Graduate Courses offered by the School of Molecular Biosciences
MBioS 501 Cell Biology 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory genetics and biochemistry coursework; concurrent enrollment with MBioS 529 highly recommended. Cellular structure and function; membrane biochemistry and transport; cell-cell communication; regulation of cell cycle and apoptosis; cell signaling; and cancer biology. Credit not granted for both MBioS 401 and 501.
MBioS 503 Molecular Biology I 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory genetics and biochemistry coursework. DNA replication and recombination in prokaryotes and eukaroytes; recombinant DNA methods and host/vector systems; genome analysis; transgenic organisms.
MBioS 504 Molecular Biology II 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory genetics and biochemistry coursework. Gene expression and regulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, including transcription, RNA processing, and translation; chromatin structure; DNA repair.
MBioS 507 Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature 2 Prereq MBioS 503; MBioS 513 or c//. Dissection and discussion of current molecular bioscience papers to foster development of critical reading of primary literature.
MBioS 508 Quantitative Approaches in Molecular Biosciences 2 Recommended preparation: one semester of calculus. Quantitative methods and techniques using examples from the current molecular biosciences primary literature.
MBioS 513 General Biochemistry I 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory biochemistry coursework. Structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids and biological membranes; principles of enzymology; biochemical methodology. Credit not granted for both 413 and 513.
MBioS 514 General Biochemistry II 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory biochemistry coursework. Metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, bioenergetics; photosynthesis; and control of metabolic processes. Credit not granted for both 414 and 514.
MBioS 528 Molecular and Cellular Reproduction 3 (2-2) State of the art concepts of the molecular, cellular, and physiological aspects of mammalian reproduction. Cooperative course: open to UI students (Anim Sci 558).
MBioS 529 Selected Topics in Cell Biology 1 c// enrollment with MBioS 501 highly recommended. Selected topics in cell biology using current literature.
MBioS 540 Immunology 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory microbiology coursework; concurrent enrollment with MBioS 548 highly recommended. Principles of basic immunology. Credit not granted for both MBioS 440 and 540.
MBioS 541 Research Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit. Literature reviews and research reports.
MBioS 542 General Virology 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory genetics and biochemistry coursework; c// with MBioS 548 highly recommended. The biology of bacterial, animal, and plant viruses. Credit not granted for both MBioS 442 and 542.
MBioS 548 Selected Topics in Immunology & Virology 1 Selected topics in immunology and virology using the current literature. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours.
MBioS 549 Selected Topics in Immunology 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Recommendation preparation: MBioS 540 or c//. Seminar series on advances in immunology.
MBioS 550 Basic and Applied Microbial Physiology 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory genetics, biochemistry or microbiology coursework. Basic microbial physiology and its relevance to the processes of applied microbiology. Credit not granted for both MBioS 450 and 550.
MBioS 561 Biochemical Signaling in Plants, Animals and Microorganisms 3 Prereq MBioS 513. New research on intra and extra cellular biochemical signaling, including communication in plants and hormone action in animals. Cross listed with MPS 561.
MBioS 566 Physical Biochemistry 3 Recommended Preparation: Introductory biophysical or physical chemistry coursework. Graduate-level counterpart of MBioS 466; additional requirements. Credit not granted for both 466 and 566.
MBioS 568 Advanced Topics in Molecular Biosciences V 1-3 May be repeated for credit. Recent research in selected areas molecular biosciences.
MBioS 574 Protein Biotechnology 3 Recommended preparation: MBioS 513. Biotechnology related to the isolation, modification and large scale commercial production, patenting and marketing of useful recombinant proteins and products. Crosslisted with ChE 574.
MBioS 578 Bioinformatics 3 (2-3) Recommended preparation: Introductory genetics and biochemistry coursework. Computer analysis of protein and nucleic acid sequences, functional genomics and proteomics data; modeling biological networks and pathways. Credit not granted for both 478 and 578.
MBioS 579 Molecular Biosciences Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 10 hours. Required of all graduate students in molecular biosciences.
MBioS 583 Professional Skills Seminar 1 Covers many aspects of professionalism, including professional behavior, professional dress, and professional sensitivity in social settings.
MBioS 584 Medical Genetics 3 Exploring the mechanisms of human heredity and how these mechanisms can influence human health.
MBioS 593 Research Proposal 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Written and oral presentation of an area in Molecular Biosciences.