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 Lectures are held on Thursdays, Saturdays and Tuesdays in the Biffen Lecture Theatre. A brief summary of the lectures is below. More information can be downloaded for synopses and timetables.

For 2020/21, lectures will be pre-recorded and released for viewing before the timetabled slot of the lecture. Q&A sessions will be held in the lecture timetable slot for students to discuss with lecturers any specific questions regarding the learning material.


  • Molecular Biology of the Cell Nucleus I & II
  • Genetic Systems of Prokaryotes
  • Gene Expression and Cell Decisions
  • Yeast as a Model Organism
  • Genome Organisation and Genomics


  • Chloroplasts and Mitochondria
  • Cytoskeleton and Mitotic Cell Division
  • Membrane Trafficking
  • Cellular Communications
  • Intercellular Communication I & II


  • Development



The practical classes are designed to give experience of major experimental techniques which are in current use in cell biology and which illustrate fundamental concepts in cell biology.

Practicals are held on Tuesdays or Fridays in the Department of Zoology.

In 2020/21, in-person practicals will be going ahead with safety measures in place, if Tiers and Lockdown allow. Students that are having to self-isolate or cannot attend practicals will be able to watch and learn about the practicals via online resources provided by the practical session leaders. These will be found in the relevant Moodle folders.


If you have any questions regarding the lectures or the practicals for 2020/21, please contact the Course Administrator or Organiser.