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Course BIO-BTE-01B-K-5

Pharmacologically active natural compounds/Drug Discovery and Development/ (2S, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 S Reading course 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2S) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [BIO-BTE] Molecular Biotechnology and Systems Biology
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: continuous and active participation in the courses
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.


− The students will hear introductory and summary lectures about the following topics: drug discovery and development from natural sources, screening systems, ADME, toxicology, recent developments in the identification of cellular targets and signal transduction pathways involved in the regulation of disease relevant genes and their therapeutic intervention

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Professional competence:

− Understanding the molecular basis of signal transduction and gene regulation in eukaryotic cells, mode of action of natural inhibitors of the cell cycle, cellular signaling pathways with particular reference to inflammation, allergy and cancer.

− Exploration and evaluation of new targets and novel principles for a rational development of therapeutically advantageous new agents and understanding methodological approaches used.

Methodological competence: ---

Social competence:

− Learning to discuss scientific issues with other students and the teacher and explaining complex concepts.

− Learning to simplify complicated topics and ideas and to identify their key aspects.


− Acquirement of scientific knowledge by self-responsible reading of English research literature, and identifying points that require further explanation.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

On successfully completing the module students will be able to…

− improve their knowledge in the field of drug discovery and development; drug targets, ADMET.

− read and understand specialist English literature (research papers and reviews).


Original literature will be provided at or prior to the beginning of the course


Original literature and lecture slides will be provided at or prior to the beginning of the course

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Bachelor-grade knowledge in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics

Requirements for attendance (formal)

Admission to the Master Program ‘Biology’ or Master ‘Toxicology’ [CHE-88.846-SG]

References to Course [BIO-BTE-01B-K-5]

Module Name Context
[CHE-MaTox-WM-203-M-6] Wahlpflichtmodul 2: Molekulare Biotechnologie P: Obligatory 2S, 3.0 LP
Course-Pool Name
[BIO-LR_all-KPOOL-5] Lecture & Reading Course - all
[BIO-LR_MPBiotech-KPOOL-5] Lecture & Reading Course: MPBiotech