mar550 - Profile Module Physiology of bacteria (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)

mar550 - Profile Module Physiology of bacteria (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)

Originalfassung Englisch PDF Download
Modulbezeichnung Profile Module Physiology of bacteria
Modulkürzel mar550
Kreditpunkte 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Einrichtungsverzeichnis Institut für Chemie und Biologie des Meeres (ICBM)
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master Microbiology (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Könneke, Martin (Modulverantwortung)
  • Engelen, Bert (Modulberatung)

The students know how to
- cultivate bacteria and generate pure cultures
- determine growth curves by photometry and counting
- prepare and use washed cell suspensions for experiments
- measure bacterial activity
- use a microscope and take digital microphotographs
- quantify and analyze energy metabolism and fundamental physiological processes
present and discuss scientific results
write a scientific protocol


The course starts with an introductory seminar every morning. Then, several experiments will be done over two day’s round robin. Different physiological processes are analyzed using various techniques, e.g. investigation of microbial growth under oxic and anoxic conditions, determination of protein contents and measurement of substrate turnover rates.

will be announced
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul annual
Aufnahmekapazität Modul unbegrenzt
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Modullevel AC (Aufbaucurriculum / Composition)
Lehr-/Lernform Block course, 2 weeks; practical course (4 SPPW) and seminar (1 SPPW)
Vorkenntnisse Lecture: Physiology and diversity of prokaryotes
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenz
Seminar 1 WiSe 14
Übung 4 WiSe 56
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 70 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
Will be announced during the course

One assessment of examination:
Protocol (100 %), 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 of the course supervisor.