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bio736 - Evolutionary Transcriptomics (Complete module description)
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Module label Evolutionary Transcriptomics
Module code bio736
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Faculty/Institute Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
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  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) >
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) >
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Skills to be acquired in this module

+ deepened biological expertise
++ deepened knowledge of biological working methods
++ data analysis skills; ++ critical and analytical thinking
+ independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
++ data presentation and discussion in English (written and spoken)
++ statistics & scientific programming
Module contents
Lecture: Gene expression represents the first step of the translation of genomic information into a phenotype. This phenotype is of broad interest in all disciplines of biology. Gene expression data can reveal how genetic changes at single genes manifest phenotypically and how gene expression is regulated. The same data can also explain differences in life history and adaptation to different environments. Different perspectives can be understood by studying mechanisms of gene regulation as well as broad scale transcriptomics analyses.
Exercise: We will generate and analyze gene expression data during the course including wet lab and computational methods. Practicals include the analysis of single-gene expression data as well as RNAseq data representing complete transcriptomes.
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Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity 12
Reference text
associated with bio733: Evolutionary Biology Population Genetics (recommended)
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Grundkenntnisse Evolutionsbiologie
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 1.00 WiSe 14 h
Exercises 3.00 WiSe 42 h
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
portfolio (60%)
presentaton (40%)