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Course BIO-ZBI-02-K-5

Cellular Biochemistry (S, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- S Reading course 3.0 CP 16 h 74 h
(S) 3.0 CP 16 h 74 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-ZBI] Cell 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, read research and review papers, and discuss together and with the teacher the following topics: Fundamentals of immunology. Aquired and innate immunity. Antibodies. Cells of the immune system. The complement system. Receptors of the immune system. Infection. Pathogens. Viruses, Bacteria and Pathogens. Allergy. The second week will focus on proteins. Topics include protein synthesis, modification, degradation and regulation and their role in biosignaling processes.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Professional competence:

− Gaining a broad overview of cutting edge research in regulation of cellular metabolites and their impact upon cellular physiology and function.

− To understand how metabolism may be affected by and or affect cell/organism function in disease contexts.

− Reading and interpreting current research papers and reviews about this topic, 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.

− Critical evaluation of current research data.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

On successfully completing the module students will be able to…

− improve their knowledge in the field of cellular biochemistry/immunology.

− read and understand an advanced English textbook.

− summarize and discuss the complex concepts of molecular genetics.


Lehninger: Principles of Biochemistry


Will be provided at or prior to the beginning of the course

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Bachelor-grade knowledge in cell biology, cellular biochemistry, molecular genetics

Requirements for attendance (formal)

Admission to the Master Program ‘Biology’

References to Course [BIO-ZBI-02-K-5]

Course-Pool Name
[BIO-LR_all-KPOOL-5] Lecture & Reading Course - all
[BIO-LR_MCB-KPOOL-5] Lecture & Reading Course: MCB