Molecular Genetics

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

To provide students with a critical understanding of molecular
biological techniques, their interpretation and application in relation
to behavior.

Inhoud vak

Since (most of) the human genome is sequenced, research searching for
genes involved in behavioral traits exponentially increased. For those
studies, DNA is collected from subjects. After DNA collection, the DNA
is isolated and measured in a laboratory. This course evaluates the
different techniques that can be used to manipulate DNA like sequencing,
PCR and gel electrophoreses. The structure of the genome (structure of a
DNA molecule, coding/non- coding DNA, mutations etc.) and how genomes
function in cells (gene expression, DNA transcription/translation, DNA
replication etc) will also be explained.


2 x 2 hrs lectures + 1 x 2 hrs teacher-guided small-group
lecture/practical per week


Written examination (2/3 of final grade) and writing assignment (1/3 of
final grade). Partial grades are only valid during the study year in
which the grade has been achieved.


T. Strachan & A. Read (2018). Human Molecular Genetics (5th edition).

Overige informatie

This course is taught in English

Algemene informatie

Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P5
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Fac. der Gedrags- en Bewegingswetensch.
Vakcoördinator dr. R. Pool
Examinator dr. R. Pool
Docenten dr. R. Pool
R. Jansen

Praktische informatie

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