KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
The course aims to teach students the advanced techniques of Molecular Biology used for the isolation of eukaryotic genes and for the study of their expression. During the course, the student will also learn procedures for the expression of exogenous genes in bacteria, unicellular and multicellular eukaryotic organisms.
CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course, students will have acquired the necessary skills to design experimental studies aimed at identifying and isolating a specific gene, to study the modulation of its expression, to express its gene product in a recombinant manner and to generate variants through mutagenesis procedures.
The student will have the basic tools for the analysis of the results obtained from the experimental studies with which to arrive at the understanding of the structure and function of a gene.
During the oral examination, not only the level of understanding of the subject will be tested, but also the ability of the student to express himself in a clear and appropriate scientific language.
Giving the student the ability to understand the experimental studies reported in the most recent scientific works, the course will allow acquiring a certain autonomy both in understanding the most recent technologies used in molecular biology and in designing of new and advanced experimental methods.