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bio225 - Basics in Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Genetics (Complete module description)
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Module label Basics in Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Genetics
Modulkürzel bio225
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Basismodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Basismodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Koch, Karl-Wilhelm (Module responsibility)
  • Claußen, Maike (Module counselling)
  • Winklhofer, Michael (Module counselling)
  • Claußen, Maike (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Koch, Karl-Wilhelm (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Winklhofer, Michael (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module

++ biological knowledge

+ knowledge of biological working methods

++ biologically relevant knowledge in the natural sciences and mathematics

+ abstract, logical, analytical thinking

+ deepened expertise in biological specialist field

+ independent learning and (research-based) working

Module contents

Overview of structure, function and biosynthesis of the major classes of substances and metabolic processes, structure and function of carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids; biological membranes and transmembrane transport; cell structure, structure and function of organelles, protein synthesis and post-translational modification; intracellular transport processes, messenger substances and cellular communication, cell division and controlled cell death. Introduction in pathogens, cell biology of bacterial and viral infection, innate and aquired immune system.

  • Molecular basis of genetics
  • DNA replication
  • Cell division Mitosis and meiosis
  • Transcription
  • The genetic code
  • Translation
  • Regulation of gene expression
  • Mutation and DNA repair
  • Mendelian genetics and formal genetics
  • Analysis of pedigrees
  • Sex chromosome-linked inheritance
  • Genome organization

Allgemeine Lehrbücher der Biochemie, z. B.: Biochemie, Müller-Esterl Biochemie, Lubert Stryer Lehninger Prinzipien der Biochemie, David L. Nelson und Michael M. Cox Principles of Bioche-mistry, Horton et al. Zellbiologie: Zellbiologie, Helmit Plattner und Joachim Hentschel Molekulare Zellbiologie, Gerald Karp Molekularbiologie der Zelle, Bruce Alberts

Purves Biologie, Springer Verlag, neueste Auflage; Campbell Biologie, Person Verlag neueste Auflage; Molekulare Genetik, Thieme Verlag, neueste Auflage

Molekularbiologie der Zelle, Wiley/VCH, neueste Auflage
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 2 Semester
Module frequency WiSe und SoSe
Module capacity unlimited ()
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Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
End of winter semester: written exam in biochemistry and cell biology, end of summer semester: written exam in genetics, follow-up exams at the beginning of the following semesters.

2 examinations:

1 written exam in biochemistry and cell biology (2/3*100%)

1 written exam on genetics (1/3*100%)
Form of instruction Lecture
Der Teil Biochemie und Zellbiologie wird im Wintersemester und der Teil Genetik in der zweiten Hälfte des Sommersemesters angeboten.
Frequency SoSe und WiSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 84 h ()