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BTK4311 Gene Expression 10 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Biotechnology

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student have learned to gain advanced knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms and machinery of expression of eukaryotic genes, emphasizing mammals, but also introducing material, where relevant, from studies of plant, fungal and invertebrate genes as well as of bacterial and viral genes.

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Vesa Hytönen, Teacher responsible


13-Jan-2016 – 16-Mar-2016
Wed 13-Jan-2016 - 16-Mar-2016 weekly at 11.15-14.00


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Course slides, scientific literature and the book Jocelyn E. Krebs, Elliott S. Goldstein and Stephen T. Kilpatrick, Lewin's GENES XI (2013 or 2014). The examinable textbook material is from Lewin's GENES XI as summarized below. Although it is mostly about eukaryotic gene expression, many of its aspects can only be properly understood by reference to the relevant processes in bacteria or viruses. Examinable material: Lewin's GENES XI chapters 19-30