Summer 2015 - MBB 231 D100

Cellular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

Class Number: 1380

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SSCB 9200, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MBB 222, BISC 101, CHEM 281 with grades of C- or better. Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 282 or CHEM 283.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A study of the molecular processes which underlie cell structure and function, integrating ultrastructural, physiological and biochemical approaches. Modern techniques used in the analysis of organelle and cell function are integral parts of the course.

COURSE DETAILS:

Lecture Topics:

  1. Introduction to the cell
  2. Review of protein biochemistry
  3. Membranes and organelles
  4. Microscopy
  5. Membrane transport
  6. Energy conversion and carbon flow
  7. Intracellular compartments and protein sorting
  8. Intracellular vesicular traffic
  9. The cytoskeleton
  10. Cell migration and signaling

Grading

  • Midterm 1 20%
  • Midterm 2 20%
  • Midterm 3 20%
  • Midterm 4 20%
  • Midterm 5 20%

NOTES:

Grades will be based on five midterms.
(subject to change)

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Hardin et al., Becker’s World of the Cell, 8th Edition, 2012.  Pearson.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

  • Students are advised to review the plagiarism tutorial found at
    http://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/tutorials/plagiarism-tutorial
  • For help with writing, learning and study strategies please contact the Student Learning Commons at
    http://learningcommons.sfu.ca/
  • Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities (778-782-3112 or e-mail:  csdo@sfu.ca)

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS