15 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: This module aims to (i) introduce masters level students of nutrition to essential concepts in cell and molecular biology; (ii) provide students with an understanding of genome wide influences of diet and nutrition and the time-dependent responses of the transcriptome, proteome and metabolome to nutrients and diet; (iii) demonstrate how molecular biological methods are applied to study nutrient effects on the transcriptome, proteome and metabolome in cell-based and animal-based experiments; and (iv) provide students with practice in the application of bioinformatics approaches to study molecular nutrition.

Staff Contact: Dr Peter Grabowski
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Students will be assessed on: 1. coursework completed through a series of bioinformatics workshops, retrieving data from databases, running software, simulating/modelling a metabolic process and exploring the perturbation of a model process

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Oncology and Metabolism):

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