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Advanced Cell Biology


Admission requirements

This course is for MSc students in Biology.


Coordinator: Prof.dr. A. Briegel


This course is about advanced cell biology. The course will cover 5 different topics which will all be introduced by one of the lecturers. The topics of this course are: Cytoskeleton, Energy, Cell cycle, Transcription and Transport. Subsequently research papers about each topic are handed out for students to review in groups. After preparation, the selected topics will be presented by these groups to all students and teachers. Special emphasis will be on comparing bacteria to eukaryotes.

Learning goals

Course objectives:
Expand theoretical knowledge on fundamentals of cell biology. Learn to critically read and understand experimental research papers on these subjects.

Final qualifications:

  • Theoretical textbook (see below) knowledge on 5 topics: Cytoskeleton, Energy, Cell cycle, Transcription and Transport.

  • Ability to critically evaluate research papers on these subjects


On Mondays from 25 November 2019 to 24 February 2020. Programme details will be announced via Blackboard.

Mode of instruction

Lectures, self study, student presentations

Assessment method

Exam, presentations


Powerpoint presentations will be put on blackboard

Reading list

Compulsory book: Molecular biology of the cell (5th of 6th edition), chapters 10-19 and 21


Via USIS and enroll in Blackboard

Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Prospective students website for more information on how to apply.