Course: Genetically Modified Organisms

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Course title Genetically Modified Organisms
Course code KGZB/GMO
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Čurn Vladislav, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Isolation and cloning of genes or DNA fragments. Techniques of transgenesis and introduction of insert into the target genome, transgene inheritance. Use of products of genetically modified organisms in agriculture, medicine, industrial biotechnology, environmental protection, risk assessment of GMO. Additional requirements for the student: General mastery of genetically modified organisms - animals and plants. Mastering the basic procedures of transgenesis. Advantages and risks of using products of genetically modified organisms.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Semestral paper - 90 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint doctoral students with the procedures listed below and partial mastery of some basic techniques for the development of genetically modified organisms.
The student can independently navigate in the given issue and is able to use the acquired knowledge in their scientific activities or other practice.
Prerequisites
The student is familiar with the issues within the scope of university studies and is willing to study independently.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Standard knowledge of genetics, physiology and biochemistry of plants / animals
Recommended literature
  • Charon, K. M., Świtoński, M. Genetyka zwierząt. Wyd. II., Warszawa, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN 2004, 319 s..
  • Klug, W. S., Cummings, M. R. Concepts of Genetics. Columbus, Ohio, Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company A Bell & Howell Company 1983, 614 s..
  • Malepszy, S. Biotechnologia roślin. Warszawa, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN 2004, 608 s..
  • Winter, P. C., Hickey, G. I., Fletcher, H.,L. Genetyka. Wyd. II. Warszawa, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN 2004, 447 s..
  • Winter, P. C., Hickey, G.,I., Fletcher, H. L. Instant Notes in Genetics. Second edition. London, BIOS Scientific Publishers Limited 2002, 369 s..
  • Zwierzchowski, L., Jaszczak, K., Modliński, J. Biotechnologia zwierząt. Warszawa, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN 1997, 736 s..


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Biotechnology (1) Category: Agriculture and forestry - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Biotechnology (1) Category: Agriculture and forestry - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -