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bio605 - Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology (Complete module description)
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Module label Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
Modulkürzel bio605
Credit points 12.0 KP
Workload 360 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master's Programme Molecular Biomedicine (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master's Programme Neuroscience (Master) > Background Modules
Zuständige Personen
Neidhardt, John (Module responsibility)
Neidhardt, John (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Koch, Karl-Wilhelm (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Jüschke, Christoph (Prüfungsberechtigt)
BSc (Biologie, Biochemie)
Skills to be acquired in this module
++ deepened biological expertise
++ deepened knowledge of biological working methods
+ data analysis skills
++ interdisciplinary thinking
+ critical and analytical thinking
+ independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
+ data presentation and discussion (E) (written and spoken)
+ teamwork
+ ethics and professional behaviour
+ project and time management

Addressing students with an emphasis on molecular biology, molecular genetics, cell biology, and neurobiology
Module contents
Lecture: To improve knowledge in molecular genetics, molecular biology and cell biology in correlation with human diseases. Exercise: Learn to transfer the theoretical knowledge to experiments. Gaining methodological knowledge in molecular genetics, cell biology and therapeutic approaches. Initial training on how to perform research projects. Subjects of the lecture and seminar: Molecular bases of neurodegenerative diseases, structure and function of DNA/RNA/proteins/membranes, cytoskeleton, cell cycle, programmed cell death, cells in the social structure. Exercises: Learning current methods of molecular biology and human genetics; high throughput technologies, introduction to cell cultivation techniques.
Textbooks of Cell Biology
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity 15
Reference text
associated with bio900
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Zellbiologische Grundkenntnisse, Genetik, Biochemie
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 WiSe 28
Seminar 1 WiSe 14
Exercises 5 WiSe 70
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 112 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
written examination (70 %), paper(s) presentation 30 %;
not graded: signed lab protocols,
regular active participation is required for the module to be passed.