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BIO2210 Introduction to Molecular Biology 3 op
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Bioinformatics
Person in charge
Professor of bioinformatics
Preceding studies
No bioscience background is required.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
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Curricula 2011 – 2012


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

Basics of molecular genetics. Knowledge of nucleic acids and molecular biology methods to understand nucleic acid sequence data and gene regulation

Learning outcomes

After completing Introduction to molecular genetics, the student can: Describe the main features how the genetic information flows within an organism in transcription and translation; can describe RNA splicing and alternative splicing and basic elements in gene regulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; can list a number of techniques in molecular biology and describe their general principles.


How to study genes and genomes; exploring proteins; DNA sequencing methods, including high-throughput methods; polymerase chain reaction.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 20 h 0 h

Assignments and/or essays; tutorial sessions

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Midterm exam  Written exam 
In English
Study materials 

First half of the lectures.


One third of the total score.

Home essay  Essay 
In English
Numeric 1-5. 

Essay comprises one third of the total score.

Homework  Exercise(s) 
In English
Endterm exam  Written exam 
In English
Study materials 

Last half of the lectures.


One third of the total score.

Intermediate and final examinations on lectured topics and selected parts of the books below. An essay.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Parts of Stryer's Biochemistry (6th or 7th edition) plus material given in the lectures.

Belongs to following study modules

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