2nd Bachelor in Medical Biology - Cytology

Molecular biology and genetic engineering

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ECTS Credits3
Number of Hours (h/year)30
Teaching staffFRANCK, Marianne
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2

Cellular biology and general biochemistry

Aims and Objectives

Knowledge of the basic principles to understand the most commonly used methods in genetic analysis, molecular cloning and cell transformation.

  • Composition, structure and properties of nucleic acids.
  • Gene and genome organization.
  • Gene expression; regulation mechanisms
  • Molecular hybridization
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • DNA sequencing
  • Cloning vectors
  • E.coli cloning
  • cDNA synthesis and Recombinant proteins 
  • Recent advances: genetic analysis, gene therapy,OGM,...



    ETIENNE J., Biochimie génétique, Biologie moléculaire, Ed. Masson, 2000.

    PRIMROSE S. et al., Principes de Génie Génétique , Ed. de Boeck, 2004

    KAPLAN J.J. et DELPECH M., Biologie moléculaire et médecine, Ed. Flammarion,2007.

    Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures
    Assessment MethodsWritten examinations
    NotesIn part

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