Experimental Cell Biology II

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Experimental Cell Biology II

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This course is offered in weeks 5-8 of period 1 and is to be taken together with the course Experimental cell Biology I (in week 1-4 of period 1).

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    The student has an overview of advanced techniques in Cell Biology. The student is acquainted with current open questions and on-going developments in Cell Biology. The student can use the gained knowledge in Cell Biology for the design of a research proposal.

     

    COURSE CONTENT
    In-depth discussion of modern Cell Biology, with a particular focus on current and emerging experimental techniques. In Research Lectures, current state-of-the-art topics in Cell Biology will be discussed.

    Lecture topics include advanced -omic approaches, such as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and interactomics.

    Research lectures on

    • Protein (GFP) labeling and visualization techniques
    • (Confocal) Microscopy and Live Cell Imaging • Proteomics and mass spectrometry
    • Systems Biology
    • Knock-out and RNAi techniques
    • Interactomics techniques

    The student will work out and submit a research proposal on a chosen topic in Cell Biology (group work).

    FORM OF TUITION
    Lectures, work discussions related to the research proposal, self-study in groups to repeat lecture material and for research proposal

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Written exam (2/3), research proposal (1/3)

    RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
    Basic (first and second year level) courses in Cell Biology, participation in Experimental Cell Biology I.

    REMARKS
    Compulsory portal course of the minor Biomolecular Sciences and Neurosciences. This minor course requires a minimum of 25 participants to take place. This course is offered in weeks 5-8 of period 1 and is to be taken together with the course Experimental cell Biology I (in week 1-4 of period 1).

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