Summer 2021 - MBB 429 D100
RNA-mediated Gene Regulation (3)
Class Number: 2646
Delivery Method: In Person
RNA plays an important role in gene regulation. This course will explore recent primary literature studying the biochemistry of these processes.
Lecture topics will include, but are not limited to:
- RNA interference in plants and animals
- CRISPR bacterial antiviral defense
- Transcriptional and translational regulation - riboswitches, tmRNA, IRES elements, 6S RNA, etc.
- Post-transcriptional processing - editing, capping and splicing. Naturally occuring ribozymes.
- Class Essay 30%
- Short Quizzes 40%
- Class Participation 30%
- Lecture: synchronous (students are expected to attend scheduled lectures remotely with their webcam turned on)
- Assessments: synchronous midterm exams (students must take exams during scheduled class time)
- Final Exam: no final exam
- Remote invigilation: Yes
- access to high-speed internet
- computer with webcam
- Zoom capability
None. This course is based on primary literature (journal articles).
Supplementary material will be made available from selected texts or journal articles.
Bloomfield, Crothers and Tinoco. Nucleic Acids Structures, Properties and Functions, 2000. University Science Books.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021
Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).