Cell Biology OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Level Biology Course by MIT on the Structure and Function of the Nucleus

Published Feb 15, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) free 'Cell Biology: Structure and Functions of the Nucleus' OpenCourseWare covers the biological function and properties of the cell's nucleus. This course is designed for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Biology. Students taking this graduate course should have a background in advanced undergraduate biology.

Cell Biology: Structure and Functions of the Nucleus: Course Specifics

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Cell Biology: Structure and Functions of the Nucleus: Course Description

This course covers basic biological structure and the function of the cell nucleus. The course is offered by the Department of Biology at MIT in Cambridge, MA. Students also explore the underlying theories of nuclear functions and the experimental techniques associated with nuclear biology. The role of genes in expressing important proteins and enzymes is discussed in addition to how the cell nucleus controls and regulates cellular functions. A large emphasis is placed on the analysis and discussion of important current papers in this area. Biology professors Dr. Phillip Sharp and Dr. Richard Young teach the course. To complete the class, students must have an Internet connection and access to the required readings.

This OpenCourseWare includes a syllabus, readings list, problem sets and a full download of the course material. Those interested in this free course should visit the Cell Biology: Structure and Functions of the Nucleus course page.

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