BIOL 518 (Winter)

Advanced Topics In Cell Biology

P. Harrison (Coordinator)
(514) 398-6420
R. Reyes
Bellini 271
(514) 398-5137
P. Lasko Bellini 277 (514) 398-6721
3 credits (0-2-7)
BIOL 313 or permission
This course is for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Readings are recent journal articles and reviews. Specific topics vary but typically include the evolution of cells, making synthetic cells, cell biology of bacteria, prions, RNA gene regulation, kinases, large-scale analysis and/or bioinformatics, and innovative studies/techniques in cell biology. The course emphasizes conserved eukaryotic processes with a focus on model organisms.
Recent research papers and reviews.    
Faculty lectures will introduce each topic, followed by in-depth discussion of contemporary papers on that topic. Students participate actively in these discussions.

The course grade is based on an oral presentation, a research paper, participation and assignments. Since participation is a major part of the grade, missed classes will decrease your final grade.

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 5, 2018