This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The lectures in cell biology will cover the molecular basis for the cell's structure and organization. The students will acquire basic knowledge and understanding of cell biology concepts. Important aspects which will be covered are:
  • Structure and function of biomolecules
  • The build-up and structure of cells, primarily eukaryotic cells
  • The functioning of the different cellular structures/organelles
  • Structur and function of biological membranes
  • Metabolism and photosynthesis
  • How cells communicate
  • Control of cell division, cell cycle and cell death
  • Transcription and protein synthesis (translation)

Learning outcome

After completing this course students should be able to:
  • Describe the building blocks of different cell types
  • Understand how genes are expressed
  • Describe how cells divide and communicate
  • Understand different cell biological laboratory techniques
  • Have some insight into the various research activities within biological chemistry at UiS


The first part of the course will give and introduction on prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, how DNA and chromosomes are build, gene expression, cell division and communication. Furthermore, the course presents selected topics on organelle development and division, metabolic compartmentation, circadian rhythms, peroxisomal functions in different cells, DNA-repair.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/14 hoursA - FNone permitted

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Daniela Maria Pampanin
Course teacher
Astrid Elisabeth Mork-Jansson , Daniela Maria Pampanin
Head of Department
Ingunn Westvik Jolma, Gro Johnsen

Method of work

4 hours lectures per week.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Cell biology (BBI120_1) 10

Open to

Biological Chemistry - Biotechnology - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Chemistry and Environmental Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Mathematics and Physics - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Biological Chemistry - Master of Science Degree Programme
Environmental Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme

Course assessment

Forms and/or discussion.


Link to reading list

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 30.09.2020