551-0104-00L  Fundamentals of Biology II

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersP. Kallio, L. Maddaluno, E. Dultz, C. H. Giese, W. Kovacs, W. Krek, D. Santelia, H. Stocker, U. Suter, S. Werner
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentRegistrations via myStudies until 31.1.2018 at the latest. Subsequent registrations will not be considered.


551-0104-00 PGrundlagen der Biologie II
Das Praktikum wird durch alle Professoren des Departements Biologie unterstützt und durchgeführt.
8 hrs
Fri07:45-09:30HCI D 2 »
07:45-11:30HCI E 396 »
07:45-16:30HPL D 12 »
07:45-16:30HPL D 23.2 »
07:45-16:30HPL D 25.2 »
07:45-16:30HPL D 32 »
07:45-16:30HPL D 34 »
08:15-10:00LFW B 1 »
08:15-10:00LFW C 5 »
08:15-12:00LFW B 2 »
08:15-12:00LFW B 3 »
08:15-12:00LFW C 31 »
08:15-12:00LFW C 4 »
11:45-16:30HIT J 53 »
12:15-17:00LFW C 5 »
12:45-16:30HCI E 396 »
13:15-17:00LFW B 2 »
13:15-17:00LFW B 3 »
13:15-17:00LFW C 31 »
13:15-17:00LFW C 4 »
23.02.08:15-17:00LFW E 15 »
02.03.08:15-17:00LFW E 15 »
09.03.08:15-17:00LFW E 15 »
12:45-16:30HPZ E 35 »
13:00-17:00HPI F 16 »
13.04.12:45-16:30HCI D 8 »
12:45-16:30HCP E 47.2 »
12:45-16:30HIT K 52 »
04.05.12:45-16:30HIL D 60.1 »
12:45-16:30HIL E 7 »
12:45-16:30HIT K 52 »
12:45-16:30HPZ E 35 »
25.05.12:45-16:30HIL D 60.1 »
12:45-16:30HIL E 7 »
12:45-16:30HPZ E 35 »
13:00-17:00HPI F 16 »
P. Kallio, L. Maddaluno, E. Dultz, C. H. Giese, W. Kovacs, W. Krek, D. Santelia, H. Stocker, U. Suter, S. Werner

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AbstractThis introductory Laboratory course introduces the student to the entire range of classical and modern molecular biosciences. In the second year (Praktikum GL Bio II) the students will perform three praktikum days in:
- Molecular Biology
- Plant Physiology
- Genetics and
- Cell Biology II.

(total of 12 experiments)

Each experiment takes one full day.
ObjectiveIntroduction to theoretical and experimental biology
Moodle www-link for general Praktikum-information and course material: Moodle

The general Praktikum information (Assignment list, Instructions and Schedule & Performance Sheet) will also be sent to the students directly (E-mail).
ContentThe class is divided into four blocks: Cell Biology II, Genetics, Molecular Biology and Plant Physiology. One block lasts three weeks.

- Cells: Cell types & staining methods, cell fusion & cell motility,
- Tissue and development: histology of mice embryos & embryogenesis
- Repair mechanisms: DNA repair & wound healing,

- Yeast genetics
- Drosophila genetics
- Human genetics

- Molecular biology & protein crystallization
- Enzyme kinetics
- Redox potential & stability of a protein

- Plants and light
- Phytohormones and other growth factors
- Molecular biology of systemic gene silencing
- Literature and presentations

The students will also prepare short presentations (approx. 10 min) of the various topics within this course.
Lecture notesLaboratory manuals

- The protocols can be downloaded from: Moodle

- The protocols can be found from: Moodle

- The protocols can be found from: Moodle

- The protocols can be found from: Moodle
Prerequisites / NoticeTHE PRAKTIKUM RULES:

Your attendance is obligatory and you have to attend all 12 Praktikum days. Absences are only acceptable if you are able to provide a Doctor’s certificate. The original Dr's certificate has to be given to PD Dr. P. Kallio (HCI F413) within five days of the absence of the Praktikum day.

If there will be any exceptional or important situations then you should directly contact the Director of Studies of D-Biol, who will decide if you are allowed to miss a Praktikum day or not.


1. Due to the increased number of students, the official Praktikum registration has to be done, using myStudies, preferably at the end of HS17 but not later than Sunday January 31, 2018.

2. Later registration is NOT possible and can NOT be accepted!

3. The course registration for FS18 is usually possible at the end of HS17 and you will obtain an E-mail from the Rectorate when the course registration using myStudies is possible.

The Praktikum GL BioII FS18 will take place during the following days and therefore, you have to make sure already now that you do not have any other activities & commitments during these days:


- 23.2.2018
- 2.3.
- 9.3
- 16.3
- 23.3

30.3 - 8.4.2018 Eastern and vacation

- 13.4
- 20.4
- 27.4
- 4.5
- 11.5
- 18.5
- 25.5

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits8 credits
ExaminersP. Kallio, E. Dultz, C. H. Giese, W. Kovacs, W. Krek, L. Maddaluno, D. Santelia, H. Stocker, U. Suter, S. Werner
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationIhre Anwesenheit ist an allen 12 Praktikumstagen obligatorisch. Abwesenheiten werden nur bei Vorliegen eines ärztlichen Attests akzeptiert. Über Ausnahmen in besonders dringenden Fällen entscheidet der Studiendelegierte des D-BIOL.

Learning materials

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No information on groups available.


End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 31.01.2018

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