The RNA world

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Science and Medicine
    Domain Biology
    Code UE-SBL.00115
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SA-2022

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Tuesday 08:15 - 11:00, Hebdomadaire (Autumn semester)
    Struct. of the schedule 3h par semaine durant 4 semaines à choix
    Contact's hours 12

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    • Puoti Alessandro
    Teachers
    • Puoti Alessandro
    Description

    The flow of genetic information goes from DNA to RNA, and from RNA to proteins. The question is how could the first proteins be made if they are needed for transcription and translation? The hypothesis of the RNA world suggests that catalytic RNAs (ribozymes) may have preceded proteins. This lecture will briefly describe the origins of life and emphasize the importance of ribozymes, their mode of action and their roles in today's world. Other themes include the discovery and mechanism
    of RNA interference, the importance of small and long non-coding RNAs, RNA-based technologies including RNA vaccines, the evolution of RNA-based adaptive CRISPR immunity. 

    Training objectives DNA is best known to be transcribed into RNA which is then translated into protein. However, during the last decades, it has become clear that RNA also plays essential roles in the regulation of gene expression and catalysis. Students will discover the relevance of non-coding RNAs and their functions. From the catalytic role of RNAs in the "RNA World" when life has appeared on Earth, to the latest findings on RNA-mediated gene silencing, the lecture focuses on functions of RNAs that were totally unexpected.
    Comments

    Given in 4 x 3 hours

    Softskills No
    Off field No
    BeNeFri Yes
    Mobility Yes
    UniPop No
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    29.11.2022 08:15 - 11:00 Cours PER 04, Room 0.109
    06.12.2022 08:15 - 11:00 Cours PER 04, Room 0.109
    13.12.2022 08:15 - 11:00 Cours PER 04, Room 0.109
    20.12.2022 08:15 - 11:00 Cours PER 04, Room 0.109
  • Assessments methods

    Oral exam - SA-2022, Session d'hiver 2023

    Date 13.02.2023 08:25 - 14:30
    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Oral exam, 15 min. One mark.  

    Oral exam - SP-2023, Autumn Session 2023

    Date 13.09.2023 13:00 - 13:30
    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Oral exam, 15 min. One mark.  

  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Additional Courses in Sciences
    Version: ens_compl_sciences
    Paquet indépendant des branches > Specialized courses in Biology (Master level)

    Additional TDHSE programme in Biology
    Version: 2023_1/V_01
    Additional TDHSE Programme Requirements for BIOLOGIE E 60 or +30 > Programme 60 or +30 > Additional Programme Requirements to BIOLOGIE E+30 > Additional TDHSE programme for Biology +30 (from AS2023 on)

    Additional programme requirements for PhD studies [PRE-DOC]
    Version: 2020_1/v_01
    Additional programme requirements for PhD studies (Faculty of Science and Medicine) > Specialized courses in Biology (Master level)

    Biology +30 [MA] 30
    Version: 2023_1/V_01
    Minor in Biology +30 (BIOLOGY+30 for 90 ECTS) > BIOLOGY E +30, minor, Molecular life and health (from AS2023 on)

    Biology [3e cycle]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in Biology (Master level)

    Biology [POST-DOC]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in Biology (Master level)

    sp-MSc-EBR, option Infection, Inflammation and Cancer [MA] 120
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    sp-MSc-EBR, option Neuroscience [MA] 120
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