BKEM1049 Molecular Biology (part 4/4) 2 ECTS

Learning outcomes

To deepen the knowledge in Molecular Biology.


The course covers the molecular details and mechanisms of the following topics: Genome structure, chromatin, and the nucleosome; The replication of DNA; The mutability and repair of DNA; Homologous recombination at the molecular level; Site-specific recombination and transposition of DNA; Mechanism of transcription; RNA splicing; Translation; Genetic code; The origin and early evolution of life; Transcriptional regulation in prokaryotes; Transcriptional regulation in eukaryotes; Regulatory RNAs.

Teaching methods

The course includes chapters 8-20 of the textbook (see below), lectures and the information given during the lectures. The course is examined in four parts (Part 1/chapters 8-10; Part 2/chapters 11-13; Part 3/chapters 14-17; Part 4/chapters 18-20.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Scale of grading 1-5. To pass through the course one needs to get 50% of the maximum points of each four examinations.

Recommended year of study

1st year autumn of Master's degree studies

Study materials

Watson J.D., Baker T.A., Bell S.P, Gann A., Levine M & Losick R. (2014) Molecular Biology of the Gene, 7. edition, Pearson International Edition.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Institute of Biomedicine
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Department of Biochemistry
DP in Biochemistry
DP Bachelor of Science in Techn. (Biotechnology)
DP in Biochemistry
DP in Food Chemistry
DP on Molecular Biology and Bioenergetics
DP in Biotechnology
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