Biology Online Module Handbook

BL1101 Biology 1

(BL1101 online module handbook version 17)

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This module is an introduction to molecular and cellular biology. It covers cell diversity and the origins of life, cellular structures and fundamental processes. The central dogma of molecular biology is investigated through the examination of the structure and function of DNA, RNA and proteins, and how this knowledge led to modern developments in biotechnology. The final section of the module gives an introduction into molecular and population genetics with an emphasis on the process of evolution. Throughout the module the lecture material is complemented by extensive practical classes where biological laboratory techniques are taught an practiced through, for example, microscopy, DNA isolation, dissection and thin layer chromatography.*

Credits: 20*

Semester: 1

Module Organiser
Dr Peter Coote
pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 463406
Pre-requisite Modules:
None*
Anti-requisite Modules:
None*
Post-requisite Modules:
BL2300 - BL2310*
Additional Module Information:
Please check MMS regularly for additional module information


Biology Teaching Office:
Room 1.17, Biomolecular Sciences Building, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk      Tel: 01334  463602

BL1101: Timetable

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Semester 1: Week -1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Friday
15-09-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L1: Introduction to BL1101
2017-8_BL1101_L1

Semester 1: Week 1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
18-09-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L2: 1. Atoms and Molecules
2017-8_BL1101_L2
Monday
18-09-2017
14:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young
Dr Grant Brown
Dr Peter Coote
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P1: Scavenger Hunt 1
2017-8_BL1101_P1
Tuesday
19-09-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L3: 2. The Chemistry of Water
2017-8_BL1101_L3
Tuesday
19-09-2017
14:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young
Dr Grant Brown
Dr Peter Coote
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P2: Scavenger Hunt 2
2017-8_BL1101_P2
Wednesday
20-09-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L4: 3. Carbon: the basis of molecular diversity
2017-8_BL1101_L4
Wednesday
20-09-2017
14:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young
Dr Grant Brown
Dr Peter Coote
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P3: Scavenger Hunt 3
2017-8_BL1101_P3
Thursday
21-09-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L5: 4. Biological Molecules 1: Carbohydrates and Lipids
2017-8_BL1101_L5
Friday
22-09-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Lecture L6: 5. Skills Seminar: Writing Skills
2017-8_BL1101_L6

Semester 1: Week 2

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
25-09-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L7: 6. Biological Molecules 2: Proteins and Nucleic Acids
2017-8_BL1101_L7
Monday
25-09-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn
Dr Grant Brown
Dr Verena Dietrich-Bischoff
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P4: Calibration Curve 1
2017-8_BL1101_P4
Monday
25-09-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Tutorial T1: Lab Report I 1
2017-8_BL1101_T1
Tuesday
26-09-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Gerald Prescott

Lecture L8: 7. Cell Structure and Function
2017-8_BL1101_L8
Tuesday
26-09-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn
Dr Grant Brown
Dr Verena Dietrich-Bischoff
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P5: Calibration Curve 2
2017-8_BL1101_P5
Tuesday
26-09-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Tutorial T2: Lab Report I 2
2017-8_BL1101_T2
Wednesday
27-09-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Gerald Prescott

Lecture L9: 8. Cell Membranes
2017-8_BL1101_L9
Wednesday
27-09-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn
Dr Grant Brown
Dr Verena Dietrich-Bischoff
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P6: Calibration Curve 3
2017-8_BL1101_P6
Wednesday
27-09-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Tutorial T3: Lab Report I 3
2017-8_BL1101_T3
Thursday
28-09-2017
19:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Gerald Prescott

Lecture L10: 9. Cellular Signalling 1: Signals and Receptors
2017-8_BL1101_L10
Friday
29-09-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Prof Graeme Ruxton

Lecture L11: 10. Skills Seminar: Good Academic Practice
2017-8_BL1101_L11

Semester 1: Week 3

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
02-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Gerald Prescott

Lecture L12: 11. Cellular Signalling 2: Transduction and Response
2017-8_BL1101_L12
Monday
02-10-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P7: TLC 1
2017-8_BL1101_P7
Monday
02-10-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young

Tutorial T4: Lab Report II 1
2017-8_BL1101_T4
Tuesday
03-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Gerald Prescott

Lecture L13: 12. Introduction to Metabolism
2017-8_BL1101_L13
Tuesday
03-10-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P8: TLC 2
2017-8_BL1101_P8
Tuesday
03-10-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young

Tutorial T5: Lab Report II 2
2017-8_BL1101_T5
Wednesday
04-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Gerald Prescott

Lecture L14: 13. Enzymes
2017-8_BL1101_L14
Wednesday
04-10-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P9: TLC 3
2017-8_BL1101_P9
Wednesday
04-10-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young

Tutorial T6: Lab Report II 3
2017-8_BL1101_T6
Thursday
05-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L15: 14. Respiration 1: Glycolysis
2017-8_BL1101_L15
Friday
06-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Uli Schwarz-Linek

Lecture L16: 15. Skills Seminar: Quantitative Skills
2017-8_BL1101_L16

Semester 1: Week 4

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
09-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L17: 16. Respiration 2: The Citric Acid Cycle
2017-8_BL1101_L17
Monday
09-10-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P10: Microscopy 1 1
2017-8_BL1101_P10
Monday
09-10-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff
Dr Bill Heitler
Tutorial T7: Scale Bars 1
2017-8_BL1101_T7
Tuesday
10-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L18: 17. Photosynthetic Process
2017-8_BL1101_L18
Tuesday
10-10-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P11: Microscopy 1 2
2017-8_BL1101_P11
Tuesday
10-10-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff
Dr Bill Heitler
Tutorial T8: Scale Bars 2.
2017-8_BL1101_T8
Wednesday
11-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L19: 18. Respiration/Photosynthesis key concepts & applications
2017-8_BL1101_L19
Wednesday
11-10-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P12: Microscopy 1 3
2017-8_BL1101_P12
Wednesday
11-10-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff
Dr Bill Heitler
Tutorial T9: Scale Bars 3
2017-8_BL1101_T9
Thursday
12-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Lecture L20: 19. Mitosis
2017-8_BL1101_L20
Friday
13-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Gerald Prescott

Lecture L21: 20. Skills Seminar: Introduction to Research Seminars
2017-8_BL1101_L21

Semester 1: Week 5

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
16-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Lecture L22: 21. Sexual Life Cycles and Meiosis
2017-8_BL1101_L22
Monday
16-10-2017
14:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P13: Microscopy 2 1
2017-8_BL1101_P13
Tuesday
17-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Lecture L23: 22. Mendelian Genetics
2017-8_BL1101_L23
Tuesday
17-10-2017
14:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P14: Microscopy 2 2
2017-8_BL1101_P14
Wednesday
18-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Lecture L24: 23. Linkage
2017-8_BL1101_L24
Wednesday
18-10-2017
14:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P15: Microscopy 2 3
2017-8_BL1101_P15
Thursday
19-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Lecture L25: 24. Genetic Skills
2017-8_BL1101_L25
Friday
20-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Lecture L26: 25. Research Seminar: Genetics-related research
2017-8_BL1101_L26

Semester 1: Week 7

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
30-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Judith Sleeman

Lecture L27: 26. DNA
2017-8_BL1101_L27
Monday
30-10-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P16: Red and White Yeast 1 1
2017-8_BL1101_P16
Monday
30-10-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith
Dr Uli Schwarz-Linek
Tutorial T10: Quantitative Skills 1
2017-8_BL1101_T10
Tuesday
31-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Judith Sleeman

Lecture L28: 27. Chromosomes
2017-8_BL1101_L28
Tuesday
31-10-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P17: Red and White Yeast 1 2
2017-8_BL1101_P17
Tuesday
31-10-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith
Dr Uli Schwarz-Linek
Tutorial T11: Quantitative Skills 2
2017-8_BL1101_T11
Wednesday
01-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Judith Sleeman

Lecture L29: 28. Gene Expression 1: Transcription
2017-8_BL1101_L29
Wednesday
01-11-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P18: Red and White Yeast 1 3
2017-8_BL1101_P18
Wednesday
01-11-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith
Dr Uli Schwarz-Linek
Tutorial T12: Quantitative Skills 3
2017-8_BL1101_T12
Thursday
02-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Judith Sleeman

Lecture L30: 29. Gene Expression 2: Translation
2017-8_BL1101_L30
Friday
03-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Judith Sleeman

Lecture L31: 30. Research Seminar: Gene-expression related research
2017-8_BL1101_L31

Semester 1: Week 8

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
06-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Michael M Nevels

Lecture L32: 31. Control of Gene Expression 1: Bacteria
2017-8_BL1101_L32
Monday
06-11-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P19: Red and White Yeast 2 1
2017-8_BL1101_P19
Monday
06-11-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith

Tutorial T13: QI Game 1
2017-8_BL1101_T13
Tuesday
07-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Michael M Nevels

Lecture L33: 32. Control of Gene Expression 2: Eukaryotes
2017-8_BL1101_L33
Tuesday
07-11-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P20: Red and White Yeast 2 2
2017-8_BL1101_P20
Tuesday
07-11-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith

Tutorial T14: QI Game 2
2017-8_BL1101_T14
Wednesday
08-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Michael M Nevels

Lecture L34: 33. Viruses
2017-8_BL1101_L34
Wednesday
08-11-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P21: Red and White Yeast 2 3
2017-8_BL1101_P21
Wednesday
08-11-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith

Tutorial T15: QI Game 3
2017-8_BL1101_T15
Thursday
09-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Lecture L35: 34. DNA Technology 1: Methods
2017-8_BL1101_L35
Friday
10-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Prof David Evans

Lecture L36: 35. Research Seminar: Virus / DNA Technology-related research
2017-8_BL1101_L36

Semester 1: Week 9

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
13-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Lecture L37: 36. DNA Technology 2: Uses
2017-8_BL1101_L37
Monday
13-11-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Helder Ferreira
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P22: PCR 1.
2017-8_BL1101_P22
Monday
13-11-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Helder Ferreira

Tutorial T16: Quantitative and practical review 1
2017-8_BL1101_T16
Tuesday
14-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Lecture L38: 37. Bioinformatics
2017-8_BL1101_L38
Tuesday
14-11-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Helder Ferreira
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P23: PCR 2.
2017-8_BL1101_P23
Tuesday
14-11-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Helder Ferreira

Tutorial T17: Quantitative and practical review 2
2017-8_BL1101_T17
Wednesday
15-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Lecture L39: 38. Genomes
2017-8_BL1101_L39
Wednesday
15-11-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Helder Ferreira
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P24: PCR 3.
2017-8_BL1101_P24
Wednesday
15-11-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Helder Ferreira

Tutorial T18: Quantitative and practical review 3
2017-8_BL1101_T18
Thursday
16-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Lecture L40: 39. Genome Evolution
2017-8_BL1101_L40
Friday
17-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Lecture L41: 40. Research Seminar: Bioinformatics/Genomics-related research
2017-8_BL1101_L41

Semester 1: Week 10

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
20-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Verena Dietrich-Bischoff

Lecture L42: 41. Evolution 1: Natural Selection
2017-8_BL1101_L42
Monday
20-11-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Michael M Nevels
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P25: Restriction Digests 1
2017-8_BL1101_P25
Monday
20-11-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Michael M Nevels
Dr Verena Dietrich-Bischoff
Dr Bill Heitler
Tutorial T19: Interpreting data 1
2017-8_BL1101_T19
Tuesday
21-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Verena Dietrich-Bischoff

Lecture L43: 42. Evolution 2: Evidence
2017-8_BL1101_L43
Tuesday
21-11-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Michael M Nevels
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P26: Restriction Digests 2
2017-8_BL1101_P26
Tuesday
21-11-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Michael M Nevels
Dr Verena Dietrich-Bischoff
Dr Bill Heitler
Tutorial T20: Interpreting data 2
2017-8_BL1101_T20
Wednesday
22-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Verena Dietrich-Bischoff

Lecture L44: 43. Microevolution 1: Genetic Variation
2017-8_BL1101_L44
Wednesday
22-11-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Michael M Nevels
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P27: Restriction Digests 3
2017-8_BL1101_P27
Wednesday
22-11-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Michael M Nevels
Dr Verena Dietrich-Bischoff
Dr Bill Heitler
Tutorial T21: Interpreting data 3
2017-8_BL1101_T21
Thursday
23-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Verena Dietrich-Bischoff

Lecture L45: 44. Microevolution 2: Mechanisms
2017-8_BL1101_L45
Friday
24-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Other O1: QI Game
2017-8_BL1101_O1

Semester 1: Week 11

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
27-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Lecture Theatre D
Dr Peter Coote

Other O2: Class Test 1
2017-8_BL1101_O2
Monday
27-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre B
Dr Grant Brown

Other O3: Class Test 2
2017-8_BL1101_O3
Monday
27-11-2017
10:00 to 11:45
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Mrs Penny Hood

Other O4: Class Test 3 - Extra Time
2017-8_BL1101_O4
Monday
27-11-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Carolin Kosiol
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P28: Bioinformatics 1
2017-8_BL1101_P28
Monday
27-11-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Carolin Kosiol

Tutorial T22: Exam Skills 1
2017-8_BL1101_T22
Tuesday
28-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Carolin Kosiol

Lecture L46: 45. Phylogenetic Reconstruction
2017-8_BL1101_L46
Tuesday
28-11-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Carolin Kosiol
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P29: Bioinformatics 2
2017-8_BL1101_P29
Tuesday
28-11-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Carolin Kosiol

Tutorial T23: Exam Skills 2
2017-8_BL1101_T23
Wednesday
29-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Carolin Kosiol

Lecture L47: 46. Molecular Phylogeny
2017-8_BL1101_L47
Wednesday
29-11-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Carolin Kosiol
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Penny Hood
Practical P30: Bioinformatics 3
2017-8_BL1101_P30
Wednesday
29-11-2017
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Carolin Kosiol

Tutorial T24: Exam Skills 3
2017-8_BL1101_T24
Friday
01-12-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Prof Mike Ritchie

Lecture L48: 47. Research Seminar: Evolution-related research
2017-8_BL1101_L48
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BL1101: Assessment

2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%*

Assessment:
Practical & skills test
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Feedback due by:
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Assessment:
TLC Lab Report
Due by:
13/10/2017 17:00
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03/11/2017 17:00
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Single Upload
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30%
Assessment:
Class essay
Due by:
30/10/2017 17:00
Feedback due by:
20/11/2017 17:00
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Single Upload
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All late submissions of coursework that do not require electronic submission should be made via the late submissions box in the Biomolecular Science Building (beside the Teaching Office)
Exam details: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Exam timetable: see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/academic/examinations/examtimetablescurrent/
Expected attendance: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook for detailed attendance requirements.
Good Academic Practice & Avoiding Academic Misconduct: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
University Student Handbook: University Student Handbook
School and University regulations in the School and University Undergraduate Handbook relating to absence reporting, penalties and rules for late submission of work, extensions for coursework, return of coursework, S-coding, good academic practice and Academic Alerts.: School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook University Student Handbook
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
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* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

Who to ask

(Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)

Questions about different aspects of the module should be directed to different people:

Questions about Contact
General teaching matters Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )
Rescheduled or cancelled events Check your University email
Lecture or practical content The lecturer who presented the material
Completing assessed practical assignments The lecturer who set the assignment
Completing assessments Module Organiser (Dr Peter Coote pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Dr Peter Coote pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Dr Peter Coote pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Dr Peter Coote pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk) and the Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )

Difficulties with academic progress which impact more than one module:

Year Coordinator

See School of Biology Undergraduate student handbook for list: http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/documents/UndergraduateHandbook.pdf

Overall performance, progress or future directions:

Advisor of Studies

Disability:

Disability Coordinator (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Biology Teaching Office:

Room 1.17, Biomolecular Sciences Building, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk

Tel: 01334 463602

BL1101: Contributing Staff

Dr Peter Coote

Dr Peter Coote
(Module Organiser)

Lecturerpjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Marcus BischoffDr Marcus BischoffLecturermb273@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Grant BrownDr Grant BrownLead Demonstratorgrb31@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Peter CooteDr Peter Coote
(Module Organiser)
Lecturerpjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Verena Dietrich-BischoffDr Verena Dietrich-BischoffTeaching Fellowvdb@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof David EvansProf David EvansProfessordje2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Helder FerreiraDr Helder FerreiraLecturerhcf2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Bill HeitlerDr Bill HeitlerReaderwjh@st-andrews.ac.uk
Mrs Penny HoodTeaching Technicianpah21@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Carolin KosiolDr Carolin KosiolLecturerck202@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Jacqueline NairnSenior Lecturer (Education Focused)jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Michael M NevelsDr Michael M NevelsReader in Virologymmn3@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Gerald PrescottDirector of Teachinggrp2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Mike RitchieProf Mike RitchieProfessormgr@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Graeme RuxtonProf Graeme RuxtonProfessorgr41@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Uli Schwarz-LinekDr Uli Schwarz-LinekLecturer in Biomolecular Sciencesus6@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Judith SleemanDr Judith SleemanLecturer in Cell and Developmental Biologyjes14@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr V Anne SmithDr V Anne SmithSenior Lecturervas1@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Simon YoungDr Simon YoungResearch Fellowsay2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
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* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL1101: Learning Outcomes

The aim of this module is to introduce you to fundamental concepts in biology related to cells, biological molecules, genetics and evolution.
The module is divided into several sections covering: Cells & Genetics, Biological molecules & biotechnology, Energy & metabolism, Evolution

Students completing module BL1101 successfully should be able to:

  • Understand the basic structure and function of cells, how cells originated, and their organelles.
  • Understand Mendelian genetics and its extensions, be able to map genes from linkage data.
  • Understand the basic structure of DNA and RNA and their role in protein synthesis.
  • Have a general understanding of bioinformatics.
  • Have a general understanding of modern biotechnology, including uses of recombinant DNA.
  • Understand what proteins are and how they function.
  • Understand the usage of energy in living systems and the basic features of metabolism.
  • Understand basic principles governing biological evolution.
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
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* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL1101: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

  • Agarose gel
  • Biomolecule isolation/characterisation
  • Compound Microscopy
  • Database interogation
  • DNA isolation
  • Handling microbes
  • Pipetting
  • Transformation

Transferable Skills

  • Group discussion - participating
  • "Full" practical write-up (Intro, Methods, Results, Discussion)
  • "Short" practical write-up (e.g. completed worksheet)
  • Short essay (1000-2000 words)
  • Finding information on the web
  • Finding literature
  • Referencing
  • Sourcing figures/tables
  • Generating questions
  • Lab safety awareness
  • Peer assessment
  • Problem-solving questions
  • Calculations/equations
  • Concentrations
  • Decimal places
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Dilutions
  • Powers of ten
  • Produce tables
  • SI units
  • Significant figures
  • Volumes
  • Lab or field notebook
  • Designing experiments
  • Working in pairs/small groups
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

Policies

(Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)