Spring 2022 - BISC 428 D100

Cell Anatomy (3)

Class Number: 1971

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    AQ 3003, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BISC 101, BISC 102, MBB 222 and MBB 231, all with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This course provides students with an advanced, detailed understanding of a variety of cell biological topics with particular attention given to the cytoskeleton, intercellular junctions, vesicle trafficking and post-translational modifications of proteins associated with those topics. Students will also be exposed to the history of cell biology throughout the course. Students who have completed BISC 472 under the title "Advanced Cell Biology" may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Description:

This course provides students with an advanced understanding of a variety of cell biological topics with particular attention given to the cytoskeleton, intercellular junctions, vesicle trafficking and post-translational modifications of proteins within the structures. Students will also be exposed to the history of cell biology throughout the course. The field of cell biology is always changing. Consequently, in this course we will couple the basic information provided in textbooks with current literature.

 

Outline of Topics:

The history of cell biology

The cytoskeleton

Intercellular junctions

Vesicle trafficking

Post-translational modifications

Using pathogens as tools to study cell biology


There are no tutorials or labs associated with this course.

Grading

  • Midterm 1 30%
  • Midterm 2 30%
  • Final Exam 40%

NOTES:

Mode of teaching: 

Lecture: UNKNOWN 

Laboratory: None 

Tutorial: None 

Midterms: synchronous; dates: TBA 

Final exam: synchronous; date: TBA

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Molecular Cell Biology. Lodish et al.  9th Edition

 


Registrar Notes:

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