CELLULAR BIOTECHNOLOGIES

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CELLULAR BIOTECHNOLOGIES
Teaching
CELLULAR BIOTECHNOLOGIES
Subject area
BIO/13
Degree course
BIOTECNOLOGIE MEDICHE E NANOBIOTECNOLOGIE
Course type
Laurea Magistrale
Credits
9.0
Teaching hours
Ore Attività frontale: 74.0
Academic year
2018/2019
Year taught
2018/2019
Course year
1
Language
INGLESE
Subject matter
PERCORSO GENERICO/COMUNE
Professor
BUCCI Cecilia
Location
Lecce

Course description

No formal prerequisites are required. However, a solid knowledge of cell biology, molecular biology and genetics will be helpful to follow the course with profit.

Synthetic program:

Genetic manipulation of eukaryotic cells. Methods for expressing or silencing wt and mutant genes in cultured animal cells. Cellular and molecular biotechnologies to identify protein-protein interactions: the two-hybrid system and its variants, the phage display. Biology of stem cells: embryonic, foetal and adult. Applications of stem cells. Induced pluripotent stem cells. Regenerative medicine. Gene therapy: vectors, methodologies and scopes. Cloning and therapeutical cloning.

Program of pratical laboratory classes:

Transfection of mammalian cells. Use of GFP to monitor transfection efficiency. Transfection of GFP-tagged proteins to establish their intracellular localization in mammalian cells. Immunofluorescence analysis. Differentiation of cultured mammalian cells.

Formal lectures (8 cfu= 64 hours) making use of slides and hypertext links to specific Web sites and pratical laboratory classes (1 cfu = 10 hours). Outside these activities, the students are expected to read assigned papers from scientific literature.

The evaluation of the oral examination will be based on the level of the theoretical knowledge and practical abilities acquired through the description of topics and methodologies (70%), on the critical and problems solving abilities and (20%) and on communication skills (10%).

Semester
Primo Semestre (dal 01/10/2018 al 11/01/2019)

Exam type
Obbligatorio

Type of assessment
Orale - Voto Finale

Course timetable
https://easyroom.unisalento.it/Orario

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