bio846 - Lab Exercises in Development and Evolution

bio846 - Lab Exercises in Development and Evolution

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Modulbezeichnung Lab Exercises in Development and Evolution
Modulkürzel bio846
Kreditpunkte 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Einrichtungsverzeichnis Institut für Biologie und Umweltwissenschaften (IBU)
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master Biologie (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master Neuroscience (Master) > Background Modules
Zuständige Personen
  • Sienknecht, Ulrike (Modulverantwortung)
  • Sienknecht, Ulrike (Modulberatung)
  • Sienknecht, Ulrike (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Claußen, Maike (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Ebbers, Lena (Prüfungsberechtigt)
mandatory prerequisite is the module bio845 (neu110) (Introduction to Development and Evolution)

Upon successful completion of this course, students have skills in methods of developmental biology:

   are capable of performing live embryo husbandry

   are able to carry out in-ovo stainings

   are familiar with the use of embryonic stage discrimination standards for model organisms

   document the observed embryonic stages by drawings with anatomical labelling

   are familiar with tissue preparation (including cryosectioning), the use of different molecular markers, and immunohistological staining methods

   microscopy, data analysis, and photographic data documentation

   know the standards of proper documentation of research data and the universal format of a lab notebook

   know how to carry out formal laboratory reports (and the structure of a scientific paper)

   have basic knowledge in the field of auditory system development

   have basic knowledge of the organisation of the auditory system across vertebrate groups

   have basic knowledge of the development of the middle and inner ear, as well as selected auditory brain centres

are able to summarize current hypotheses about the evolution of the auditory system in vertebrates skills:

++ deepened biological expertise

++ deepened knowledge of biological working methods

++ data analysis skills

++ critical and analytical thinking

+ independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature

++ ability to perform independent biological research

+ data presentation and discussion (written and spoken)

+ teamwork

+ ethics and professional behaviour

+ project and time management

Lab exercises in developmental biology of auditory research model organisms, such as chicken and mouse embryos. Practical introduction to methods, such as in-ovo live observation; developmental stage discrimination and description, tissue preparation for histology, sectioning, staining, and microscopy, including data analyses. Seminars in the field of auditory system development and methods based on current literature

textbooks: Gilbert S.F., Development, Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 11th edition 2016; Mathews W.W & Schoenwolf G.C., Atlas of Descriptive Embryology, Prentice-Hall Inc., Simon & Schuster, 5th edition 1998; in addition, current research papers

Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul Wintersemester
Aufnahmekapazität Modul 6 (
selection criteria: advance of studies in MA program
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Lehr-/Lernform Übung, Vorlesung, Seminar
Vorkenntnisse organismic biology, experience with lab work
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
1 report
Lehrveranstaltungsform Übung
Angebotsrhythmus WiSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 90 h

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