Cell and Developmental Biology

School of Biosciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Code 24985

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester 2

Module description

This module will cover relevant areas in the understanding of Cell and Developmental Biology, with a major focus on the methods and model systems employed in these areas. Particular focus will be placed on the synthesis and trafficking of proteins in the cell, as well as the mechanisms through which cells physically interact with each other and the extracellular matrix to regulate differentiation and function. Development of multicellular organisms will be analysed from the regulation of stem cell function to the differentiation of organs. The control of development will be analysed from genetic, molecular and cellular perspectives.

Teaching and learning methods

24 lectures, 2 interactive sessions and one practical.