551-0033-00L  Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersJ. Corn, F. Allain, K. Köhler
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for Health Sciences and Technology BSc and Human Medicine BSc.


AbstractThis course teaches the basic principles of evolution, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics and developmental biology using the example of humans.
Objective1) Students can explain the importance of evolution for the development of humans and diseases.
2) The students know the cell as the smallest unit of the body. They can explain how the functions of the cell are disturbed in certain diseases and where therapies intervene. They can describe the multiplication of cells in the body and show how errors in this multiplication can lead to diseases.
3) The students know DNA as the basis of life. They can explain how the DNA information is stored and how this information can be reproduced and protected from damage. They can describe how the information is read and translated into proteins. They can explain which mechanisms at the level of DNA, RNA and proteins can cause diseases.
4) Students can explain which technologies can be used to diagnose and treat diseases.
5) Students can explain how people differ genetically and know the molecular basis of these differences. They can explain how these differences can lead to diseases and why some of these differences do not affect diseases.
6) The students know the molecular causes of the most common hereditary diseases and can determine the probability of occurrence and transmission to offspring.
7) Students can explain the biochemical and molecular basis of human reproduction and know the basic principles of human embryonic development. The students can explain which mechanisms can be disturbed by a faulty development.