Course is designed to introduce students with internal organization of the prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell, organelle and membrane function, cell-cell signaling, cell movement, cell adhesion, the extracellular matrix.


CLO: 1. Comprehend the fundamental of cell structure and function
CLO: 2. Differentiate between the structures and basic components of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including macromolecules, membranes, and organelles
CLO: 3. Comprehend the basic of cellular functions


1 Cell Biology Introduction • Introduction to the Study of Cell Biology • The Chemical Basis of Life • Techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology
2 Energy • Enzymes and Metabolism • Mitochondrion and Aerobic Respiration
3 Photosynthesis Components of Photosynthesis
4 Molecular organization of cells
5 Chemistry of molecules: • Covalent and hydrogen bonds • Water and polarity: hydrophilic vs. hydrophobic • Organic molecules, functional groups • Polymer macromolecules • Monomers and polymers • Monosaccharides and carbohydrates
6 Nucleotides and nucleic acids • Nucleotides, sugar-phosphate backbone • Amino acids and proteins • Roles of different macromolecules: • Enzymes
7 Membranes • The Structure and Function of the Plasma Membrane • Cytoplasmic Membrane Systems • Interactions Between Cells and Their Environment
8 Intracellular Sorting & Maintenance of Cellular Compartments
9 Mid Exam
10 The cellular Nucleus, Nuclear Matrix and Gene Expression • Nucleus (Genetic Information) • The Nature of the Gene and Genome • Expression of Genetic Information
11 Cytoskeleton • Cytoskeleton and Cell Motility
12 Cell Signaling • Cellular Reproduction • Cell Signaling and Cancer
13 Cell cycle and cell division • The key roles of mitosis and meiosis during the life cycle. • Compare and contrast different life cycle strategies, focusing on the human life cycle
14 Stages of mitosis and meiosis, • Highlighting similarities and differences. • Stages of the cell cycle; • Focus on behavior of chromosomes
15 Origins of genetic variation • Including independent assortment and crossing over, • Which happen during meiosis, • Combined with random fertilization