BIOL 301 (Fall or Winter)

Cell and Molecular Laboratory



Instructor(s):
H. Zheng (Coordinator)
N5/10
(514) 398-1328
hugo.zheng@mcgill.ca
P. Harrison
TBA
(514) 398-6420
paul.harrison@mcgill.ca
R. Reyes Bellini 271 (514) 398-5137 rodrigo.reyes@mcgill.ca
A. M. Sdicu (Lab Coordinator)
N4/2C
(514) 398-4917
anne-marie.sdicu@mcgill.ca
Workload:
4 credits (1-6-5)
Prerequisites (strongly enforced):
PHYS 102 or PHYS 142 , BIOL 200, BIOL 201 or ANAT 212 / BIOC 212, BIOL 202; BIOL 206  recommended.
Enrollment in this course is limited. Departmental approval for BIOL 301 (Fall or Winter) must be obtained from the Biology Department by e-mailing anne-marie.sdicu@mcgill.ca prior to register in Minerva. Make sure to include in your e-mail to Ms Sdicu: student ID number, the semester (Fall or Winter) and two lab day choices (M, T, W or R).
Restriction:
BIOC 300
Content:
One 1-hr lecture and one 6-hr laboratory period per week. This course focuses on modern tools for molecular and cell biological analyses of cellular systems. Lectures will introduce students to the range of possibilities of techniques as well as their application to solve biological problems. Students will then have the opportunity to perform selected techniques in the weekly laboratories. In addition, an introduction will be provided to bioinformatics methods and their role in analysis. In-lab reports will focus on experimental design, theory and data analysis.
       
Readings:
The Laboratory Manual is essential and available online through myCourses.
There is no assigned textbook, but texts used in BIOL 200 and 201 (for e.g. Lodish) are very useful and highly recommended.  Selected articles are recommended in the Manual and in lectures and are available online through PubMed and McGill Libraries.
Evaluation:

The grade for the course is based on laboratory quizzes, reports and on a comprehensive final essay examination. Lab reports are required when each experiment is completed; these are evaluated by the lab demonstrators. The final examination stresses the theoretical and analytical aspects of the course material.

McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see http://www.mcgill.ca/integrity/ for more information).

Last update: July 24, 2017