MBV9120 – Eukaryotic Genes and Genomes
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
The course will give a presentation of eukaryote genes and genomes with focus on the human genome and genomes of model organisms. The course will concentrate on gene structure, chromatin structure and genomic complexity; different levels and categories of gene regulation and the significance of non-coding RNA.
The course will give you and understanding of gene and genome organization in different (model) organisms and gene regulation at different levels.
Admission to the course
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline
The courses MBV4120 and MBV9120 have common admission. Applicants are ranked by the following criteria:
- PhD candidates and master students at the MN faculty who have the course as part of the approved curriculum.
- Other PhD candidates and visiting PhD candidates.
- Students with admission to single courses on master’s level and exchange students
- Applicants are ranked by credits in each group; all applicants within 1st rank before applicants in 2nd etc If admission is limited to a fixed number of participants, admission will be decided by drawing lots for students who are ranked equally
Formal prerequisite knowledge
Admission to a PhD program
Recommended previous knowledge
Bachelor grade in molecular biology/biochemistry and/or admission to Master degree in molecular biology/biochemistry/physiology or equivalent background. In addition the course MBV3020 – Molecular genetics and developmental biology (discontinued) or equivalent knowledge is recommended.
- 10 credits overlap with MBV4120 – Eukaryotic Genes and Genomes.
- Group work. Each group should give at least one oral presentation on a selected topic.
- A final 3 hours written exam. Presented group work is a prerequisite to qualify for the final exam. A written assignment must be approved to qualify for the final exam.
The final grade is given after a total evaluation of the group work and the final exam.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt. It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: MBV4120 – Eukaryotic Genes and Genomes.
Examination support material
No examinatin support material is allowed.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: