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bio600 - Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology (Complete module description)
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Module label Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
Module code bio600
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
Responsible persons
Neidhardt, John (Module responsibility)
Koch, Karl-Wilhelm (Module counselling)
Thedieck, Kathrin (Module counselling)
BSc (Biology, Biochemistry)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Addressing students with an emphasis on molecular biology, molecular genetics, cell biology, and neurobiology
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.
Module contents
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.
Reader's advisory
Textbooks of Cell Biology and Human Genetics
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 28
6 84
2 28
Total time of attendance for the module 140 h
Examination Time of examination 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.