Lectures

All of the following information is subject to change.

Winter semester

  • Basics: Immunology
    Type: Lecture, Practical course
    Description: In this course, students will learn the basic immunology of vertebrates. During the lecture, they will be taught about innate and adaptive immunity, their different cell types and various diseases, such as auto immune diseases and allergy. In the practical course, they will be able to perform standard immunological procedures, such as antibody labelling, magnetic cell isolation and neutrophil stimulation. The students will also learn how to interpret scientific results from flow cytometry, 2-photon, epifluorescence and time-lapse widefield microscopy and how to use different evaluation softwares, such as FlowJo or ImageJ.
    The lecture is held weekly every Tuesday from 4 until 6 p.m. The practical course takes places yearly around February / March and lasts 2 weeks from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. For further information please refer to LSF (lecture) and LSF (practical course).
  • Basics: Biotechnology
    Type: Seminar
    Description: During this course, students will learn the basic principles of biotechnology, involving cells in the food industry, production of biological agents for medical application (e.g. antibodies) and biodesign of enzymes for detergents and food.
    The seminar is held weekly by different lecturers and at varying timepoints. Please refer to the LSF for further information.
  • Introduction to Medical Biology
    Type: Lecture series
    Description: In this lecture series, students will gain an overview of medical biology. They will learn about diseases such as cancer, stroke, demencia and bacterial infections but also about different therapies and scientific approaches in these fields.
    The lecture is held weekly by different lecturers and at varying timepoints. Please refer to the LSF for further information.

Summer semester

  • Basics: Physiology
    Type: Lecture, Seminar
    Description: During this course, students will learn the basic cell and organ functions in mammals. They will be lectured on the central organs and their function in the body and how they react to stimuli as well as their possible pathological dysfunctions.
    The lecture is held weekly every Tuesday from 4 until 6 p.m. The seminar is also taking place weekly on Monday from 2 until 4 p.m. For further information, please refer to LSF (lecture) and LSF (seminar).
  • Nano-Biophotonics
    Type: Lecture series, practical course
    Description: In this course, students will learn about modern methods of nanomaterial application in biology as well as medical diagnosis and therapy. They will learn to chose a suitable nanomaterial to solve bio-medical questions through optical approaches (light, photonic). In the practical course, students will gain insight into the sections "nano", "bio" and "photonic" and apply their learned knowledge to experiments.
    The lectures is taught weekly on Thursday from 8 until 10 a.m. For further information please refer to the LSF.