551-1147-00L  Bioactive Natural Products from Bacteria

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersJ. Piel
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 8.

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

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
551-1147-00 PBioactive Natural Products from Bacteria
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
Block course in the 3rd quarter of the autumn semester
100s hrs
Tue/212:45-16:30HCI G 443 »
Wed/207:45-16:30HCI G 443 »
Thu/207:45-16:30HCI G 443 »
Fri/207:45-16:30HCI G 443 »
J. Piel

Catalogue data

AbstractLab course. In small groups projects of relevance to current research questions in the field of bacterial natural product biosynthesis are addressed.
ObjectiveIntroduction to relevant subjects of the secondary metabolism of bacteria. Training in practical work in a research laboratory. Scientific writing in form of a research report.
ContentResearch project on bacteria that produce bioactive natural products (e.g., Streptomycetes, Cyanobacteria, uncultivated bacteria). The techniques used will depend on the project, e.g. PCR, cloning, natural product analysis, precursor feeding studies, enzyme expression and analysis.
Lecture notesnone.
LiteratureWill be provided for each of the projects at the beginning of the course.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersJ. Piel
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationStudents are obliged to be present throughout the block course.
Cancellation: If you have to deregister from a course that has been assigned to you (just emergency reasons), please notify in written the course coordinator at least four weeks before the course starts, for courses in the 1st quarter, a cancellation period of one week applies. The study secretariat D-BIOL must also be informed (email CC to Link) so that the enrollment is deleted. Otherwise the course is considered as "failed".

Learning materials

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Groups

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Restrictions

GeneralPermission from lecturers required for all students

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Biology BachelorBlock Courses in 3rd Quarter of the SemesterWInformation