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BIOL 107 - Introduction to Cell Biology

Winter 2012 - Section B2 - Dr. Mike Harrington

Updated: April 20, 2012

 


Hi there. This is my old course website. Everything is now on eClass.


 

 

 

 

 

CONTACTING ME
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My email is mjh@ualberta.ca and my office is BioSci room B-109A. My regular office hours are 2:00 to 3:00 daily.

My exam period office hours are:

Monday Apr 16  11:00 - 1:00

Tuesday Apr 17  11:00 - 1:00

Monday Apr 23  11:00 - 1:00

I will be answering short emails during this time as well.

COURSE INFORMATION

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Course syllabus (PDF)

Lectures  TR 12:30 to 1:50 in CCIS 1-430

Main course webpage - for info on the labs and writing seminars

Resource room  BioSci G-107 Open 9:30-3:30 Mondays through Thursdays. Click the link to find out when the BIOL 107 specialist TAs are in.

Assigned reading from the Campbell Biology text

Reading 7/e Text

Reading 8/e Text

Reading UofA edition (9/e) Text

Mastering biology website

Guide to registering (JPG)

Interesting figures & weblinks (Password protected)

First half of the course

Second half of the course

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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Student Union Tutor Registry

How to cheat at university  This PDF describes what happened to students who tried to cheat in MICRB 265.

UofA Student Services  A variety of services that can help you with any academic, career, disability, personal, health, or financial difficulties that you encounter.

University Wellness Services

Peer Support Centre  For your health needs and for volunteer opportunities.

Mini Study Groups organized by your Interdepartmental Science Students' Society.

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Information on Undergraduate Research in the Biological Sciences Department (PDF)

PROBLEM SETS

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Problems Topics Answers
Problems 1 Macromolecules Answers 1
Problems 2 Organisms & cell membranes Answers 2
Problems 3 Cell exteriors Answers 3
Problems 4 Cell interiors Answers 4
Problems 5 Cell cytoskeleton & movement Answers 5
Problems 6 Energy & enzymes Answers 6
Problems 7 Photosynthesis Answers 7
Problems 8 Glycolysis & fermentation Answers 8
  Problems 9 Cellular respiration Answers 9
  Problems 10 Metabolism Answers 10
  Problems 11 DNA Answers 11
  Problems 12 Genetic code & RNA Answers 12
  Problems 13 Proteins Answers 13
  Problems 14 Gene regulation NEW Answers 14
  Problems 15 Cell division Answers 15
  Problems 16 Viruses Answers 16
  Problems 17 Sample final questions Answers 17
LECTURE MIDTERM


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Here is my midterm from Fall 2011.

Practice Midterm (PDF), Answers (PDF)


Your midterm was on Tuesday February 14. It covered lectures 1 - 11. It is worth 15% of your course mark. The figures I used were: intestinal epithelial cell, glycogen, Giardia, spirochette bacterium.

Your answers & marks (PDF), Mark distribution, class average (JPG), Answer key (JPG)

Your midterms can be picked up in the Resource Room anytime it is open. Your scantron sheets are available for viewing in my office.

LECTURE FINAL

Location (Note that Pavilion = Butterdome)

Format  The final will be a mixture of multiple choice and written questions. The exam is cumulative but heavily weighted towards material from lecture 12 on. The written answer questions will include:

(i) draw a biochemical pathway (see problem set 7 questions 6, 7, & 8; problem set 8 question 2; problem set 9 questions 5 and 6)

(ii) describe some reactions (see problem set 8 question 1)

(iii) DNA to RNA to protein (see problem set 13 questions 3 and 6, problem set 14 question 4, problem set 17 question 11)

(iv) draw a cell during cell division or draw the eukaryotic cell cycle (see problem set 15 questions 5, 6, and 7)

Advice Do these questions sooner rather than later. Learn from your mistakes on the midterm. See me if there's a topic you don't get.

LECTURES

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Lecture notes Figures* Date Title
Lecture 1 1 s/p 6 s/p Jan. 10, 12 Macromolecules
Lecture 2 1 s/p 6 s/p Jan. 17 Classification of living organisms
Lecture 3 1 s/p 6 s/p Jan. 19 Cells & cell membranes
Lecture 4 1 s/p 6 s/p Jan. 24 Cell transport
Lecture 5 1 s/p 6 s/p Jan. 26 Prokaryotic cell exteriors
Lecture 6 1 s/p 6 s/p Jan. 26 Eukaryotic cell exteriors
Lecture 7 1 s/p 6 s/p Jan. 31 Prokaryotic cell interiors
Lecture 8 1 s/p 6 s/p Feb. 2 Eukaryotic cell interiors
  Lecture 9 1 s/p 6 s/p Feb. 2 Origin of cells
  Lecture 10 1 s/p 6 s/p Feb. 7 Prokaryotic cytoskeleton & cell movement
  Lecture 11 1 s/p 6 s/p Feb. 9 Eukaryotic cytoskeleton & cell movement
  Lecture 12 1 s/p 6 s/p Feb. 9 Energy & life
        Feb. 14 Midterm (Lectures 1 - 11)
  Lecture 13 1 s/p 6 s/p Feb. 16 Energy & cells
  Lecture 14 1 s/p 6 s/p Feb. 16 Photosynthesis - overview
  Lecture 15 1 s/p 6 s/p Feb. 28 Photosynthesis - light reactions
  Lecture 16 1 s/p 6 s/p Feb. 28 Photosynthesis - Calvin cycle
  Lecture 17 1 s/p 6 s/p Mar. 1 Glycolysis & fermentation
  Lecture 18 1 s/p 6 s/p Mar. 6 Cellular respiration
  Lecture 19 1 s/p 6 s/p Mar. 6 Metabolism in plants & animals
  Lecture 20 1 s/p 6 s/p Mar. 8 Metabolism in Prokaryotes
  Lecture 21 1 s/p 6 s/p Mar. 13 Metabolism in ancient life
  Lecture 22 1 s/p 6 s/p Mar. 15 DNA - function & structure
  Lecture 23 1 s/p 6 s/p Mar. 15 DNA - replication
  Lecture 24 1 s/p 6 s/p Mar. 20 The genetic code
  Lecture 25 1 s/p 6 s/p Mar. 22 RNA synthesis
  Lecture 26 1 s/p 6 s/p Mar. 27 Protein synthesis - part 1
  Lecture 27 1 s/p 6 s/p Mar. 27, 29 Protein synthesis - part 2
  Lecture 28 1 s/p 6 s/p Mar. 29 Regulation of gene expression
  Lecture 29 1 s/p 6 s/p Apr. 3 Prokaryotic cell division - mechanism
  Lecture 30 1 s/p 6 s/p Apr. 3 Prokaryotic cell division - regulation
  Lecture 31 1 s/p 6 s/p Apr. 3 Eukaryotic cell division - overview
  Lecture 32 1 s/p 6 s/p Apr. 5 Eukaryotic cell division - mechanism
  Lecture 33 1 s/p 6 s/p Apr. 5, 10 Eukaryotic cell division - regulation
  Lecture 34 1 s/p 6 s/p Apr. 10 Viruses
        Apr. 12 Review
        Apr. 24 Lecture final exam
 

*These are PDFs with 1 slide per page (for viewing on your computer or for printing with four slides per page) or 6 slides per page (for immediate printing).