Details of LS1101 (Autumn 2016)

Level: 1 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
LS1101 Introduction to Biology I Annagiri Sumana,
Tapas Kumar Sengupta


  • Introduction: Definition and origin of life; Chemical and Biological evolution; Diversity and complexity of life forms; Interactions amongst different life forms, Different approaches to understand the ever evolving biological world.

  • Cell as Unit of Life: Cell theory, Cell structure, Broad functions of different cell types and cell compartments.

  • Molecules of Life:Water, Amino acids, Sugars, Fatty acids, Nucleotides, Proteins, Carbohydrates, Nucleic acids and Lipids. Enzymes.

  • Cellular Events: Membrane Transport/ cellular transport; Bioenergetics (Glycolysis,
    TCA cycle and ATP synthesis), Replication; Transcription; Translation; Cell
    division; Cell death.


  1. Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Karen Hopkin, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts and Peter Walter, Essential Cell Biology, Edition 2, Garland Science (2004)

  2. Harvey Lodish, Arnold Berk, Chris A. Kaiser, Monty Krieger, Matthew P. Scott, Anthony Bretscher, Hidde Ploegh and Paul Matsudaira, Molecular Cell Biology, Edition 6, W. H. Freeman & Co., (2008)

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Not Allowed
2 IP 3 Not Allowed
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 1 Core
7 RS 1 Not Allowed
8 RS 2 Not Allowed