Week 1: Lecture 1- Cell components and organization; macromolecules, membranes, organelles, and processes.
Lecture 2- DNA: The genetic material; Cell Cycle.
Lecture 3- Regulation of the Cell Cycle.
Week 2: Lecture 4- S-phase: DNA Replication and its regulation. Repair and recombination.
Lecture 5- Checkpoints: DNA Damage and DNA Replication checkpoints.
Week 3: Lecture 6- Chromosome reorganization during mitosis; The centrosome duplication cycle.
Lecture 7- The microtubule cytoskeleton; Spindle organization, assembly and dynamics.
Lecture 8- Molecular motors; Role of motor proteins in mitosis.
Lecture 9- Mitotic checkpoints; Chromosome segregation and cell division.
Lecture 10- Meiosis
Week 5: Lecture 11- Cell death, aging and senescence.
Lecture 12- Chromatin organization
Lecture 13- SMC proteins and chromosome organization
Week 6: Lecture 14- The cohesin complex and its functions.
Lecture 15- Nuclear organization
Week 7: Lecture 16- Cell diversity and properties of specialized cells.
Lecture 17- The Cancer Cell
Lecture 18- Stem cells
Week 8: Lecture 19- Nerve cells
Lecture 20- The Plant Cell