Molecular Genetics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Molecular Genetics

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Genetics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    To obtain insight in DNA and in molecular biological techniques.

    COURSE CONTENT
    Since (most of) the human genome is sequenced, research searching for genes involved in behavioral traits exponentially increased. For those studies, DNA is collected from subjects. After DNA collection, the DNA is isolated and measured in a laboratory. This course evaluates the different techniques that can be used to manipulate DNA like sequencing, PCR and gel electrophoreses. The structure of the genome (structure of a DNA molecule, coding/non- coding DNA, mutations etc.) and how genomes function in cells (gene expression, DNA transcription/translation, DNA replication etc) will also be explained.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures, teacher-guided small-group, computer lab

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Written examination (2/3 of final grade) and writing assignment (1/3 of final grade).

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