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Cell Biology BIO100

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)
  • Immune cells
  • Cell culture techniques

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

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Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

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
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
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours A - F None permitted

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Hanne Røland Hagland
Course teacher: Abdelnour Alhourani
Course teacher: Astrid Elisabeth Mork-Jansson
Course teacher: Astrid Elisabeth Mork-Jansson
Head of Department: Ingunn Westvik Jolma
Course teacher: Daniela Maria Pampanin
Course teacher: Mark van der Giezen
Course coordinator: Astrid Elisabeth Mork-Jansson
Course teacher: Lutz Andreas Eichacker
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Hanne Røland Hagland
Head of Department: Ingunn Westvik Jolma
Course teacher: Hanne Røland Hagland
Course teacher: Cathrine Lillo
Method of work
4 hours lectures per week.
Open for
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.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Cell biology (BBI120) 10
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