Medical Life Sciences - M - Molecular Biology


General information

Course name Molecular biology
Course type Lecture + tutorial
Course code MF-MolBio
Course coordinator Nebel
Faculty Medical Faculty
Examination office Medical Life Sciences/Agricultural Faculty
Short summary This is a lecture from the Master’s programme Medical Life Sciences, which covers th basics of molecular biology.

Information about study level

Study level Master
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Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 2 + 1
Evaluation Written exam , regular tutorial participation mandatory
Frequency Summer term only 135 minutes/week during lecture period (early April – mid-July)

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
Further information on the teaching language For all Medical Life Sciences courses, the minimum requirement for English language skills is B2 of the European Reference Framework.

Information about requirements

Requirements Medical Life Sciences is a Master’s programme with a two-stage ability assessment with 25 places/year. Interviews will be conducted with interested ERASMUS students.
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Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course content Basics of molecular biology and genomics (DNA/RNA), proteomics, cell biology; lab safety, basic lab techniques (weighing, measuring, pipetting, error analysis, titration, photometric measurements); SDS-PAGE proteins, Western Blotting; protein identification, enzyme kinetics, phosphorylation, mass spectrometry analytics, plasmid DNA: preparation, processing, agarose gel electrophoresis; cell cultures (laminar flow, cell splitting, cell proliferation, cell viability assays, apoptosis, FACS, ELISA, biological barriers; contamination, transient transfections, transfection analysis,  cell stimulation); DNA extraction, PCR, Sanger sequencing, sequence analysis, polymorphism detection; RNA extraction, RT- PCR; immunofluorescence staining, live cell imaging, FACS. See
Reading list See modul description.
Additional information Information on Master’s programme Medical Life Sciences: