Content – Aim of the course
The first book on cell entitled The Cell in Development and Inheritance was published in 1896 by the American embryologist E.E. Wilson. Since then, there has been remarkable progress in biological sciences, which has also allowed the in-depth study of several important aspects of cell biology and the understanding of cell as a basic functional and reproductive unit of life. The course aims to give a concise presentation of the basic principles of cell biology, incorporating, wherever possible, recent findings and discoveries. It provides the necessary background for the understanding at the molecular level of how the cell functions, produces and uses energy, maintains its structure, interacts with the environment, reproduces and finally dies.