Integrative Cell Biology - LIFE95012
ICB will give students an understanding of how molecules, cells and organs are integrated intofunctional systems. Students should gain a deep appreciation of the principles of: cellcommunication (cell-surface receptor proteins and intracellular pathways), neuronalcommunication and the brain, the key concepts in the cell biology of development, the biology ofstem cells, and the constituent components and regulation of physiological processes within theimmune system. ICB will build on first year cell biology teaching and complement MacromolecularStructure and function 2.
Biological Chemistry and Microbiology - LIFE40005
An understanding of the chemistry, physics and mathematics of biological systems is crucial to a full appreciation of the physiological diversity, ecology and evolution of living things. This module aims to give you an overview of the biochemistry of enzymes, membranes, and metabolism, in a diversity of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. We also aim to develop in you the necessary mathematical skills needed to analyse these systems quantitatively, and the necessary practical skills to purify proteins and assay enzymes.