551-0359-00L  Plant Biochemistry

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersS. C. Zeeman, B. Pfister
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 15.

The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
551-0359-00 GPlant Biochemistry
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
Block course in the 2nd quarter of the autumn semester
100s hrs
Tue13:15-17:00LFW D 12 »
Wed08:15-17:00LFW D 12 »
Thu08:15-17:00LFW D 12 »
Fri08:15-17:00LFW D 12 »
S. C. Zeeman, B. Pfister

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AbstractIn this block course, students actively participate in ongoing research projects on plant metabolism and are tutored individually by doctoral students and postdocs. In a lecture series, the theoretical background of the projects and their interrelationship is provided. Finally, students discuss their projects and results during a poster session.
ObjectiveIn this block course, students actively participate in ongoing research projects on plant metabolism and are tutored individually by doctoral students and postdocs.
ContentParticipation in the following research projects will be possible: Photosynthetic metabolism; how is photo-assimilated carbon allocated to sustain plant growth? Chloroplast biology; how is chloroplast function integrated with that to the whole cell? Starch biosynthesis and degradation; how are complex, semi-crystalline starch granules made from simple sugars, and once made, how are they degraded again to release the stored carbohydrate? Regulation of metabolism through protein-protein interaction; how and why do proteins involved in starch metabolism interact with each other to form multi-subunit enzymes and multi-enzyme complexes? Sugar sensing; How does a plant know how much sugar it has, and how does this influence development.
Lecture notesNo script
LiteratureDescriptions of the possible projects including individual reading assignments will be handed out beforehand.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersS. C. Zeeman, B. Pfister
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationAssessments will be based on 1) performance in the lab and the lab-book 2) a journal club presentation 3) a presentation or poster describing your project, and 4) a brief oral exam based on the lectures accompanying the practical work.

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Restrictions

GeneralPermission from lecturers required for all students

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Biology BachelorBlock Courses in 2nd Quarter of the SemesterWInformation