mar530 - Main Module Ecophysiology of prokaryotes (Complete module description)

mar530 - Main Module Ecophysiology of prokaryotes (Complete module description)

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Module label Main Module Ecophysiology of prokaryotes
Modulkürzel mar530
Credit points 12.0 KP
Workload 360 h
Institute directory Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Microbiology (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Könneke, Martin (module responsibility)
  • Engelen, Bert (Module counselling)
  • der Mikrobiologie, Lehrende (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Prerequisites
Skills to be acquired in this module
The aim of the module "Ecophysiology of prokaryotes" is to impart in-depth knowledge on the metabolism and physiology of microorganisms and train students in practical skills to measure physiological parameters. 
After completion of the module, students can
- contribute to current scientific projects (under guidance)
- know modern analytical techniques
- know and understand recent scientific literature
- can write scientific reports, present their results and discuss them
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.
Literaturempfehlungen
will be announced
Links
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency annual
Module capacity unlimited
Type of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Module level AC (Aufbaucurriculum / Composition)
Teaching/Learning method Block course, 4 weeks, seminar and laboratory work
Previous knowledge Lecture: Physiology and diversity of prokaryotes; recommended: Sediment microbiology
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Seminar 2 WiSe 28
Exercises 8 WiSe 112
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 140 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
Announced during the course.

One assessments of examination:
Portfolio: Written protocol (100%) and contribution to the seminar (seminar presentation, no mark)

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.