Gene therapy: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

(Department)  Biomedical Engineering         (Division)      Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
 (Level and Major)   Undergraduate

Course Title                Gene therapy: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Number of Credits       3             Prerequisite

Course Description:
In this course, the fundamental of cell biology in cellular and molecular level is introduced. The cell structure, organelles and their function, genome, protein structure and functions are discussed.  
Course Goals and Objectives: Student will become familiar with cell structure, cell function, cell compartments and their interactions, the application of cell biology in tissue engineering with giving some real applied examples.
Course Topics:        
  • Introduction to molecular cell biology
  • Molecular cell biology importance in TE
  • Cell and its functions
  • Chemical foundation of life
  • Introduction to proteins and their structure
  • Cell genetics and gene expression
  • cell cycles and signaling
  • cell organization and movement
  • from cell to tissue
  • introduction to stem cell
  • student class presentations
The course aims to:
  • Help students understand the cell structure and main functions in molecular level
Reading Resources:
  • Molecular cell biology- Lodish, 9th edition 2019
  • Molecular cell biology- Dr. Ahmad Majd
Exams and projects:
Midterm: 40%, Final exam: 40%, course project and assignments: 20%.

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