551-0339-00L  Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Dynamics

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersE. Dultz, Y. Barral, U. Kutay, M. Peter, K. Weis
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 13.

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


551-0339-00 GMolecular Mechanisms of Cell Dynamics
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
Block course in the 1st quarter of the spring semester
100s hrs
Tue12:45-16:30HPM E 7 »
Wed07:45-16:30HPM E 7 »
Thu07:45-16:30HPM E 7 »
Fri07:45-16:30HPM F 7.1 »
E. Dultz, Y. Barral, U. Kutay, M. Peter, K. Weis

Catalogue data

AbstractApplication of current strategies to study the dynamics of complex and highly regulated cellular processes.
ObjectiveThe students learn to evaluate and to apply current strategies to study the dynamics of complex and highly regulated cellular processes.
ContentDuring this Block-Course, the students will learn to (1) describe the important mechanisms and regulators of dynamic processes in cells, (2) perform standard lab techniques and quantitate dynamic cellular processes, (3) evaluate and compare experimental strategies and model systems, (4) independently search and critically evaluate scientific literature on a specific problem and present it in a seminar, and (5) formulate scientific concepts (preparation and presentation of a poster).
Students will work in small groups in individual labs on one research project (8 full days of practical work; every group of students will stay in the same lab during the entire course). The projects are close to the actual research carried out in the participating research groups, but with a clear connection to the subject of the course.
LiteratureDocumentation and recommended literature (review articles and selected primary literature) will be provided during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course will be taught in english.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersY. Barral, E. Dultz, U. Kutay, M. Peter, K. Weis
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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GeneralPermission from lecturers required for all students

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