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Molecular Cell Biology

The course deals with molecular life processes, such as gene expression, ultra-structural organisation, motility and communication.

The aim is to reach the issues that characterise today's front-line in research. Practical laboratory work is used to illustrate cell culture, fluorescence microscopy and macromolecular fractionation. The course also includes literature symposia.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The education consists of lectures, seminars and laboratory project work. Participation in lectures, seminars and laboratory project work as well as group education associated with this is compulsory.

    Learning outcomes

    It is expected that the student after taking the course will be able to 1) know and account for the macro-molecular organisation of eukaryotic cells and account for some molecular mechanisms of fundamental importance for the cellular life process, 2) apply several established techniques within the field, 3) plan and perform experiments in the form of projects, and critically examine, compile, and present results obtained and, 4) critically examine literature within the research field and subsequently compile and present in a scientific manner.


    Examination takes place through written and oral presentations.


    Sabrina Büttner


    Tel: +46 8 16 4170

  • 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.

    Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 6th ed. Garland Science 2014.


    Lodish, H. et al. Molecular Cell Biology. 8th ed. Macmillian 2016.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Student office
    Study counsellor (advanced level)