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BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Tutorials for modules BY1101 & BY1102
Teaching assistants:
Joe Colgan
[email protected]
Nial Harte [email protected]
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
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BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Joe:
Níal:
• B.Sc. (Zoology): UCD
• M.Sc. (Immunology): NUI Maynooth
• B.Sc. (Biological Sciences): NUI
Maynooth
• M.Sc. (Immunology): NUI Maynooth
• Currently:
Ph.D. student; Department of Zoology, TCD • Currently:
Ph.D. student; Department of
Biochemistry and Immunology, TBSI
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Introduction
Tutorials begin
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Tutorial Timetable - Michaelmas Term 2013:
10 sessions a week:
•
Monday
13:00
LTEE3 and LB11
•
Tuesday
09:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
LB11
LB11
CHSCLT
CHLLT
•
Wednesday
13:00
17:00
LTEE3
LTEE3
•
Thursday
17:00
LTEE2
•
Friday
09:00
LTEE3
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
What to expect from the tutorials?
• Tutorials are NOT lectures!
• Supplement your learning
• Focus on problematic topics
• Exam preparation
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Tutorials
Lecture notes
Extra reading
Extra reading
Lecture notes
Lecture notes
Supplement the lecture
notes:
Fundamental concepts
Key notes on material
-Make notes from the
lecture
-Read Campbell
-Make sure you
understand the material
By the time you come to
the tutorials:
-You should be able to
answer fundamental
questions on the subject
matter
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Topics to be covered by the BY1101 tutorials:
1. Chemistry of Life
– Prof Luke O’Neill
2. Introduction to Genetics
– Prof Jane Farrar
3. Developmental Biology
– Dr Paula Murphy
4. Introduction to Microbiology
– Prof Tim Foster/Dr Alasdair Fleming
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
BY1101 Outcomes
• Define fundamental principles of biology
• Describe the properties and functions of the major groups of biologically
important molecules
• Describe the structure and function of eukaryotic cells
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
BY1101 Outcomes
• Provide an overview in the field of genetics-from Mendelian genetics up to
genetic engineering
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
BY1101 Outcomes
•
Outline major steps involved in the development of a complex animal
•
Describe the structure and properties of prokaryotic and eukaryotic
microorganisms
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Recommended reading
• Campbell Biology (9th edition) Reece, et al. 2012.
Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco, CA
ISBN 9781408277379
• Hamilton Library:
– Counter Reserve (5 copies) - 574 M84*8;1 - 8;5
– Lending (30 copies) - S-LEN 574 M84*8;6 - 8;35
• If possible, buy a copy (~ 60 euro)
– Access code to MasteringBiology
– http://www.masteringbiology.com/
• Additional reading/learning
– What ever you like!!!
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Revision tips: MasteringBiology
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Chapter selection
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Key concepts
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Key concepts
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Chapter review
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Additional resources:
• Use FREE online resources
– e.g. http://www.khanacademy.org/
– E.g. Coursera and HarvardEX
• Hamilton library (it’s full of useful books!!)
– http://www.tcd.ie/Library/
• Wikipedia???
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
BY1101 Assessment/Examinations:
Lab assessments
(continuous)
11.1%
3 hour written
examination
22.2%
66.7%
Practical exam
(multiple choice)
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Exam Preparation
• Look at past papers for indication/practice
– http://www.tcd.ie/Local/Exam_Papers/index.html
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Exam questions – Types of questions
• Section One: Long questions
• Generally a broad topic within the four fields studied
• Answer one question from:
• Section A (Generally Cell biology or Genetics)
• Section B (Generally Developmental biology or Microbiology)
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Exam questions – Types of questions
2011/2012
2010/2011
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Exam questions – Types of questions
Section 2: Short Questions
Definitions:
Fill in the blanks:
Draw:
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Example 2. 2011 Exam Q8
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Questions?
Questions within the tutorial are highly encouraged
Otherwise, drop down at the end of the tutorial
Alternatively, email us ( (Joe) [email protected] or (Níal) [email protected])
BY1101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Next tutorial:
Chemistry of Life:
Prof Luke O’Neill
Campbell: Chapters 2-5
Joe Colgan [email protected]
Níal Harte [email protected]

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