BIOL 107 - Introduction to Cell Biology
Winter 2012 - Section B2 - Dr. Mike Harrington
Updated: April 20, 2012
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My email is email@example.com 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:
I will be answering short emails during this time as well.
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
Interesting figures & weblinks (Password protected)
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|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|
Here is my midterm from Fall 2011.
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 midterms can be picked up in the Resource Room anytime it is open. Your scantron sheets are available for viewing in my office.
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.
|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. 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).