aVLBI0121s Biology I - seminar

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
0/1. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. Ing. Petr Dvořák, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Vladimír Rotrekl, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Michal Strouhal, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. David Šmajs, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Stjepan Uldrijan, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Miroslav Vařecha, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Cetkovská, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Hana Hříbková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martina Vráblíková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Petr Dvořák, CSc.
Department of Biology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Biology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
each even Friday 15:00–16:40 A11/234
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
After completion of the course student: understands the basis of molecular and comparative analyses used in medicine and biomedical research; is able to explain the principle of basic methods and their application; is able to judge their relevance for individualized medicine. Student is also able to possibly apply this knowledge and skills in his/her future scientific research.
  • Week 2: 28.9. - 2.10.
  • Modern microscopic imaging and analytical techniques in cell biology
  • Week 4: 12.10. - 16.10.
  • Human genome, human genome project and postgenomic era
  • Week 6: 26.10. - 30.10.
  • Epigenetics in development and disease
  • Week 8: 9.11. - 13.11.
  • Principles and examples of molecular and cellular biology technique
  • Week 10: 23.11. - 27.11.
  • Molecular biology techniques in diagnostic and therapy
  • Week 12: 7.12. - 11.12.
  • Modern approaches in studying macromolecular structures and macromolecular interactions - implication for drug development
    required literature
  • Essential cell biology. Edited by Bruce Alberts. 3rd ed. New York: Garland Science, 2009. 1 v. ISBN 9780815341307. info
  • Medical genetics at a glance. Edited by D. J. Pritchard - Bruce R. Korf. 3rd ed. Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. 1 online r. ISBN 9781118689028. info
    recommended literature
  • HARDIN, Jeff, Gregory BERTONI and Lewis J. KLEINSMITH. Becker's world of the cell. 8th ed. Boston: Benjamin Cummings, 2012. xxviii, 79. ISBN 9780321709783. info
  • LODISH, Harvey F. Molecular cell biology. 6th ed. New York, N.Y.: W.H. Freeman and Company, 2008. xxxvii, 11. ISBN 9780716776017. info
  • SNUSTAD, D. Peter and Michael J. SIMMONS. Principles of genetics. 5th ed. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2009. xix, 823. ISBN 9780470388259. info
  • WEINBERG, Robert A. The biology of cancer. Second edition. London: Garland Science, 2013. xx, 876. ISBN 9780815345282. info
  • WOLPERT, Lewis. Principles of development. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xxv, 542. ISBN 0198792913. info
    not specified
  • CAMPBELL, Neil A. Biology. Edited by Jane B. Reece. 7th ed. San Francisco: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, 2005. xl, 1231. ISBN 080537146X. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Seminar attendance is mandatory. Students continue with following subjects without proof of this semester's knowledge. The subject is followed by Biology II-lecture (aVLBI0222p) that ends up with a written examination test covering the knowledge of all Biology topics from both semesters (lectures, seminars, practices).
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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