Molecular Biology

The course provides students with the basic fundamentals of modern cellular and molecular biology in clinical dentistry. Topics covered include DNA replication and transposition, mRNS translation, embryonic development and reprogramming cancer stem cells. In particular, chromosomal disorders, such as Down syndrome are emphasized. Students are expected to understand the molecular biology techniques and their application to periodontology, be able to interpret and evaluate experimental data, stem cells and gene therapy research.