Core module "Cell biology" (12 C, 14 SWS) [M.Bio.303]

Learning outcome: Profound insights into the molecular organisation of cells, cell proliferation, differentiation and cell death as well as the mechanisms of cell communication. Understanding of techniques for the identification, analysis and manipulation of gene functions (e.g. genetic, transgenic und reverse genetic). Knowledge of relevant databases for the in silico sequence analyses.

Core skills: Planning and execution of molecular biological experiments on cultured cells. Practice of techniques for the establishment and culturing of cell lines. Critical analysis of results, scientific presentation and discussion of data. Use of data bases for molecular biological and cell biological research. Literature research und critical analysis of this literature.

Requirements for examination: Theoretical knowledge with respect to the topics of „Learning outcome“ and "Core skills": scientific presentation of gathered data in an oral presentation and in form of a publication.

Courses and examinations
1. Lecture: "Molecular cell biology" (2 SWS)
2. Seminar: "Topics in molecular cell biology" (1 SWS)
3. Methods course with tutorial: "Cell biology" (three days a week full time over five weeks; 11 SWS)

Prerequisites for examination:

  • oral presentation
  • protocols to the practical experiments
  • scientific presentation and discussion of results

  • Examination: written examination (90 minutes)

    Selection options

    Admission requirements
    Can´t be combined with key competence module M.Bio.343

    Number of repeat examinations permitted

    Module applicable in the following degree programmes
    M.Sc. Developmental, Neural, and Behavioral Biology
    M.Sc. Microbiology/Biochemistry
    M.Sc. Biodiversity

    Course frequency: Academic Term
    Each winter-semester

    One semester

    English; German in agreement with participants

    Maximum number of students

    Workload: 360 h (196/164 h, Attendance time/Self-study time)

    Person responsible for module
    Prof. Hoyer-Fender