Methods in Molecular Biology and Genetics (2020/2021)



Course code
4S008190
Credits
12
Coordinator
Antonella Furini
Academic sector
AGR/07 - AGRICULTURAL GENETICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
teoria 6 II semestre, I semestre Linda Avesani, Diana Bellin, Antonella Furini, Sara Zenoni

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laboratorio [1° turno] 6 II semestre, I semestre Linda Avesani, Diana Bellin, Antonella Furini, Sara Zenoni

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laboratorio [2° turno] 6 II semestre, I semestre Linda Avesani, Diana Bellin, Antonella Furini, Sara Zenoni

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide basic knowledge of recombinant DNA technologies and methodologies applied to molecular genetic and genomic analysis. Frontal lessons will be introductory to traditional genetic methodologies and to the most advanced ones to analyze genes and their functions. Laboratory lessons will apply the background from frontal lessons by using the most common methodologies of molecular genetics used for prokaryotes and eukaryotes. At the end of the course the student will know the principal techniques related to the extraction, analysis and manipulation of nucleic acids; protein expression in heterologous systems; the techniques used for genetic transformation of animal and plant organisms; the methods for gene expression analysis and for studying protein-protein interactions. The acquired knowledge will enable the students to understand the methodological approaches used in scientific research in molecular genetics and to use molecular technologies for specific laboratory experiments.