Principles of Cell Biology (BIOL2060)

Department of Biology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
PROFESSOR: Dr. Brian Staveley
LABORATORY INSTRUCTORS:  Valerie Power (Mon-Wed: SN1089) & Fiona Cuthbert (Thurs-Fri: SN1100)

1)Pre-Final Help Session
Thursday April 13, 2017
@ 2:30-4:30 PM
ED 1020
2) Video: DNA - Episode 4 of 5 -
Curing Cancer
PBS Documentary

This is the webpage for BIOL2060: Principles of Cell Biology (Dr. Brian E. Staveley's Lectures)

Extremely helpful hint:  Read through the notes and textbook early!
Remember, it's always easier to learn, if the lecture in the classroom is a review and explanation instead of the first exposure to new and challenging material.

To more fully understand the course material ...
1) Read the chapter(s), examine the figures and review the notes prior to coming to class.
2) Bring the notes to class to avoid excess writing.
3) Take additional notes (the web notes are only the beginning of the required material).
4) You may wish to bring the textbook and/or figures to lable.
5) Work through the Problem Sets at the end of each chapter.


Laboratory (30%): Starts week of January 9, 2017
Midterm Examination 1: February 9, 2017 (20%)
Midterm Examination 2: March 9, 2017 (20%)
Final Examination: Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00 AM (30%) in PE2000

Cell Biology Subjects Areas:

(numbers refer to the Chapters of the Textbook)

 1-6. Introduction to Cell Biology (A Review)
 7-8. Membrane Structure. Function and Transport
 9-11. Energy Metabolism: Glycolysis and Fermentation, Aerobic Respiration & Photosynthesis
12. Endomembrane System
13. Signal Transduction in Nerve Cells
14. Receptors and Messengers in Signal Transduction
15. Cytoskeleton
16. Cell Movement, Motility and Contractility
17. Extracellular Structures
18. DNA, Chromosomes and the Nucleus
19. Cell Cycle
20. Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
21. Transcription
22. Protein Synthesis
23. Regulation of Gene Expression
24. Cancer
Video: DNA - Episode 4 of 5 - Curing.Cancer - PBS Documentary

Please note that in my dedication to provide the most up-to-date and correct set of notes, the following may be edited as the class progresses.
In that spirit, please report any errors or broken links to me when found.

BIOL2060: Cell and Molecular Biology Video Links

Cell Biology Laboratory:

BIOLOGY 2060: Lab Manual 2017: Available at the Bookstore!

You must have it before the first lab time because you must read the first laboratory exercise (and answer the required questions).
Labs start during week of January 9, 2017.
Laboratory room is SN4092.

Summer Research and Job Opportunites:

National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) USRA for summer of 2017 (Deadline January 2017)

MUN Faculty of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Awards SURA (With NSERC-USRA)

MUN Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Awards SURA (Deadline TBA)

Faculty of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Awards SURA (Deadline TBA)

Student Work And Service Program (SWASP): (Deadline TBA)

Memorial Undergraduate Career Experience Program (MUCEP): (Deadline TBA)

International Student Work Experience Program (ISWEP):  (Deadline TBA)

Course Textbook:

Becker's World of the Cell, 9th Edition, by Jeff Hardin,  Gregory P. Bertoni & Lewis J. Kleinsmith, , 2016.

Course Description:

BIOLOGY 2060: Principles of Cell Biology. A modern view of the biology of eukaryotic cells, organelles and molecules and their interactions in the functioning of living organisms.
Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.
Prerequisites: Science 1807, Biology 1001, 1002 and 2250; Chemistry 2440 or 2400
Prerequisites or co-requisites: Physics 1021 or 1051; Biochemistry 2101

Please note that all material is subject to change.

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