Official course description: Biocore 383 deals with various aspects of life at the cellular and molecular levels. The course begins with an introduction to cells, membranes, and macromolecules, and then goes on to discuss the flow of energy in cells, considering how cells obtain, store, and use energy. Following the first unit on basic metabolism, the course continues into molecular genetics. The second unit focuses on the flow of biological information in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, including the storage, transmission, and expression of genetic information. The course then concludes with a unit on signal transduction, focusing especially on the importance of receptor-ligand interactions, cell signaling, cell motility, the regulation of the cell cycle, and cancer.