Frontiers of Molecular Biology

Great lecture hall of the Big Education Center, Classroom code: SO-100-6

6720 Szeged, Dóm tér 13

Monday 18:00-19:30

Course requirements:

This subject presents the newest achievements of modern biology and medicine, and also deals with the the most important general biological and medical topics. During this course we also explain the difference between science and pseudo science, and talk about unproven therapies, in a critical way. What is more, you can listen to the lectures of guest-professors, of specialists of an exciting research field at universities or research- centers in abroad.

Date Title Instructor
1. September 2. Introduction Zsolt Boldogkői
2. September 9. Consciousness Zsolt Boldogkői
3. September 16. Scientific basis of modern medicine & Homeopathy Zsolt Boldogkői
4. September 23. Trends in medicine Zsolt Boldogkői
5. September 30. Biological weapons Lajos Rózsa
6. October 7. Defining the healing macrophage László Nagy
7. October 14. Pseudoscience, soft science Zsolt Boldogkői
8. October 21. Nanomedicine István Belecz
9. October 28. Ernő Duda Virus-host interaction
10. November 4. Mobile genetic elements Ernő Duda
11. November 11. Nuclear protein import János Szabad
12. November 18. Extreme life forms István Belecz
13. November 25. Helicase-like proteins János Szabad
14. December 2. Genetically modified organisms János Györgyey
Exam: written or oral (depending on your choice)
the ones who regularly visit the lectures (who has max. 2 absences) are allowed to

1. take the test at the last lecture
2. write an essay

The essay should be your own work without copying internet pages, or books. Regulation of scientific citation is applied. The essays containing at least 20.000 characters should be forwarded 3 days before the exam day to the following email-address: In case of plagiarism your essay will be ‘not accepted’. Two-semester course, registration is allowed for 1st and 2nd year students. The two semesters of the course can be taken independently.