BIOL 301 (Fall or Winter)

Cell and Molecular Laboratory

H. Zheng (Coordinator)
(514) 398-1328
R. Reyes Lamothe Bellini 271 (514) 398-5137
A. M. Sdicu (Lab Coordinator)
(514) 398-4917
4 credits (1-6-5)
Prerequisites (strongly enforced):
PHYS 102 or PHYS 142 , BIOL 200, BIOL 201 or ANAT 212 / BIOC 212, or BIOL 219; BIOL 202; BIOL 206 recommended. 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 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).
BIOC 300
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.
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.

The grade for the course is based on two assignments, 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 examinations stresses the theoretical and analytical aspects of the course material.

Enrolment in this course is limited. Departmental approval for both sessions of BIOL 301 must be obtained from the Biology Department by e-mailing prior to registering in Minerva. Be sure to include in that email your student I.D. number, the semester and two choices of lab day.

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 for more information).

Last update: March 20, 2019