Biology Online Module Handbook

BL4223 Molecular and cell biology of eukaryotic DNA replication

(BL4223 online module handbook version 27)

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Highly-efficiently chromosomal DNA replication is essential for all forms of cellular life on Earth and requires the complex interplay of a large range of protein factors in a temporally- and spatially-coordinated manner. In humans, defects in the replication process may lead to genetic disease or cancer. This module will summarise current knowledge of the enzymes and mechanisms of chromosomal DNA replication in bacterial, archaeal and eukaryotic cells with particular emphasis on exploring the diverse range of experimental systems and techniques used in the laboratory to probe the structure, function and regulation of the replication apparatus. Similarities and differences between cellular and viral DNA replication strategies will be explored and diverse aspects of the evolution of the replication machinery highlighted.*

Credits: 15*

Semester: 1

Module Organiser
Dr Stuart MacNeill
sam31@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 467268
Pre-requisite Modules:
BEFORE TAKING THIS MODULE YOU SHOULD PASS BL3301 AND PASS BL3302*
Anti-requisite Modules:
None*
Post-requisite Modules:
*
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

BL4223: Timetable

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Semester 1: Week 1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Wednesday
20-09-2017
10:00 to 12:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Tutorial Room 13
Dr Stuart MacNeill

Lecture L1: Introduction to BL4223
2017-8_BL4223_L1

Semester 1: Week 2

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
26-09-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Tutorial Room 12
Dr Stuart MacNeill

Workshop W1: Session 2
2017-8_BL4223_W1

Semester 1: Week 3

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
03-10-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Tutorial Room 12
Dr Stuart MacNeill

Workshop W2: Session 3
2017-8_BL4223_W2

Semester 1: Week 4

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Wednesday
11-10-2017
10:00 to 12:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Tutorial Room 13
Dr Stuart MacNeill

Workshop W3: Session 4
2017-8_BL4223_W3

Semester 1: Week 5

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
16-10-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Tutorial Room 13
Dr Stuart MacNeill

Workshop W4: Session 5
2017-8_BL4223_W4

Semester 1: Week 7

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Wednesday
01-11-2017
10:00 to 12:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Tutorial Room 13
Dr Stuart MacNeill

Workshop W5: Session 6
2017-8_BL4223_W5

Semester 1: Week 8

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Wednesday
08-11-2017
10:00 to 12:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Tutorial Room 13
Dr Stuart MacNeill

Workshop W6: Session 7
2017-8_BL4223_W6

Semester 1: Week 9

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Wednesday
15-11-2017
10:00 to 12:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Tutorial Room 13
Dr Stuart MacNeill

Workshop W7: Session 8
2017-8_BL4223_W7

Semester 1: Week 10

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Wednesday
22-11-2017
10:00 to 12:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Tutorial Room 13
Dr Stuart MacNeill

Workshop W8: Session 9
2017-8_BL4223_W8

Semester 1: Week 11

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Wednesday
29-11-2017
10:00 to 12:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Tutorial Room 13
Dr Stuart MacNeill
Dr Helder Ferreira
Other O1: Assessed student presentations
2017-8_BL4223_O1
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)

BL4223: Reading List

Click for BL4223 reading list

BL4223: Assessment

3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%*

Assessment:
Paper summary 1
Due by:
10/11/2017 17:00
Feedback due by:
17/11/2017 17:00
Type:
Single Upload
Weight:
25%
Assessment:
Paper summary 2
Due by:
10/11/2017 17:00
Feedback due by:
17/11/2017 17:00
Type:
Single Upload
Weight:
25%

(MMS assessment data cached: 20 September 2017 22:20:10.)


The following related information applies to all Biology modules:

School of Biology Marking Criteria: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Late submission of continuous assessment work:

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.
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)

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 Stuart MacNeill sam31@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Dr Stuart MacNeill sam31@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Dr Stuart MacNeill sam31@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Dr Stuart MacNeill sam31@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

BL4223: Contributing Staff

Dr Stuart MacNeill

Dr Stuart MacNeill
(Module Organiser)

SULSA Reader in Translational Biologysam31@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Helder FerreiraDr Helder FerreiraLecturerhcf2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Stuart MacNeillDr Stuart MacNeill
(Module Organiser)
SULSA Reader in Translational Biologysam31@st-andrews.ac.uk
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)

BL4223: Learning Outcomes

No details are currently available for Learning Outcomes

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)

BL4223: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

    Transferable Skills

    • Group discussion - participating
    • Long individual presentation on given topic (>15 min)
    • Short individual presentation on given topic (up to 15 min)
    • Summary
    • Critically evaluating sources/information
    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)