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Spring 2022 Biology GU4080 section 001
Ancient and Modern RNA Wo

Call Number 14037
Day & Time
W 2:10pm-4:00pm
1000 Sherman Fairchild Life Sciences Building
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Laura Landweber - e-mail, homepage
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description RNA has recently taken center stage with the discovery that RNA molecules sculpt the landscape and information contained within our genomes. Furthermore, some ancient RNA molecules combine the roles of both genotype and phenotype into a single molecule. These multi-tasking RNAs offering a possible solution to the paradox of which came first: DNA or proteins. This seminar explores the link between modern RNA, metabolism, and insights into a prebiotic RNA world that existed some 3.8 billion years ago. Topics include the origin of life, replication, and the origin of the genetic code; conventional, new, and bizarre forms of RNA processing; structure, function and evolution of key RNA molecules, including the ribosome, and RNA therapeutics including vaccines. The format will be weekly seminar discussions with presentations. Readings will be taken from the primary literature, emphasizing seminal and recent literature. Requirements will be student presentations, class participation, and a final paper.
Web Site Vergil
Department Biological Sciences
Enrollment 6 students (18 max) as of 8:04AM Saturday, July 2, 2022
Subject Biology
Number GU4080
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Note Biology PhD students have priority; join the waitlist.
Section key 20221BIOL4080W001

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