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Molecular Genetics

The course teaches the basic molecular mechanisms that ensure inheritance and expression of the genetic material in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The cellular information flow (DNA-RNA-protein), how gene expression is regulated and large-scale sequencing methods. The course includes three practical exercises.

We will go through several examples of gene regulation at different levels in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The courses will also concern modern large-scale sequencing methods and how they are used to investigate molecular genetic questions. The course includes both theoretical and practical exercises.

  • Course structure


    Part 1: Theory 4.5 hp

    Part 2: Laboratory exercises 3 hp

    Teaching format

    Teaching consists of lectures, seminars, lab exercises and group discussions.

    Learning outcomes

    A list of the learning outcomes can be found in the syllabus. Please find the link to the syllabus on the right side of this page.


    Part 1: Written exam.

    Part 2: Written report and oral presentation.


    Stefan Åström
    Tel: +46 8 16 1566

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Watson J. Molecular Biology of the Gene. 7th edition. Pearson 2013. ISBN 10: 0321762436.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Student office
    Study counsellor for basic level