Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420001909

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the other635
EPISTĪMĪS KAI TECΗNOLOGIAS TROFIMŌNCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)635

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours46
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. to have an in-depth knowledge of Molecular Biology principles 2. to understand the molecular functions of the cell and their control 3. to understand the techniques of Molecular Biology and their applications 4. to apply the techniques of Molecular Biology in foods (authenticity, detection of allergens, detection and identification of microorganisms etc)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1.Introduction in Molecular Biology. Key experiments. Nucleic acids. Structure and organization of genomes in cells. 2.DNA replication. DNA damage and repair. 3.The RNA structure, synthesis and processing. Protein synthesis. 4.Regulation of gene expression. 5.Methods in Molecular Biology: DNA isolation and properties. Gradient centrifugation. Electrophoresis of DNA. 6.Methods in Molecular Biology: Hybridization, DNA-RNA probes, Fluorescence, FISH, DΝΑ microarrays. 7.Methods in Molecular Biology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Various types of PCR and applications in food science. 8.DNA sequencing, NGS. 9.Technology of recombinant DNA. Restriction enzymes. Vectors of clone and expression. 10.Gene transfer. Genetically modified organisms and foods. Safety, legislation, bioethics. 11.Study, detection and identification of food microorganisms with molecular methods. 12.Application of molecular methods in food fraud. Detection of food allergens 13.Nutrigenomics.
Genomes of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell, gene expression, genetically modified foods, molecular biology methods.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Presentation software: Powerpoint.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment79
Written assigments6
Student Assessment
Written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Cooper G.M. and Hausman R.E. (2018). Το κύτταρο. Μια Μοριακή Προσέγγιση. Μετάφραση της 7ης Αγγλικής έκδοσης. Ακαδημαϊκές Εκδόσεις Ι. Μπάσδρα και ΣΙΑ ΟΕ, Αλεξανδρούπολη.
Additional bibliography for study
Tropp B.E (2015) Βασικές Αρχές Μοριακής Βιολογίας. Μετάφραση της 1ης Αγγλικής έκδοσης. Ακαδημαϊκές Εκδόσεις Ι. Μπάσδρα και ΣΙΑ ΟΕ, Αλεξανδρούπολη. Watson, J.D., Witkowsky, J.A., Myers, R.M. and Caudy, A.A. (2007) Ανασυνδυασμένο DNA. Γονίδια και Γονιδιώματα - Μια Συνοπτική Παρουσίαση. Μετάφραση της 3ης Αμερικάνικης έκδοσης. Ακαδημαϊκές Εκδόσεις Ι. Μπάσδρα και ΣΙΑ ΟΕ, Αλεξανδρούπολη.
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