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MCB 493: Special Topics Mol Cell Biol

Section Type Times Days Location Instructor
EPI LEC 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM TR 136 Burrill Hall Belmont, A
This course will cover the field of epigenetics that seeks to explain how long-lasting changes in cellular and organismal traits can occur through non-genetic, environmentally responsive mechanisms. The course will focus on the molecular mechanisms underlying epigenetic phenomenon but we will also cover applications to contemporary topics such as cancer, metabolism, aging, and tissue engineering. 3 undergraduate hours, 3 graduate hours.Prerequisite: Undergrads- MCB 252 or consent of instructor.One semester of biochemistry is recommended. This section of MCB 493 counts as advanced MCB course credit.
RCB LCD 04:00 PM - 05:50 PM W TBA Whitaker, R
Archaea are single celled microorganisms that share a recent common ancestor with eukaryotes. The cell biology of Archaea therefore can reveal the origins of eukaryotic features such as DNA repair, recombination, meiosis, replication, and genome stability. This course will explore the recent literature on the Archaeal cell biology with a focus on features as they relate to eukaryotic cells. This is a one credit, literature based course open to both graduate and undergraduate students interested in reading the recent primary literature. This section of MCB 493 counts as advanced MCB course credit.
VIR LCD 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM MWF 140 Henry Administration Bldg Brooke, C
Viruses are everywhere. They are intimately involved in the lives of all major life forms on earth, and impose enormous public health and economic burdens upon human society. This course will focus on the common fundamental concepts that underlie and connect the replication, pathogenesis, and evolution of diverse virus families, rather than serve as a detail-focused survey of viruses. Group discussion of primary literature will be used to illustrate experimental approaches for exploring fundamental questions in virology. Prerequisites for this section of MCB 493 are MCB 250, 252, 300 and 354. This section of MCB 493 counts as advanced MCB course credit.
Description Discussion of current topics of interest within the broad domain of molecular and cellular biology; seminar or lecture format. Topics vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor.
Note There are specific sections of MCB 493 that count towards advanced MCB hours, but some will not. Please consult an advisor to confirm.
Credit Hours 1 to 4 hours
Web Site http://www.life.illinois.edu/mcb/493.ecb/