Key competence module: "Methods course: biochemistry and biophysics" (6 C, 10 WLH) [M.Bio.167]

Learning outcome, core skills: Molecular biochemistry and biophysics of different classes of biomolecules, modern biophysical methods for analysis of biomolecules

Handling of state of the art equipment, critical dealing with current biochemical topics, detailed analysis of experiments and their presentation

Examination requirements: knowledge of the biochemical and analytical methods from this course

Methods course: "Structural Biochemistry" (10 WLH)
Content: Biochemical analysis of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids using photometric assays, electrophoresis, thin layer chromatography as well as fully automated analysis tools (HPLC/GC/GCMS). Spectroscopy of biomolecules (fluorescence, FT-IR, CD, UV/Vis), modern microscopy techniques (optical microscopy, scanning probe techniques), functional analysis of different membrane protein classes

Examination: protocol (max. 10 pages)
Prerequisite for examination: regular participation in methods course, submission of all protocols in time

Selection options

Admission requirements
M.Bio.106, M.Bio.108 or M.Bio.157;
can't be combined with M.Bio.107

Recommended previous knowledge

Number of repeat examinations permitted

Module applicable in the following degree programmes
MSc Microbiology and Biochemistry

Course frequency
each summer semester

1 semester


Maximum number of students

180 h (140/40 h, Attendance time/Self-study time)

Person responsible for module
Prof. Dr. Ivo Feußner