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Third Year Biochemistry

The Biochemistry 3rd year programme consists of 6 modules, 3 in each Semester. There is one choice to be made in Semester I between BI318 and BO3101, all the other modules are compulsory.

Course Director for 3rd year Biochemistry & for Module Co-ordinator for the below four modules:
Dr Peter Creighton
 
Contact: peter.creighton@nuigalway.ie 
Telephone (091) 493654 
   
Cell Biology (BI309) 
Molecular Biology (BI319)
Protein Biochemistry (BI321)
Cell Signalling  (BI313)
An introduction lecture on BI309 and BI319 will be held at 12noon Tuesday the 29th of September 2020 in the G019 Human Biology Building  and livestreamed on Blackboard
Due to COVID-19 restrictions Semester 1 module  BI309 and BI319 lectures will be held on campus with a reduced capacity in the lecture hall. Limited places will be available to pre-book for the lectures. Lectures recordings and/or lecture slides will be available on Blackboard for those who cannot make the on campus lecture. (See below for lecture details and times)

Module Co-ordinator for Human Nutrition (BI318) : 
Geraldine Nolan
  
Contact: geraldine.nolan@nuigalway.ie
Telephone (091) 493654   
An introduction lecture on BI318 will be held at 10am Monday the 28th of September 2020  on Blackboard. Due to COVID-19 restrictions Semester 1 module BI318 lectures will be held online. Please check Blackboard for details.

Module Co-ordinator for Developmental Biology (B03101)
Prof Uri Frank  
Contact: uri.frank@nuigalway.ie
Telephone (091) 492334  

An introduction lecture on B03101 will be held online at 5pm, Monday the 28th of September 2020.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions Semester 1 module B03101 lectures will be delivered online. They will be recorded and available on Blackboard. 

The Handbook to BO3101 is available at‌ ‌: BO3101 handbook 2020.21

Module Co-ordinator for Human Molecular Genetics (BI317)
Prof Brian McStay
  
Contact: brian.mcstay@nuigalway.ie
Telephone (091) 492423 
 
 Academic Appointments are available by prior arrangement. Please email the academic concerned to organise a time that is convenient to you both.

Third year Biochemistry modules

 

Topics

Lectures

Practicals

Continuous Assessment

Semester I

BI318 Human Nutrition

Diet health
Diet and people
Diet and disease
Clinical nutrition

 

21 lectures online
.

None

1 written assignment

BI309 Cell Biology

Eukatyotic Cell Structure
Cell Organisation and function
An introduction to cell communication
Molecular Immunology

Mon 11-12 noon D’Arcy Thompson
Tues 12-1pm Human Biology Lecture hall
Fri 9-10am D’Arcy Thompson
15 lectures

Mon 2-5pm or Wed 2-5pm
4 practicals, 1 in the Biochemistry teaching lab and 3 through blended learning.

1 Mini Review

BI319 Molecular Biology

Cell cycle and DNA replication

Cellular Genomes & their organization

Regulation of gene expression

Molecular biology viruses

Mon 11-12 noon D’Arcy Thompson
Tues 12-1pm Tyndall
Fri 9-10am D’Arcy Thompson
15 lectures

Mon 2-5pm or Wed 2-5pm
4 practicals, 1 in the Biochemistry teaching lab and 3 through blended learning

1 Mini Review

BO3101 Developmental Biology

Regulation of gene expression in development

Cellular signalling

Generation and maintenance of cellular diversity

Axis formation

Morphogenesis & organogenesis

Regeneration.

24 lectures

 

None

3 online MCQs
30% of the total mark

 

Semester II

BI313 Cell Signalling

Signal Transduction

Neurotransmitter and Nervous System

Cancer: Loss of Regulation and control of cell division

An introduction to Apoptosis

Mon 11-12 noon D’Arcy Thompson
Tues 12-1pm D’Arcy Thompson
Fri 9-10am D’Arcy Thompson
15 lectures

Mon 2-5pm or Wed 2-5pm
4 practicals

1 Mini-project

BI321 Protein Biochemistry

Proteins as Molecular Machinery

Protein Processing and post-translational modifications

Enzymes as Biocatalysts

Mon 11-12 noon D’Arcy Thompson
Tues 12-1pm D’Arcy Thompson
Fri 9-10am D’Arcy Thompson
15 lectures

Mon 2-5pm or Wed 2-5pm
4 practicals

1 Mini-project

BI317 Human Molecular Genetics

The basics of DNA, chromosomes, cells  and development.

Analyzing the structure and expression of genes and genomes.

Investigating the human genome and its relationship to other genomes.

Human genetic variation and diseases

Applied human molecular genetics.

Mon 5-6pm D’Arcy Thompson
Tues 9-10am AM200
Fri 3-4pm Anderson
26 Lectures

None

1 essays