Cell Biology [Cognomi F-O] - BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II (2010/2011)

Course code
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Teoria 3 II semestre Massimo Crimi
Laboratorio 3 II semestre Massimo Crimi

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
Teoria Tuesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall A  
Teoria Thursday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall A  
Laboratorio Friday 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Gino Tessari  
Laboratorio Friday 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Laboratory Laboratorio di Biologia Vegetale  

Learning outcomes

The cell biology course (I and II) focuses on the main features of the prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell, on structure and function of sub-cellular compartments, on cell division and cytological techniques. The origin of life on Earth and the origin of the cells will also be considered in this course.
The laboratory will support the understanding of the theory and will enable the students to use optical microscope and prepare simple experiments.


The flow of information: Transcription and translation. The protein synthesis. Targeting to different compartments and vescicles. Cellular signalling mechanisms. The cell cycle. Mitosis and meiosis. Cell death and apoptosis. Cancer cells. Viruses.

Laboratory: microscopy techniques.

Assessment methods and criteria

Open question and multiple choice test plus oral examination (if requested by the teacher).

Teaching aids
Title Format (Language, Size, Publication date)
cancer  pdfpdf (it, 2516 KB, 10/05/11)
meiosi  pdfpdf (it, 3224 KB, 10/05/11)