Welcome to the Department of Biology!
In additon to our main courses:
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics lecture
The goal of the Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics course to elucidate the structure and function of the
DNA and our cells. The scientific information of this field expands dramatically, the thematic of this subject
includes several areas of biology, but we only have two lectures weekly which determines the structure and
the way of explanation of the material: besides the fundamentals, many topics are explained through
examples, logics of approaches and current trends, and avoids getting into unnecessary details. While the
downloadable study material is well organized and easy to learn, the lectures focus on understanding and
theoretical background. Molecular biology, genomics and cell biology are going to be fundamental areas of
medicine in the near future. Because of the new technologies, the methods and approaches of these fields are
constantly changing, therefore it is important to teach modern knowledge. Our curriculum is therefore
updated year by year. During the main course, we explain the general basic principles of science, and-in a
critical way-pseudo scientific approaches. During the course we focus on the current and future medical
applications of cell biology and molecular genetics.
The goal of the practices is to learn the basic techniques of cell biology and molecular genetics with special
emphasis on improving the manual skills of the students. It is thought by experts, that medical doctors will
be primarily data analysts in the future. In the next few years, we shall focus on improving such skills as
well. During the practices we explain the most up to date techniques of molecular genetics and genomics
You can choose and register for the following elective courses:
Frontiers of Molecular Biology
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.
The Developmental genetics course aims to discuss genes that control ontogenesis.
We'll identify the developmental genes and overview consequences of lost gene functions. There will be seven lectures during the oncoming semester: