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Cell Biology I(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry
Starts 1 : 2 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory
Lecturer : Kentaro NOMA Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
Aims: This course aims to develop students’ foundation in basic cell organization.
The course provides students with an overview of cell structure, proteins structure and function, and fundamental
genetic processes in the cell.

By the end of the course, students should be able to understand and explain the following topics in appropriate scientific terminology:
(1) overall cellular organization
(2) molecular structure of proteins and its importance for all cellular processes
(3) how the genetic material is maintained and expressed in cells
(4) how these genetic mechanisms impact evolution
Students will also develop theoretical understanding of molecular biology laboratory techniques.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Fundamentals of Biology I

•Course Topics
1. Basic cell organization;
2. Protein structure and function;
3. Structure of DNA and chromosomes;
4. DNA replication, repair and recombination;
5. DNA expression
6. Control of gene expression
7. Introduction to evolutionary biology
8. Introduction to molecular biology methods
Assignments and preparations outside of class hours: students are required to prepare for each class by reading the
assigned textbook content and preparing a short schematic summary of important concepts before class.

Essential Cell Biology, B. Alberts et al., Garland Science.

•Additional Reading
Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition, B. Alberts et al., W. W. Norton

•Grade Assessment
Evaluation is based on class participation, assignments and examinations. A total score of at least 60/100 is required
to receive a passing grade.

Absent: based on the submission of Course Withdrawal Request Form
Fail: based on a total accumulated score of less than 60%

In-person and live online (on-demand video will be available when necessary)

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