have in depth knowledge of how molecular methods are used for studies of specific genes and expression of these, to perform molecular ecology and population genetic studies and identification and paternity studies of humans and animals
be able to work independently with basic and specialized molecular biology techniques
be able to analyze DNA sequences by using bioinformatics, and to interpret the results in a critical manner
have routines for independent work in a molecular biology laboratory
be able to convey extensive independent work by reporting results from laboratory exercises
This course provides an overview of the extensive scope of molecular biology and genetic engineering methods. The students will learn how molecular methods are used for identity analyses and studies of genetic variation and how such methods are used in ecology, evolution and population studies. Also, methods for studying gene expression differentiation as well as traditional and new methods for the isolation and study of genes, will be covered. Students will sequence DNA molecules and use bioinformatics for analysis of these sequences and use relevant databases and software for this. Students will learn how to use these databases to find information about selected genes and molecules. Next generation sequencing techniques will be covered. Laboratory exercises will provide students with detailed knowledge and experience in some of these application areas.
Arbeidsformer og arbeidsomfang
Instruction is provided in the form of lectures and laboratory exercises. Instruction will be given in English, but if only Norwegian-speaking students attend, the teaching language will be Norwegian. Information will be given in Canvas at the start of the course.
The estimated student workload in this course is 135 hours.
Vilkår for å gå opp til eksamen
100 % compulsory attendance to all laboratory exercises and approval of reports from laboratory exercises.
More information about the laboratory exercises is given in Canvas by the start of the semester.
2-hour written individual examination. Graded assessment A-F.
Studieprogramleder i samråd med studenttillitsvalgt fastsetter evalueringsform og om emnene skal ha midtveis- eller sluttevaluering, jf. kvalitetssystemet kapittel 4.1. Informasjon om evalueringsform for emnet publiseres i Canvas.