To establish a basic understanding of the cellular pathways that produce molecules of biological importance, and to develop practical skills in selected methods for analysing these molecules.
Genes, structure, organisation, localization. Chromatin and modelling. Regulation of genes and relationship to transcription. Transcriptional control mechanisms. Transcription factors, basal transcription apparatus. Gene control at distance. RNA structure, splicing. mRNA production and stability. Translation, translation control. Protein folding mechanisms and structure. Protein distribution. Protein signalling. Protein degradation.
Analysing DNA. Understanding recombinant DNA and its relationship to cloning. Protein expression using plasmids. Vectors fro DNA. Protein expression systems. Mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance for protein and DNA analysis; chromatographic and electrophoretic methods for nucleic acid and protein separation and characterisation; X-Ray crystallography as it pertains to the structure of proteins and amino acids; DNA and protein microarrays, principles and current technologies.
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Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.
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