Details of LS3102 (Autumn 2016)

Level: 3 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
LS3102 Cell Biology Rupak Datta,
Sankar Maiti


  • Overview of cell biology

  • Biomembranes and cell architecture

  • Transport of ions and small molecules across membranes

  • Intracellular compartments and protein sorting

  • Vesicular trafficking, exocytosis and endocytosis

  • Cell signalling

  • Cytoskeleton dynamics

  • Cell junction, cell adhesion, integrating cells into tissues

  • Cell cycle, cell division and cancer cells

  • Embryonic stem cells, embryonic germ cells and adult stem cells

  • Cell death


  1. Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Lulian Lewis,Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, and Peter Walter, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Edition 5, Garland Science (2007)

  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)

  3. Robert Lanza Essentials of Stem Cell Biology, Academic Press, 2005

Course Credit Options

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