The Origins of Molecular Biology University of Sao Paulo
The aim of this discipline is to present the students seminal papers of molecular biology. These papers will be analysed from a historical, methodological and scientific perspective.
This discipline complements the basic knowledge acquired in regular disciplines of molecular biology. By discussing original articles, the students will analyze in depth the historical context and the methodologies used by the scientists that pave the way of molecular biology. This will ultimately give the students the tools to understand the basis of molecular biology and the development of scientific thought.
Written tests will be used to evaluate student progress during the course.
Every lecture will be followed by the discussion of an original article. The student will receive a questionnaire that will guide him/her through the reading of the paper, with the help of the instructors. Items to be discussed include the following topics: (1) Structure and function of DNA ; ( 2 ) RNA and the genetic code ; ( 3 ) Advent of genetic engineering and genomics.
Online Course Requirement
Carlos Eduardo Winter, Beny Spira
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Email address: https://ww2.icb.usp.br/ing/