The block will introduce lipid metabolism and the biochemical roles of cell membranes and cell transport systems. Integration of metabolic pathways will be highlighted. This block furthermore introduces molecular transmission of the genetic information including DNA replication and transcription, translation, DNA repair and recombination, and regulation of gene expression. In addition, recombinant DNA techniques, the eukaryotic cell cycle and apoptosis will be discussed. A few relevant topics are supplemented with clinical correlates. 2.5 credits.