Second cycle degree in MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: ILDIKO' SZABO'

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 8

Prerequisites: Basic level of biochemistry, cellular biology and physiology
Examination methods: Written exam comprising open questions and multiple choice tests.
Course unit contents: The course will give an in depth knowledge of some aspects of modern, advanced biochemistry regarding protein import mechanisms into organelles (mitochondria, chloroplasts and peroxisomes) and the mechanisms of protein degradation pathways (via ub ubiquitination)including illustration of the importance of the above processes in plant and animal physiology. Connected to these themes, mechanisms of photoprotection in higher plants will be treated. In addition, the study of membrane proteins (topology, structure,structure/function relationship) will be discussed with illustration of advanced techniques (various spectroscopies, EPR, 2D/PAGE), with particular reference to intracellular ion channels. In addition, the most important aspects of tumor metabolism will be discussed.