Dear Students,

The 1st Semester of 2020/2021 academic year is organised in the form of a hybrid education (involving both in person and online courses) at Semmelweis University.
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Topic list

Biology I (GYKGEN109E1A and GYKGEN109G1A) for Pharmacy Students
2020/21 Academic year - 1st semester

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Monday 8:00 – 9:40
Green Lecture Hall (NET building)



Labs: L13, 14, 15, 16 (NET building)

1st week

7 of September

Cell membrane: structure and function

1st week

7-11 of September

The light microscope (LM) in use
ppt   doc

2nd week

14 of September

Structure and function of nucleus I
ppt   doc   doc

2nd week

14-18 of September

General view of the cell.
Light microscopic (LM) microtechnique
ppt   doc

3rd week

21 of September

 Structure and function of nucleus II
ppt   doc

3rd week

21-25 of September

Plasma membrane.
The electron microscope (EM). Electron microscopic microtechnique
ppt   doc

4th week

28 of September

Endoplasmic reticulum and the ribosomes

4th week

28 of September - 2 of October

Cell nucleus. Cyto(histo)chemistry
ppt   doc

5th week

5 of October

Golgi complex, secretion and protein transport

5th week

5-9 of October

Midterm I. (written)

6th week

12 of October

Lysosomes, endocytosis, vesicular transport

6th week

12-16 of October

 Endoplasmic reticulum

7th week

19 of October

Cytoskeleton and cellular movement

7th week

19-22 of October

Golgi complex. Immunhistochemistry
ppt   ppt   doc

8th week

27 of October

Cell adhesion, cell junctions

8th week

26-30 of October


9th weeek

2 of November

Structure and function of mitochondria and peroxisomes

9th weeek

2-6 of November

Endocytosis and lysosomes 

10th week

9 of November

Extracellular regulation of cells,
signal transduction I.

10th week

9-13 of November

Cell and tissue culture
ppt   doc

11th week

16 of November

Extracellular regulation of cells,
signal transduction II.

11th week

16-21 of November

Cell surface differentiation,

12th week

23 of November

Cell cycle and its regulation I.

12th week

23-27 of November

Store and supply of energy. Mitochondria. Peroxisome

13th week

30 of November

Cell cycle and its regulation II.

13th week

30 November - 4 of December

Midterm II. (written)

14th week

7 of December

 Cellular aging and
programmed cell death (apoptosis)

14th week

7-11 of December

Cell death (necrosis and apoptosis)



Course information


General information

Prerequisite subject: -
Credits: 2+2
Exam: written test in the exam period.


Biology is given in two semesters for students of Pharmacy. Biology I covers Cell Biology and Biology II covers Basic Human Genetics.

Claims for exemptions are only considered if handed or emailed to Dr. Orsolya Lang (tutor) not later than 11th of September.

Biology I has theoretical (lecture - GYGENBILE1A) and laboratory (practice GYGENBILG1A)

Students must attend 75% of practices. More than three absences of ANY REASON during a semester invalidate the semester. Those student who have been should contact with English secretariat. (Please read carefully the further regulation Compulsory safety regulations →)  A notebook for notes and drawings, and colored pencils are needed in practices.

Remember the exact time of lectures and practices, don't be late for them. Being late (10 or more minutes) from practice is considered as an absence.

All the belongings in the Labs (Practice Rooms) should be handled with care. Any disappearance or harm in them should be paid by the groups working in the same room.

In the first semester you have two written midterm exams: on the 5th and 13th week during the practice. On midterms both practice and theory knowledge will be tested. Absence from the midterm is considered as absence from the practice. At the end of the semester your performance will be evaluated by a practice grade. Requirements of practice signature and grade are: not more than three absences from the practices and the average of midterms has to be minimum 2.0. Requirement of lecture signature is: practice grade. In the case of midterm failure you will have chance for retake it at the end of semester, and if it is needed a very last chance at the beginning of examination period. No opportunity to improve midterm or practice grades (Grade 2-5). You may have written tests, too.

In the examination period you have to take a semifinal exam (kollokvium). Biology I semifinal will be written test (multiple choice, essay, drawings etc.) covering practice and theory part of the subject.

Online registration for the exam will be in the second part of November. Students have three chances to give an exam. Failed exam can be repeated after 1 day with new registration. In the examination period there are voluntary consultations.

On the homepage of the Department ( information can be found: eg. slides of lectures, practices, summary of topics not found in the book, description of cytological methods, detailed topic list for midterms and exam.


Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Edit Buzás -- room 717 (7th floor, NET building)
Tutor: Dr. Orsolya Láng - room 719 (7th floor, NET building)


Needed textbook (in the first semester):
Alberts et al.: Essential Cell Biology. Garland Science/Taylor & Francis Group Publ. 2013. (4th edition, ISBN: 9780815344544)

Recommended textbook:
Alberts et al.: Molecular Biology of the Cell. Garland Science/Taylor & Francis Group Publ.  (4th ot 5th edition)

Books are available at Medicina Könyvesbolt, Address: 1091 Budapest, Üllői út 91/A. 
Phone: 215-3786, 215-9618, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       















The user name and password are published in the NEPTUN.

Deputy Chairman:
Dr. SZALAI, Csaba
+36 1 210 2930 / 56236

Course coordinators:
Cell Science / Biology:

Dr. LÁNG, Orsolya
+36 1 210 2930 / 56251

Oct 16, 15:00-17:00
Register in advance for this meeting: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Dr. HOLUB, Marianna
+36 1 210 2930 / 56234

Genetics and Genomics:
Dr. HEGYESI, Hargita
+36 1 210 2930 / 56326

Academic (Neptun) administration:
L. DIBÓ, Szilvia
+36 20 825 9996

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