The course of Cell Biology and Physiology for engineers presents the cell as the elementary unit that constitutes all living organisms and assumes the functioning of those organisms. The course portrays at a molecular level the organization of cells, how cells and their components support physiological functions, how cells integrate within their microenvironment, and the fates of cells in several pathophysiological contexts. The course of Cell Biology and Physiology for engineers also documents technics allowing studying cells and how to manipulate cells and their components for biotechnological applications or therapeutic purposes.

The course is divided into 8 blocks:

  • The cell: the building block of all organisms
  • The nucleus and the genetic information
  • From genotype to phenotype
  • Structure and functions of proteins
  • Cells need the energy to achieve biological functions
  • Cells communicate with the environment and integrate signals
  • The cell cytoskeleton
  • Cell differentiation and cell fates

Two last blocks are dedicated to revisions and a written exam.