This course is intended to introduce students to the concepts of molecular biology and to some of the important insights that have come from molecular approaches. Lectures will focus on how genetic information is organized, expressed, maintained, replicated, and on methods in molecular biology and genomics. Laboratories will include experiments intended to introduce students to the techniques used by molecular biologists, including analysis of DNA structure, cloning, identification, PCR, and an introduction to bioinformatics.

Offered: Fall term

Two hours lecture, three hours lab