemical system, to explain energetic processes in a cell, to analyse DNA packing in the nucleus, to explicate DNA replication as well as to describe proteins.

Subject of course

1. Components of a cell: from molecules to organelles

2. The cell as a chemical system

  • chemical bonds
  • acids/bases
  • macromolecules: lipids, sugars, nucleic acids, proteins

3. Energy

  • chemical equilibrium
  • energy carriers ATP, GTP, NADH, FADH2
  • glycolysis
  • citric acid cycle
  • electron transport chain
  • ATP synthesis

4. DNA packing in the nucleus

  • DNA double helix
  • nucleosomes
  • chromatin
  • chromosomes

5. DNA Replication

6. Transcription, splicing, RNA interference

7. Translation

8. Proteins

  • properties of the natural amino acids
  • protein folding
  • protein domains
  • protein sorting
  • synthesis of membrane proteins
  • protein glycosylation
  • degradation

Teaching methods

Presentation and discussion of the subjects with the students.

Mode of examination


Additional information


Handouts will be offered



Course dates

Wed10:00 - 12:0007.10.2020 - 27.01.2021Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A Molecular Biology of the Cell
Molecular Biology of the Cell - Single appointments
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Examination modalities

oral exam at the end of the term or further along the line on appointment. Estimated duration: 20 minutes

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.09.2020 00:00 30.08.2021 00:00 30.08.2021 00:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 453 Biomedical Engineering


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