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Molecular Oncogenesis

Code: 
BIOL-456
Semester: 
Spring Semester
Course type: 
Selection
Course units: 
3
ECTS units: 
4

Hours per week

Theory: 
2

Instructors

Emeritus Professor

Description

Objectives of the course (preferably expressed in terms of learning outcomes and competences):   Basic cell and molecular aspects and  detailed study  of seleted topics.

Course contents:  Oncogenic DNA and RNA viruses. Oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes (structure, expression molecular signaling mechanisms and biological effects).   Regulation and dysgerulation of the cell cycle, cell differentiation and apoptosis. Immune mechanisms, stem cell origins, mutations, Genome instability, metastasis, angiogenesis, molecular approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

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The Department of Biology of the University of Crete was established in 1981 and is today an internationally recognized center for contemporary university education and research in the field of Biology.

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