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Part IA Biology of Cells

This interdepartmental course is taught by members of the Biochemistry, Genetics, Plant Sciences and Zoology Departments, and comprises 60 lectures with accompanying practicals. Its aim is to provide an introduction to cell biology, and is accessible to students with no prior knowledge of biology. However, Chemistry to A level (or equivalent) is assumed. The course covers:

  • The Living Cell
  • Macromolecules in the Cell
  • The Chemistry of Life
  • Hunting the Gene
  • Genes in Action
  • The Genetic Revolution
  • Cell Development
  • Cell Communication

Course Website:

Student site (restricted access): Moodle

Department in charge of course: Biochemistry.
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