Primary courses


(5-6th term; lectures are read by Prof. V.Fedorenko, As. profs. D.Maksymiv, Ya.Ñhernyk and N.Holub ; practice by As. profs. D.Maksymiv, Ya.Tchernyk, L.Bodnar,N.Holub and assistants N.Matiytsiv and O. Shcherbakova.)


Chapter I. Introduction

1. Subject, main stages of genetics’ development and its significance

Chapter II. Heredity

2. Patterns of inheritance in monohybrid and polyhybrid crossings

3. Deviation from typical numeral correlation between progeny classes, reasons. Interrelations of nonallelic genes

4. Sexual genetics. Sex coherent trait inheritance.

5. Coherent inheritance of genes and crossingover

6. Cytoplasmic heredity

Chapter III. Genome organization

7. Main characteristics of genome organization and research methods

8. Procaryotic genome

9. Bacterial plasmids

10. Bacterial mobile genetic elements (MGE)

11. Bacteriophage genome

12. Eucaryotic genome

13. Eucaryotic mobile genetic elements

14. Eucaryotic viruses genome

15. Gene theory

16. Genes structure and functioning

Chapter IV. Variability

17. Ways of genetic recombination in prokaryotes and viruses

18. Ways of genetic recombination in eukaryotes

19. Molecular mechanisms of recombination

20. Main parameters of mutational and modificational variability

21. Chromosomal aberrations

22. Gene mutations

23. Induced mutational process

24. Reparation mechanisms

Chapter V. Genetic mechanisms of ontogenesis and evolutional process

25. Ontogenesis – realization of herediterially determined program of development

26. Population – the unit of evolutional process

27. Microevolution and genetic mechanisms of speciation

Chapter VI. Human genetics

28. Human – an object of genetic investigation

Chapter VII. Genetic engineering and selection

29. Genetic engineering

30. Genetic basis of selection

Developmental biology

(4th term; lectures are read by As. profs. D.Maksymiv, Ya.Ñhernyk and L.Bodnar; practice by As. prof. L.Bodnar and N.Matiytsiv)


1. Developmental biology subject and methods. Significance for modern biology and medicine

2. Cell proliferation. Mitosis. Merosis

3. Proembryonic development. Initial sexual cells

4. Proembryonic development. Spermogenesis

5. Proembryonic development. Oogenesis

6. Fertilization

7. Sex determination

8. Cell-division

9. Gastrulation

10. Early anamniotes development

11. Early amniotes development

12. Organogenesis

13. Organ growth and normal tissue organization sustenance

14. Cell differentiation mechanisms

15. Postembryonic development

16. Genetic and evolutional aspects of individual development

The Introduction to Biotechnology

(7th term; lectures are read by Prof. V.Fedorenko and As. prof.N.Holub; practice by As. prof.N.Holub and assistant N.Matiytsiv)


Chapter I. Introduction

1. Subject and significance of biotechnology

Chapter II. Industrial biotechnology

2. Industrial microorganisms

3. Metabolism regulation pattern application in industrial microorganisms engineering

4. Biotechnological industries

Chapter III. Engineering enzymology and imunobiotechnology

5. Obtaining and application of enzyme preparations

6. Imunobiotechnology

Chapter IV. Cell and gene engineering

7. Cell cultures and cell engineering

8. Enzymes of gene engineering. Nucleic acids in vitro manipulation

9. Vector DNA molecules. Recombinant DNA molecules engineering and selection

10. Gene expression in recombinant DNA molecules

11. Cell and gene engineering of industrial microorganisms

12. Gene engineering in plants

13. Gene engineering in animals and gene therapy

14. Biotechnological approaches to AIDS therapy

Problems of Modern Natural History

(5th term for students of philosophy faculty; lectures are read by As. prof. D.Maksymiv; practice by As. prof. D.Maksymiv)


1. Subject and significance of biology, its place amongst the other sciences

2. Main principles of living systems organization

3. Cell – elementary life unit

4. Organisms reproduction and individual development

5. The patterns of organisms inheritance and variation

6. Natural evolution