Course: Biology of the Cell II.

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Course title Biology of the Cell II.
Course code KMB/601
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šauman Ivo, prof. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Lukeš Julius, prof. RNDr. CSc.
  • Žurovec Michal, prof. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Content of lectures: - Basic methods to study cells - Chemical composition of cells, bioenergetics - Nucleic acids - RNA and proteins - Membrane structure and transport - Cytoskeleton, motor proteins - Intracellular compartments and protein targeting - Cell division - Cell division control - Cellular communication and signalling cascades - Multicellularity and cell differentiation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
  • Preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 20 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This course aims to broaden knowledge of cellular functions as covered by textbook Molecular biology of the Cell by Bruce Alberts et al.
Advancement of understanding of cell biology at the molecular and genetic level.
Basic understanding of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics.
KMB/023 and KMB/240

Assessment methods and criteria

Minimum 70% of points to pass the final exam test
Recommended literature
  • Alberts et al. (1998) - Základy buněčné biologie, český překlad, Espero Publishing, Ústí nad Labem.
  • Alberts et al (2014) Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition , Garland Science..
  • Lodish et al. Molecular Cell Biology. New York, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4641-0981-2.
  • Ron Milo, Rob Phillips. Milo and Phillips (2016) Cell Biology by the Numbers. New York, 2016. ISBN 978-0-8153-4537-4.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Clinical Biology (1) Category: Biology courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Experimental Biology (1) Category: Biology courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter