Course Description

A brief outline of the lecture and laboratory topics is listed below:

Lecture Topics and Laboratory Exercises

  1. Sept – Oct:
    Lecture Topics: Genome Biology; Regulation of the transcriptome; Regulation of the proteome.
    Online Laboratory Exercises: Gene regulation; RNA extraction; Primary paper analysis and annotated bibliography.
  2. Oct – Dec:
    Lecture Topics: Organizing the cell and its outside interactions; Multicellular development; Cell signaling; Control of cell numbers.
    Laboratory Exercises: Microscopy (phase and fluorescence); Examination of cell structure and function in development of transgenic Drosophilamelanogaster; Primary paper analysis and annotated bibliography.

Prerequisite

BIO130H1,
(CHM135H1, CHM136H1) / (CHM138H1, CHM139H1) / CHM151Y1

Exclusion

BIO255H1

Ancillary Fees

This course has a lab fee of $15. This will not be collected for 2021-22.
Lab coat and safety glasses are required and the approximate cost is $25. Students are responsible for purchasing these items.

Lecturer(s)

Prof. H. McFarlane and Prof. K. Yip (Day)
Evening lecturer: Prof. K. Yip

Course and Laboratory Coordinator:

Prof. C. Garside

Course Administrator

BIO230 Office
Kenana Al Kakouni
RW 206A
416-978-6442
bio230@utoronto.ca

Contact Hours

36L, 15P

Required Text(s)/Readings

Custom textbook that includes specific sections from Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, Raff M, Roberts K, Walter P. 2015. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 6th Edition. New York: Garland Science. 1268 p. Link to the online custom text will be provided.

Lab Manual

The lab manual is available on Quercus. Any additional lab readings (if required) will also be available online.

Evaluation (Subject to change)

The finalized course evaluation will be in the course syllabus.
Textbook Quizzes: 4%
October midterm assessment: 30%
December final assessment: 30%
Lab participation and assignments: 36%

Additional Information

**Student Schedule Planning Tips**

  • As you are selecting your courses, students should be aware of the many possible BIO230 laboratory section conflicts with the following courses: BIO260H1S, HMB265H1F, or BCH210H1F.
  • Please note that if you have a course conflict with a BIO230H lab, you need to keep trying to resolve these until the close of lab enrolment. Spots may open up at any time, so keep trying. If you still cannot enroll in a lab that fits your schedule you may come to the BIO230H office during specified times (refer to Quercus for dates and times) and we will do our best to assist you. If you do require assistance with obtaining a lab, please make sure that when you visit the course office that you bring your timetable and have multiple lab times to avoid disappointment.

Last updated on September 9th, 2021