General Genetics

6 ECTS / Semester / Português

Objectives and competences

It is expected that the students expand and consolidate their knowledge on genetics. Students are oriented towards an improved insight of the importance of genetics to understand biological diversity, the complexity of relationship genotype-phenotype.  In a first contact with genetics laboratory, students practice some basic procedures as DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction and electrophoresis on agarose gel.


Teaching Methodologies

Lectures, exercises, seminars, laboratory work.



Introduction to molecular genetics
Heredity (Mendel and the multiple exceptions)
Open seminars (nutrigenetics; evolution; conservation)

DNA extraction and purification.
Physicochemical properties of DNA.
Polymerase Chain Reaction
DNA electrophoresis


Associate Professor
Célia Manaia has a background in Biochemistry and specialization in Microbiology. Her academic career includes a Bachelor and Doctoral degrees concluded at…
Carla Santos has a PhD in Biotechnology (with speciality in Environmental Science and Engineering) from Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Her…
Ph.D. in Biotechnology (specialty in Environmental Science and Engineering) from the Catholic University, Master in Molecular Microbiology from the University…