Year of study
MSc 1st year
Type of Course
Number of Credits
Graduate Program: Natural Products & Biotechnology, Mediteranean Agronomic Institute of Chania
Section II - Introduction to Advanced Biology
Charalampos (Babis) Spilianakis, PhD
2810-391163 (office), 2810-391173 (lab)
09.00 am - 21.00 pm
Socrates Auditorium, Monday-Friday, 9:00-13:00
Lectures (PowerPoint Presentations), Videos & narrated animations, Student Response System (iRespond), Multiple Choice Questions & Solved Problems
Language of Instruction
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
BIOCHEMISTRY - W.H. Freeman, 7th edition,
BERG M.J., TYMOCZKO L.J., STRYER L., 7th edition
Conceptual Insights, Living Figures, Animated Techniques, Online Quizzing, Flashcards, Glossary, Biochemistry on the Web, General Chemistry Review.
Textbook choice II
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry - macmillan education, 5th edition, c2009
David L. Nelson, Michael M. Cox
Animated Enzyme Mechanisms, Animated Biochemical Techniques, Molecular Structure tutorials, Living Graphs, Interactive Quizzes, Weblinks, Molecular Structures, Lecture Companion Art.
Textbook choice III
Textbook of BIOCHEMISTRY with clinical correlations 7e
T.M.Devlin, John Wiley & Sons Inc., c2011
Animated Figures, Guided Explorations, Interactive Exercises.
Each academic year the Powerpoint presentations in either .pptx format (Microsoft Office 2011) 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 2 hours session).