MBIO - Master of Biology

MBIO-0000 Induction

Introductory course to university life. Based on specific lectures given by the different departments of the University, students come into contact with University activities and the opportunities available during their studies in the institution.

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Restrepo Restrepo Silvia

MBIO-1100 Biologia Celular-Teoría

This is a theoretical and practical course to help students understand the fundamentals and basics of cellular systems organization and cellular processes. These topics will be enshrined in the new tendencies of modern biology. This context will allow students to explore cellular structure and biomolecules. The course will cover typical processes such as energy flow, transport across cell membranes and intracellular transport. Students will also study signal transduction, cell signaling, cell division and metabolism. This material will be covered within the evolutionary and historical process of cellular biology, with an emphasis on molecular biology and its applications in biotechnology.

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MBIO-1101 Biologia Celular-Laboratorio

The objective of this practical course is to provide students with tools for the basic understanding and study of cell functions from standpoints ranging from molecular components to interactions between cells and the environment. These laboratory practices start students out in the management of biological procedures and techniques that familiarize them with live cells, which is useful for application throughout their training and practice. Students hand in reports throughout the semester, enabling them to become familiar with the writing and presentation of topics of biological interest.

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Rendon Ramos Lina

MBIO-1280A MBIO 1280A

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MBIO-1282B MBIO 1282B

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MBIO-1580B Science Fiction or Reality

This course enables students who are interested in scientific activity to learn about the latest discoveries in the area of Science with emphasis on Biological Sciences and the state of the art tendencies in fields such as biology, biochemistry, microbiology and medicine. This is meant to give students the chance to become familiar with current events relating to scientific discoveries that play a role in the development and progress of man kind, especially on the level of biological sciences, in general, and biology, microbiology and biomedical sciences, in particular.

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3

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Delgado Peñafan Maria

MBIO-2100 Bioquímica - Teoría

Biochemistry includes the entire molecular basis of processes that take place in living beings. Under this perspective, it is immediately perceived that none of the areas in science involving life can escape the frontiers of this sphere of knowledge. In this order of ideas, the course of General Biochemistry attempts to provide a view of the basic concepts of the discipline in order for students to understand the rules of the molecular logic of cells, and recognize the structural basis of biomolecules, enzymatic catalysis and its relationship with bioenergetics. This is expected to provide students with an understanding of the central routes of metabolism, leading the concept to a metabolic integration focused on the interrelationship between the different processes of degradation and synthesis that constitute biochemical routes.

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Uribe Ardila Jesus

MBIO-2101 Bioquímica - Laboratorio

The course of Biochemistry Laboratory is meant to develop different methodological skills and learn the fundamentals of the different procedures used in the research of the metabolic area. The final result is the change in concept from theoretic biochemistry to empirical biochemistry.

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Uribe Ardila Jesus

MBIO-2102 Biología Molecular - Teoría

The impact of molecular biology on modern biology has led to the manipulation of molecules and, as a result, the accelerated development of new fields such as genetic engineering and biotechnology. The course covers the basic aspects regarding molecular biology and familiarizes students with biomolecular structure. It teaches how, starting with basic sciences such as physics, chemistry and biology, you can explore new frontiers of knowledge and take advantage of the properties, capacities and structure of molecules that make up living beings, to obtain highly functional products resulting in the so called biological revolution.

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3

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Jaramillo Henao Carlos

MBIO-2102C MBIO 2102C

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MBIO-2103 Biología Molecular - Laboratorio

The objective of this practical course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the processes and procedures employed in a molecular biology laboratory to support the theoretic component of the class. These practices familiarize students with the fundamentals and the performance of widely used procedures in applied molecular biology, such as the study of nucleic acids, PCR and electrophoresis. As a part of the course, there is an introduction to the understanding and uses of some of the basic tools used in the field of bioinformatics.

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MBIO-2300 Bacteriología - Teoría

General Bacteriology is a thematic course whose main objective is to familiarize students with the world of bacteriology, covering different topics such as taxonomy, structure, physiology and genetics, among others. In addition, it studies the main bacterial genera involved in the industrial, biotechnological, clinical and environmental fields, in order to provide students starting out in the program of microbiology with a full panorama of the different fields of research and work with bacteria.

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3

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Vanegas Lopez Maria

MBIO-2301 Bacteriología - Laboratorio

The General Bacteriology Laboratory is a practical course, in which students are trained to isolate and identify bacteria based on different sources such as environmental samples, human microbiota and waters, among others. In addition, students conduct tests with antibiotics and antimicrobials, as well as experiments with microbial ecology. This is how the course provides students with a practical understanding and simple, useful tools that can be applied for different purposes.

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Ossa Canencio Juliana

MBIO-2302 Biología de Hongos - Teoría

The objective of this theoretic course is to familiarize students with the basic understanding required to delve into the different branches of the field of applied mycology (medical, industrial, environmental) in advanced courses of physiology, ecology, molecular biology and fungal genetics, and in courses that require a basic understanding of mycology as a phytopathology, soil microbiology, environmental microbiology, by means of classes in which students are to participate, review articles, present projects and make a poster at the end of the course.

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MBIO-2303 Biología de Hongos - Laboratorio

The main objective of this Laboratory is to develop students’ kills in handling, isolating, collecting and determining macro and microscopic fungus using basic techniques that are typical of mycology laboratories.

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Calderon Mendoza Leidy

MBIO-2304 Parasitología - Teoría

This course is designed to provide a general view of the biological, pathological and epidemiological characteristics of the different parasitoses treated. In addition, it provides an understanding of the control and prevention of the different parasitoses that affect man and animals. Furthermore, the course constitutes the first step into specific areas such as: helminthology, entomology and protozoology.

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Marinkelle Cornelis

MBIO-2305 Parasitología - Laboratorio

 Laboratory practice aims to provide an understanding of the relevant biological characteristics to study and identify the parasites of man and animals. In particular, it studies the areas of helminthology, protozoology and entomology. In order to do so, students carry out microscopic and macroscopic observations to learn and relate the morphology of the different stages of development of parasites. This is done taking into account the physiological, behavioral and pathological aspects of each organism and group studied.

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MBIO-2306 Virología - Teoría

This is a theoretic course that introduces students to the fundamental aspects in the field of virology. Topics include structural characteristics, morphological aspects, the physicochemical properties of DNA AND RNA VIRUSES, as well as the classification and description of certain important viral families in clinical and phytopathological aspects, as well as other fields of research. It covers basic concepts relating to particles that are similar to viruses (e.g. viroids, virusoids, satellites) and the differences between viruses and viral particles.

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3

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Mendez Rico Jairo

MBIO-2307 Virología - Laboratorio

The fundamentals studied in theory will be put into practice in the laboratory. The course familiarizes students with the biology and the molecular biology of viruses, facilitating an understanding of the phenomena involved in the replication process of different types of bacteriophages and enables them to become familiar with the infection mechanisms of viral pathogeneses.

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Hernandez Roldan Alejandra

MBIO-2310 MBIO-2310

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MBIO-2400 Bioestadística - Teoría

The objective of this course is to provide students with the current biostatistical techniques, procedures and methodologies, for the planning, handling and processing of numeric information resulting from biological experiments or observations of nature, which have been suggested by the researchers of biological sciences in order to provide a solution for problems associated with an area of basic or applied biology.

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Crawford Andrew

MBIO-2401 Bioestadística - Laboratorio

This course provides students with tools to strengthen and apply the modern biostatistical procedures and methods studied in the theoretic class by means of exercises applied on biological sciences. Stress is placed on the use of computers and their corresponding statistical software to handle all kinds of information generated by biological research.

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Paz Velez Andrea

MBIO-2500 Inmunología - Teoría

This course studies the basic aspects relating to the principles of immunity and the mechanisms of action of this system in human beings, based on animal models. During the course, students are presented with the methods used in basic immunology to determine the status of an individual.

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Jaramillo Henao Carlos

MBIO-2501 Inmunología - Laboratorio

Students acquire skills and abilities in handling the different immunological techniques used on the research and clinical levels. The course applies conventional techniques to detect immune responses. It also presents students with non-conventional techniques to deal with research projects as required.

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Peñaranda Natalia

MBIO-3100 Biología Celular y Molecular de Procariotas - Teoría

Cellular and Molecular Biology of Prokaryotes is one of the mandatory courses of the concentration in the molecular and cellular line of the Biology and Microbiology Program. Therefore, it is designed to integrate the knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, cellular biology and physiological microbiology in prokaryotes. The main objective of the course is to familiarize students in depth with the molecular and cellular level of the mechanisms involved in the replication of chromosomal as well as plasmid genetic material, in the mechanisms of recombination and reparation, and interrelate this understanding with the synthesis of proteins and the transport of proteins to their final environment for the biosynthesis of structures such as membrane, flagella, etc. Operon type positive and negative regulators and the cell differentiation system, particularly sporulation, are analyzed in detail along with horizontal transfer mechanisms and their implications on variability.

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MBIO-3101 Biología Celular y Molecular de Procariotas - Laboratorio

The objective of the Cellular and Molecular Biology of Prokaryotes Laboratory is to put the knowledge acquired by students in the theoretic part of the class into practice. General protocols of molecular biology (sequencing-restriction), induction and differentiation are implemented in the sporulation process and horizontal gene transfer mechanisms (conjugation, transformation, transduction).

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Lozano Ardila Lucia

MBIO-3105 Genética Forense

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MBIO-3502 Microbiología Medica-Teoría

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MBIO-3503 Microbiología Medica-Laboratorio

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MBIO-3513 Genómica y Bioinformática

This course is aimed at introducing students to the basic techniques of bioinformatics: database searching, sequence alignments, phylogenetic analysis, primer design and modeling and visualization of three-dimensional structures of proteins. By knowing these techniques, the student will be able to understand and design genomic and met genomics projects.

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MBIO-3518 Developing the Creative Organization

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MBIO-3600 Fitopatología - Teoría

Plants are the main food source on which man and animals depend, either directly or indirectly. Similarly, they are an important source of raw materials for different industries. Fruit farming and flower growing has been an example of agro industrial development in Colombia in recent years, becoming an important line of export. Therefore, the study of the diseases caused by different types of microorganisms that affect different crops, reducing their output, is of great importance. The objective of this course is to train students to work in the field of diagnosing, controlling and researching plant diseases.

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MBIO-3601 Fitopatología - Laboratorio

The objective of this course is to provide students with an introduction on how to recognize signs and symptoms of microbial diseases in plants, as well as the proper processing of samples to isolate significant phytopathogens in agriculture in order to diagnose, handle and control phytosanitary problems. Practices will apply the procedures to process vegetable matter as well as isolate and identify phytopathogens.

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Antolinez Delgado Carlos

MBIO-3602 Microbiología de Alimentos - Teoría

Theoretic course in which students are trained to deal with different situations in the industry, regarding process control, quality management and quality assurance of foods, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. In addition, the course covers the different agents that cause food transmitted diseases and their impact on public health.

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Vanegas Lopez Maria

MBIO-3603 Sustainable Business Models –

Practical course whose objective is to train students in the different techniques used to evaluate the presence of indicator, deteriorative or pathogen microorganisms involved in food quality and innocuousness, and develop students’ ability to analyze and interpret results, which is fundamental in decision making as regards processes on the industrial levels.

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MBIO-3604 Microbiología Ambiental - Teoría

This course studies the interactions between microorganisms and their environment (water, soil, air, plants) as well as the role of these interactions toward biotechnological bioprospection. It has been divided into four modules: One based on diversity and biotechnology. The second and third modules are based on the role of microorganisms in the cycles of the elements and their application in the biodegradation and biotransformation of xenobiotic and recalcitrant compounds. Finally, the fourth module is focused on the usefulness of microorganisms as biofertilizers and biological control agents.

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Dussan Garzon Jenny

MBIO-3605 Microbiología Ambiental - Laboratorio

The objective of the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory is to develop analytical capacity as regards the possible results obtained. Practices are focused on microbial diversity, land-farming bioremediation processes, the degradation of aromatic compounds, heavy metal resistance (biosensors) and biological control.

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Ramirez Guerrero Diego

MBIO-3608 Biodeterioro Objetos de Arte

Show students the relationship between biology and the deterioration of objects that constitute the cultural heritage of nations. Give the student an overview of the causes and effects of deterioration in these objects, as well as possible prevention and treatment. Biodeterioration Art Objects

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MBIO-3912 Inscripción Proyecto de Grado (IPG)

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Restrepo Restrepo Silvia

MBIO-3913 Trabajo de Grado/ Monografía/ Pasantía (TG/M/P)

The subject Inscription Project Grade BIOL 3906 proposed by the student is developed in this course. The Graduation Project is carried out under a scientific committee tutorial where the student executes a scientific task based upon his/her project. This final project should be submitted in writing. (Manuscript format of scientific type) and give room for a public presentation. The Grade Internship is guided as a student formation complement based upon field experience and through enterprise, institutes and/or laboratories dynamic participation. Access to these programs could be granted through published offers by CTP or through students self management. Monograph is an investigation based upon scientific literature carried out under the supervision of one or two tutors. Work results should be submitted in writing (manuscript format of scientific type) giving room for a public presentation.

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Restrepo Restrepo Silvia

MBIO-3914 Seminario de Microbiología

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MBIO-3915 Colecciones Microbiológicas

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MBIO-3918 Inscripción Proyecto de Grado

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MBIO-3919 Trabajo de Grado

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MBIO-3991 Practica Profesional

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Vanegas Lopez Maria

MBIO-3992 Practica Profesional

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Restrepo Restrepo Silvia

MBIO-3993 Practica de Grado

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