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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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BIKE4300 Genes and Genomes 10 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Howard Jacobs
Preceding studies
Course by enrolment only: application deadline Thu 15.09.2011. Course entry based on completion of basic and subject studies, any exceptions must be fully justified and will only be accepted on a discretionary basis. All students enrolled on the course are expected to devote full-time to it. Homework assignment 1 will be required for starting the course.

Learning outcomes

Genes and genome structure will be considered from both a functional and an evolutionary perspective.


The course will cover prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene organization, conjugating and non-conjugating plasmids, repetitive DNA, centromeres, telomeres, transposable elements, organelle genomes and programmed DNA rearrangements as well as an introductory overview of molecular evolution and evolutionary genetics. DNA replication, recombination and repair will be considered both mechanistically and from a functional standpoint.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

Lectures, tutorials, private studies homework assignment.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Lectures/tutorials, private study and homework assignments, tutorial and examination in English language only.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
70% by homework assignments, 30% by final exam week 50

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn

Period 2. Weeks 43-50.

Study materials

Krebs JE, Goldstein ES, Kilpatrick ST (2011) Lewin's Genes X
Jones & Bartlett, ISBN 978-0-7637-6632-0
selected chapters

For poster: materials from the internet and open-access journals


Belongs to following study modules

Institute of Biomedical Technology
Molecular biology (Biochemistry)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Institute of Biomedical Technology