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Module BIO-TM5-M-5

Theoriemodul 5: Theorie - Lecture ‚Modern Methods in Biology‘ (M, 6.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
BIO-TM5-M-5 Theoriemodul 5: Theorie - Lecture ‚Modern Methods in Biology‘ 6.0 CP (180 h)

Basedata

Courses

Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Module-Part
Presence-Time /
Self-Study
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V BIO-BIO-04-K-5
Modern Methods in Biology (TM5a)
P 28 h 62 h
TEILN
- PL1 3.0 WiSe
2V BIO-ZBI-13-K-5
Modern Methods in Biology (TM5b)
P 28 h 62 h
TEILN
- PL2 3.0 SuSe
  • About [BIO-BIO-04-K-5]: Title: "Modern Methods in Biology (TM5a)"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h
  • About [BIO-BIO-04-K-5]: The study achievement "[TEILN] continuous and active participation in the courses" must be obtained.
  • About [BIO-ZBI-13-K-5]: Title: "Modern Methods in Biology (TM5b)"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h
  • About [BIO-ZBI-13-K-5]: The study achievement "[TEILN] continuous and active participation in the courses" must be obtained.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (90-120 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each winter semester

Examination achievement PL2

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (90-120 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each summer semester

Evaluation of grades

All partial module examinations have to be passed. The module grade is the arithmetic mean of all partial examination grades.


Contents

− This team-taught lecture provides an overview of a range of up-to-date methods that are currently used in the groups that are involved in the Master program.

− Each of the methods are presented by expert teachers (research assistants, junior professors and professors) who have worked with them in their groups. After introduction into the theoretical background and the principle of the methods, the teachers describe their implementation, enabling the students to use them in their future practicals and research work.

− The lecture also increases the capability of the students to connect research topics with the appropriate methodological approaches, and deepen their problem-solving scientific abilities.

Current Topics:

− Smart PCR applications, new sequencing technologies

− Synthetic (micro)biology

− Gene expression and promoter analysis

− Deciphering bacterial gene function and gene regulation

− Knock-out, knock-down mutagenesis in mice and animals

− Proteomics workflow

− Analysis of protein function

− Heterologous protein expression systems: E. coli, yeast and Xenopus oocytes

− Enzyme and metabolite analyses

− Immunochemical methods

− Protein-protein interactions

− Biophysical methods for protein analysis

− Scanning electron microscopy

− Fluorescent in situ hybridization

− This team-taught lecture provides an overview of a range of up-to-date methods that are currently used in the groups that are involved in the Master program.

− Each of the methods are presented by expert teachers (research assistants, junior professors and professors) who have worked with them in their groups. After introduction into the theoretical background and the principle of the methods, the teachers describe their implementation, enabling the students to use them in their future practicals and research work.

− The lecture also increases the capability of the students to connect research topics with the appropriate methodological approaches, and deepen their problem-solving scientific abilities.

Current Topics:

− Smart PCR applications, new sequencing technologies

− Synthetic (micro)biology

− Gene expression and promoter analysis

− Deciphering bacterial gene function and gene regulation

− Knock-out, knock-down mutagenesis in mice and animals

− Proteomics workflow

− Analysis of protein function

− Heterologous protein expression systems: E. coli, yeast and Xenopus oocytes

− Enzyme and metabolite analyses

− Immunochemical methods

− Protein-protein interactions

− Biophysical methods for protein analysis

− Scanning electron microscopy

− Fluorescent in situ hybridization

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Professional competence:

− Learning the principles of modern methods used in biological sciences, and their possible applications.

Methodological competence:

− Ability to define criteria for choosing an appropriate method for the scientific prob?lem to be solved

Social competence: ---

Self-competence: ---

Intended Learning Outcomes:

On successfully completing the module students will be able to…

  • understand and to explain the principles of modern methods in biology.
  • identify methods are appropriate to solve experimental problems.

Literature

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Materials

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Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

Bachelor-grade knowledge in biology

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)

Admission to the Master Program ‘Biology’

References to Module / Module Number [BIO-TM5-M-5]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[BIO-88.Z10-SG] M.Sc. Biology [Compulsory Modules] Compulsory theoretical modules [P] Compulsory