2023-2024 / GENE9002-1

Molecular biology of gene I


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in biology3 crédits 


Franck Dequiedt

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course will be given and evaluated in French.
 In this course, a series of fundamental molecular concepts will be given that are connected to the transmission and storage of the genetic information.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To gain a deep understanding of what genomes are made of and the molecular mechanisms involved in DNA replication, and repair. This course will also allow to the students to understand important differences between pro- and eukaryotes.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic knowledge in Chemistry, Biologie and Cellular Biology is necessary

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching will be done in person, using slides. For some aspects, the students will be invited to consult internet links (videos, web pages, etc..). This information is not part of the teaching and is just suggested as complementary information. The slide shows will be accessible via the eCampus plateform. Quizz will organised at the end of each chapter, and the total Quizz results will be included in the final evaluation (20% max).

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

As much as possible, teaching will be done face-to-face, at Liège University. When required, the course will be given using the Teams platform live, or using pre-recorded videos with commentaries.

Recommended or required readings

No course notes. Students are required to take notes during lessons. Slide shows for each chapter will be made available to the students on the eCampus platform.
Reference text books will be suggested during the first lesson.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Additional information:

Written examination, MCQ type. Training exams will be made available to the students on the eCampus platform, in order for them to practise MCQ.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Prof Franck Dequiedt, Laboratoire d'Expression des gènes et Cancer, GIGA-Research, B34, 5° étage Tél: 043669028 email : fdequiedt@uliege.be

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