Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
To obtain insight in DNA and in molecular biological techniques.
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.
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).
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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