Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand cells and genetic consequence of their devide
  2. Understand basic principles of Inheritance
  3. Describe DNA structure, replication and information expression
  4. Comprehend the idea behing recombinant DNA technology and why it opens new possibilities in application
  5. Explain the technical possibilities and constrains of biotechnology
  6. Be able to compare traditional and modern appraches in gene and genome manipulation
  7. Limits and unintended effects of gene technology

Forms of Teaching


Seminars and workshops

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Cell structure and function.
  2. Basic chemical processes and cell communication.
  3. Genes and principles of inheritance.
  4. Gene interactions and gene modification.
  5. DNA, structure and inheritance.
  6. DNA replication.
  7. DNA transcription; DNA translation.
  8. Midterm exam.
  9. Gene modification; Principles and tools for gene manipulation.
  10. Vectors and DNA libraries; DNA sequencing.
  11. White, red and green biotechology.
  12. Genetic engineering tools.
  13. Recombinant vaccine, monoclove antibodies and gene gun.
  14. Transgenic plants and animals.
  15. Final exam.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Computing (study)
Elective Courses (5. semester)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)
Elective Courses (5. semester)


(.), Introduction to genetic analysis, Griffiths,
(.), Biotechnology for Beginners, Renneberg,

Associate Lecturers


ID 183410
  Winter semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

Very Good