When Biochemistry meets Epigenetics / BIOL414
Year of study
Type of Course
Number of Credits
3 (ECTS: 4)
Biology, University of Crete
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Charalampos (Babis) Spilianakis, PhD
2810-391163 (office), 2810-391173 (lab)
09.00 am - 21.00 pm
Biology Auditorium B, Friday 10:00-13:00
During lectures we will discuss principles, outline goals, and present demonstrations. Your attendance at all lectures is vital to your success in this course. You should read the textbook assignment prior to lecture and take clear notes during lecture. I fully encourage and expect student participation during lectures.
Lectures (PowerPoint Presentations), Videos & narrated animations, Student Response System (iRespond), Multiple Choice Questions.
Language of Instruction
There will not be a midterm exam.
An exam is considered successful if you get at least 50/100 points.
Any request for a regrade must be made within one week of receiving your graded exam. Contact the instructor preferably by email to arrange for an appointment and go through your script. You will also get a printout with the answers of the exams' subjects.
Attendance at all lecture sessions is expected. If a session is missed, it is the student’s sole responsibility to make up any work missed.
Academic Honor Principle
Students are expected to observe the University’s Code of Student Conduct. Cheating on examinations and/or problem sets is not acceptable and will be met with zero tolerance!
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Textbook choice I
Textbook choice II
Textbook choice III
Each academic year the Powerpoint presentations in either .pptx format (Microsoft Office 2016) or .pdf format will be uploaded upon the completion of each lecture (material included in an individual lecture's file may be covered in more than a 3 hours session).
Downloads from previous Academic Years
Final Exams with answers
Chromatin modifications and their mechanism of Action.
- Histones and acetylation regulate transcription
- Acetylation and Deacetylation
- Open questions in histone modifications
- Histone code