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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 code 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 (Authorized examiners)
Lecture: Microbial Physiology and Diversity, recommended: Sediment Microbiology
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.
Reader's advisory
will be announced
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
12 CP | SE; PR | 1. FS | Cypionka
Modullevel / module level
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Block course, 4 weeks, seminar and laboratory work
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Lecture: Physiology and diversity of prokaryotes; recommended: Sediment microbiology
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 28
Practical training
8 112
Total time of attendance for the module 140 h
Examination Time of examination 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.)