INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering
||Number of ECTS Credits
||Class Hours Per Week
||Total Hours Per Semester
||2 + 2
|Lada Lukić-Bilela, Assist. Prof. Dr.
||Lejla Smajlović Skenderagić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
|The lectures of this course are devoted to structural details and the molecular functions of the various components of the cell. Lectures will introduce topics such as endocytosis, intra-membrane transport, protein targeting, organelle biosynthesis, protein sorting, exocytosis, cell shape, motility and cell-to-cell interaction. Lectures will also focus on signal transduction, processes and cellular functions that are required for cell growth and programmed cell death (apoptosis). Upon completion of the course, students should have a comprehensive understanding of the architecture and function of living cells. This course is taken concurrently with a laboratory course.
|Making a detailed study on chemical components of cells.
Introduction to the basics of energy, catalysis, and biosynthesis.
Illustrating the structure and function of the plasma membrane and cytoskeleton.
Explaining the structure and function of mitochondrion and chloroplast.
Studying proteins and DNA.
Teaching the cell's interaction with its environment and cytoplasmic membrane systems.
Illustrating basic microscopy of different cell types.
- Introduction to cells: The discovery of cells, basic properties of cells, prokaryotes and eukaryotes
- Cell chemistry
- Energy, catalysis, and biosynthesis
- Structure and function of the plasma membrane
- Membrane transport
- How cells obtain energy from food
- Intracellular compartments and transport
- MID-TERM EXAM WEEK
- Cytoskeleton. Cell communication
- Cell division
- Cell cycle control, and cell death
- The extracellular space
- Cell differentiation
- DNA and chromosomes
- Protein structure and function
- Beginning of classes
- Introduction, lab safety
- Introduction to Microscopy; Observation of cells
- Osmosis and Diffusion
- Spectrophotometric analysis of membrane stability in beet root cells
- Cellular fractionation
- Isolation and counting of chloroplast
- MID-TERM EXAM WEEK
- Isolation and determination of enzyme concentration
- Analysis of polysaccharides
- Barr body observation
- Preparation for practical exam
- Practical Exam
- Interactive Lectures
- Practical Sessions
- Discussions and group work
| Class Deliverables||1||20|
| Final Exam||1||40|
- Show the basic structure of the cell
- Recognize molecular mechanisms in the cell
- Interpret cell metabolism
- Memorize cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis
- Identify distinction between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
- Illustrate the structure of plant cells in leaf, stem and root
- Explain the structure of animal cells through the study of human blood cells
- Describe basic cytogenetics and human karyotype
- Alberts, B., Bray, D., Hopkin, K., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K., & Walter, P. (2014). Essential Cell
- Biology, 5th ed. New York, NY, USA: Garland Science
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)||15||2||30|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)||15||2||30|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)||1||2||2|
|Final Examination(1 week)||1||2||2|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination||1||12||12|
|Preparation for Final Examination||1||15||15|
|Assignment / Homework/ Project||1||18||18|
|Seminar / Presentation||1||18||18|