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Molecular Biology - CBMS224

The combination of CBMS223 with this unit provides an essential core of biochemistry and molecular biology. This unit aims to provide students with further insights into the molecular processes of the living cell, and at the same time help students to understand the complex language of molecular biology. Topics covered include: molecular biological techniques, prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene regulation and genome organisation, transcription of RNA, translation of RNA to proteins, replication of DNA, bacterial and animal viruses, photosynthesis, and proteomics. The practical program is designed to give students a broad introduction to modern molecular biology techniques including extraction of DNA and RNA from cells, reverse transcriptase PCR, agarose- and SDS-polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis, cloning of cDNA, DNA sequencing, and heterologous protein expression in E. coli and analysis of the expressed protein products. As such it is highly recommended for all biomolecular sciences students.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Robert Willows

CBMS103 or CBMS107) and BIOL115 Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):

Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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