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BB40118: Current topics in gene regulation and cell differentiation

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: In taking this unit you cannot take BB40085 or take BB40102 or take BB40124 and before taking this unit you must take BB10005 and take BB10006 and take BB20024 and take BB20025 and take BB20149 and (take BB30055 or take BB30167) or you must have taken suitable degree units from another university.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide an understanding of the exciting new advances in Gene regulation and eukaryotic cell differentiation.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* Explain modulation of gene expression at various levels.
* Explain the molecular basis of the coordinated regulation of cell proliferation and differentiation.
* Explain the molecular and biochemical basis of cell differentiation and lineage commitment.

Learning and studying T/F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Information handling & retrieval T/F/A, Working independently T/F/A, oral presentation T/F/A.

This will be a student seminar and discussion course.
The topics include regulation of gene expression in differentiation, chromatin remodelling, transcription factors, phosphorylation and dephosphorylation and acetylation and deacetylation, in regulating gene expression, post-transcriptional control and function of microRNAs.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB40118 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • USBB-AFB03 : BSc (hons) Biology (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USBB-AKB07 : BSc (hons) Biology with Professional Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • USBB-AFB05 : BSc (hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USBB-AKB08 : BSc (hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology with Professional Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • RSBB-AFM07 : Integrated PhD Postgenomic Biosciences (Biosciences Route) (Full-time) - Year 1
  • RSBB-AFM14 : Integrated PhD Postgenomic Biosciences (Developmental Biology Route) (Full-time) - Year 1
  • RSBB-AFM08 : Integrated PhD Postgenomic Biosciences (Regenerative Medicine Route) (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TSBB-AFM03 : MRes Biosciences (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TSBB-AFM14 : MRes Developmental Biology (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TXXX-AFM10 : MRes Regenerative Medicine (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TSBB-AFM06 : MSc Biosciences (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TSBB-AFM07 : MSc Developmental Biology (Full-time) - Year 1

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.