Molecular and Cell Biology

University of Toronto St. George

One of the goals of modern biology is to understand how the basic building blocks of life give rise to biological form and function. This course provides students with a common lexicon to understand the key principles and concepts in molecular and cell biology, with a focus on how the building blocks of life lead to functioning cells. (Lab Materials Fee: $10). Lab coat and safety glasses are required for use in laboratories; students are responsible for purchasing these items (approximate cost is $25).
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BIO130H1 Syllabus for Melody Neumann, Kenneth Yip — Winter 2019

1/25/2019 Course Details: BIO130 LEC0101, LEC2002, and LEC5101 20191: Molecular and Cell Biology 1/2
Course Details
Course Address
University of Toronto
Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto
Ramsay Wright Labs, 25 Harbord Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 3G5
Course Requirements
SBI4U and SCH4U (Grade 12 University Preparation Biology and Chemistry) or permission of the course
coordinator. Please e-mail ( for more information.
Exclusion: BIO240H1, BIO241H1, BIO255Y1 and BIO250Y1
Lecture Location & Hours
Day Section: Mondays 10:00am -11:00am and Thursdays 10:00am – 12:00pm, Convocation Hall.
Evening Section: Thursdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm, MacLeod Auditorium (MS 2158)
Required Course Material
1. Textbook: Karp, G. 2016. Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments, 8th ed., John Wiley
& Sons Inc., New Jersey. Available at the U of T Bookstore now.
2. BI0130 Lab Manual 2019. Available at the U of T Bookstore now. Administrative information will be
posted on Quercus.
3. Lab coat and Safety Glasses/ goggles are Required by Health and Safety regulations for ALL WET
LABS. You will be denied access and forfeit credit for the lab if you are not wearing a lab coat and
safety glasses/ goggles.
4. COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS posted on this web-site. These are updated regularly. It is the
responsibility of all students to read course announcements.
Your final mark will be primarily based on 1 midterm, 1 final exam, and 5 laboratories:
14% for labs
9% Quizzes (Best 3 of 4 quizzes - each worth 3%)
5% Library Assignment
2% textbook readings quizzes
If you complete 8 out of 10 Quercus lecture reading quizzes with a perfect score by the
deadline, you automacally earn 2%. Fewer than 8 perfect quizzes will result in a
corresponding poron of 2%).
1/25/2019 Course Details: BIO130 LEC0101, LEC2002, and LEC5101 20191: Molecular and Cell Biology 2/2
70% Exams
& Active
In Lecture
0-2% Active Learning Participation in Section 1 lectures *
28-30% Midterm (March) exam covering section 1 of the lectures *
40% Final exam (April) covering section 2 of the lectures and all labs
* We will be doing some active learning activities in 2 lectures of Section 1 (see schedule for when these
take place). For each session in which you participate, we will reduce the weight of your midterm by 1% and
award you 1% for participation. If you do not participate at all, you will not be penalized and your midterm
weighting will remain unchanged at 30%.
Academic Honesty
Plagiarism is a serious academic offence. From the U of T Calendar:
It shall be an offence for a student knowingly:
1. to forge or in any other way alter or falsify any document or evidence required for admission to the
University, or to utter, circulate or make use of any such forged, altered, or falsified document,
whether the record be in print or electronic form;
2. to use or posses an unauthorized aid or aids or obtain unauthorized assistance in any academic
examination or term test or in connection with any other form of academic work;
3. to personate another person, or to have another person personate, at any academic examination or
term test or in connection with any other form of academic work, i.e. to commit plagiarism;
4. to represent as one's own any idea of expression of an idea or work of another in any academic
examination or term test or in connection with any other form of academic work, i.e., to commit
5. to submit, without the knowledge and approval of the instructor or whom it is submitted, any
academic work for which credit had previously been obtained or is being sought in another course or
program of study in the University of elsewhere;
6. to submit for credit any academic work containing a purported statement of fact or reference to a
source which has been concocted.
This ruling of course applies to all BIO130 lab work, which includes all written assignments. It's against
the rules to buy assignments or copy chunks from your friend's paper, and it is also plagiarism to borrow
passages from books or articles without identifying them.
Please be aware that it is also an academic offense to collaborate on individual work. Most specifically
for BIO130 students, this means that you need to work on your own for any pre-lab work (such as
flowcharts) and also for your library assignment (and for tests and quizzes). Some work in BIO130 is
group work (in the lab), and therefore you are expected and encouraged to collaborate, but anything that
you hand in as an individual student should be understood to be your own work. Please be sure you
understand this and if in doubt about whether something is individual work or group work, please speak
with your TA or post the question on the discussion board in the lab forum. It is always better to ask first if
in doubt!

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