biology applied to the animal cell

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2019/2020
Year: 
1
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2019/2020
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
6
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
48
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (48 hours)
Assessment: 
Voto Finale

What are Biological Sciences
General structure of living - Unicellular and multicellular organisms

The chemistry of life
Basics of General Chemistry - Macromolecules: Proteins, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Nucleic Acids

The origin of life
Origin of the procaryote and eukaryote cell

Biology Research: Methods and Instruments:
Observation and manipulation of biological samples, microscopy techniques, protein analysis

Cellular Biology
General structure of the eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
Cell sub-structures: organelles: plasmalemma, RE and RER and proteins, lysosomes and degradation, Protein synthesis and protein sorting, peroxisomes and detoxification, Golgi apparatus and glycosylation, mitochondria and energy.

Cell biochemistry
The Fundamental Cycles - Energy and Oxidative Phosphorylation

Nucleus and gene expression
DNA, RNA, Chromatic, Transcription and Translation - Inheritance - Genotype and Phenotype - Epigenetic

Cell motility:
Cytoskeleton: Actin-Myosin, Tubulin, IFs
amoeboid, ciliary and flagellar motility.

Germ cells
Meiosis, Fertilization and Embryonic Development
Cell differentiation

The cellular cross-talk: cell communication
Cellular interaction, Signals and Receptors
Cell cycle, Mitosis

Histology: cells in their social context
The tissues

Animal structure and functions:
Basics of organs and apparatus:
Gastrointestinal - Circulatory and Respiratory, Immune System, Excretory, Muscle, skeleton - Nervous

Invito alla Biologia - Helena Curtis, N Sue Barnes, Adriana Schnek, Alicia Massarini – Zanichelli
Principi di Biologia - David Sadava, CH Heller, GH Orians, WK Purves, DM Hillis - Zanichelli

The multimedia content (lessons and videos of the lessons) will be available to students on specific websites

Lectures and visits to research laboratories

Student reception: the teacher is always available by previous agreement by email: maurizio.brivio@uninsubria.it

Parent course