General information

Module title Cell Biology
Language English
Module lecturer Wojtyla Łukasz, Sobieszczuk-Nowicka Ewa
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Lecturer position adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Biology
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30


Module aim (aims)

To help the students understand the basic principles of cell biology, the importance of the cell structure to its functions and the roles of both the subcellular organelles and the major biological macromolecules.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic information about macromolecules – their structure and function – in living organisms


Week 1: 2h Cells - the fundamental units of life
Week 2: 2h Structure and function of macromolecules in living organisms
Week 3: 2h Membrane structure & function
Week 4: 2h The nucleus - information central
Week 5: 2h The endomembrane system
Week 6: 2h Mitochondria, plastids and peroxisomes
Week 7: 2h The cytoskeleton & the extracellular matrix
Week 8: 2h Cell junctions
Week 9: 3h Cell communication*
Week 10: 3h The cell cycle*
Week 11: 3h Comparing prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell*
Week 12: 3h Consuming cell biology knowledge- creating a celloid*
Week 13: 2h Cell Biology test
* seminars

Reading list

Alberts B., Bray D., Hopkin K., Johnson A., Lewis J., Raff M., Roberts K., Walter P. “Essential Cell Biology” Cambell Biology Pearson