Cell Biology - BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II (2014/2015)

Course code
4S02703
Credits
6
Academic sector
BIO/04 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
teoria 3 II sem. Massimo Crimi
laboratorio [1° turno] 3 II sem. Massimo Crimi
laboratorio [2° turno] 3 II sem. Massimo Crimi
laboratorio [3° turno] 3 II sem. Luca Dall'Osto
laboratorio [4° turno] 3 II sem. Luca Dall'Osto

Lesson timetable

II sem.
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
teoria Monday 2:30 PM - 7:30 PM lesson Laboratory Laboratorio di Biochimica  
teoria Tuesday 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Laboratory Laboratorio di Biochimica  
teoria Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall F  

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.

Syllabus

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 with fresh plant material, staining of subcellular structures. Purification of cellular subfractions with differential centrifugation, spectrophotometric analysis of the obtained fractions to identify mitochondria.

Assessment methods and criteria

Preparation of a scientific report (lab experience).
Open question and multiple choice test plus oral examination