Course: Structure and Evolution of Genomes

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Course title Structure and Evolution of Genomes
Course code 3160/F1SE1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Renčiuk Daniel, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kejnovský Eduard, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Hobza Jan, Mgr.
  • Brázdová Marie, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • unspecified - 10 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this topic is to provide students with improving information from rapidly growing area of molecular biology. "Structure and evolution of genomes" follows the lectures from "Molecular biology" and precedes and complements lectures from "Pharmacogenomics" and "Biotechnology of drugs". The lecture offers many useful and interesting consequences to these disciplines. Modern explanation of origin and evolution of life systems is done; importance of ribonucleic acids in these processes are emphasized. Results of the project of human genome mapping are used in commentary to genome structure. Dynamics of the processes by which new gene variants arise, importance of repetitive sequences, mobile genetic elements, and gene interactions between cell organelles are discussed. Mentioned are also questions about evolution of sexuality. Basic methods of genome studies and milestones are described.
Improvement knowledge from basic course of Molecular biology, Biotechnology of drugs and Pharmacogenomics
3120/F1ME1 Molecular biology

Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature
  • J. Diamond. Třetí šimpanz. 2004.
  • J. Flegr. Zamrzlá evoluce aneb je to jinak, pane Darwin.. 2006.
  • J. Marks. Jsme téměř 100% šimpanzi?. 2006.
  • S. Jones. Jazyk genů. 1996.
  • T. Strachan. Human molecular genetics. 1999.
  • T.A. Brown. Genomes. 1999.
  • W. Bodmer, R McKie. Kniha člověka. 1997.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Pharmacy Pharmacy (1) Pharmaceutical sciences 4 Winter