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mar530 - Main Module Ecophysiology of anaerobes (Complete module description)
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Module label Main Module Ecophysiology of anaerobes
Module abbreviation mar530
Credit points 12.0 KP
Workload 360 h
Institute directory Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Microbiology (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
  • Könneke, Martin (module responsibility)
  • Engelen, Bert (Module counselling)
  • der Mikrobiologie, Lehrende (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module
The students can contribute to current scientific projects (under guidance). They know modern analytical techniques. They know and understand recent scientific literature. They can write scientific reports, present their results and discuss them in the public.
Module contents
“Ecophysiology of prokaryotes”: Projects derived from current scientific programs are carried out, typically in groups of two students guided by a senior scientist or PhD student. Typical project deal with: - Anaerobic processes - Molecular analysis of microbial communities - Sediment microbiology - Physiological experiments and activity measurements - Impact of viruses - Microscopic analysis of chemotaxis In the accompanying seminar, recent scientific studies in international journals are presented by the students. The results are summarized and discussed in a protocol fulfilling scientific level requirements.
Recommended reading
will be announced
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Module level
Type of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Teaching/Learning method Block course, 4 weeks, seminar and laboratory work
Previous knowledge Lecture: Physiology and diversity of prokaryotes; recommended: Sediment microbiology
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Seminar 2 28
Exercises 8 -- 112
Total module attendance time 140 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
Announced during the course.

One assessments of examination: Portfolio: Written protocol and contribution to the seminar (seminar presentation) Seminar presentation (no mark), written protocol (100%) Active participation (Active and documented participation in practical courses (labs, exercises, seminars, field trips) and courses. These include e.g. the delivery of exercises, writing a lab report or seminar presentations according to the advice or the course supervisor.)