Module Guide since WS 2023/24

Modul LS4040-KP04

General Virology and Biosafety (AllgeViro)


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:

each winter semester
Credit points:

Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Master Molecular Life Science 2023 (compulsory), life sciences, 1st semester
  • Master MLS 2018 (compulsory), life sciences, 1st semester
  • Master MLS 2016 (compulsory), interdisciplinary competence, 1st semester
  • Master MLS 2009 (compulsory), life sciences, 1st semester
Classes and lectures:
  • General virology and biosafety (practical course as compact course, 1 SWS)
  • General virology and biosafety (lecture, 2 SWS)
  • 60 Hours private studies
  • 60 Hours in-classroom work
Contents of teaching:
  • Lecture: History of virology
  • Virus taxonomy and structure
  • Virus morphology in overview
  • Viral life cycles (entry, assembly, budding)
  • Replication mechanisms
  • Viral evolution
  • Basic techniques in virology and methods of virus diagnostics
  • Blood-borne viruses and safety of blood products
  • Biosafety classification of viruses according to “Gentechnikrecht” and “Biostoffverordnung” and the roles of GSP of the University of Lübeck and of the DFG-guidelines.
  • Exercises with regard to the topics of the lecture
  • They can categorize viruses systematically
  • They can explain and compare viral life cycles and replication strategies
  • They can explain and exercise basic virological techniques in research and virus diagnostics
  • They can list basic practices and protocols for the virological safety of blood products
  • They can apply basics knowledge according to “Gentechnikrecht” and “Biostoffverordnung” and are able to work in the lab with regard to the roles of GSP of the University of Lübeck and of the DFG-guidelines.
  • They can use scientific termini of molecular virology in English
Grading through:
  • written exam
Responsible for this module:
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Norbert Tautz
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Norbert Tautz
  • Dr. math. et dis. nat. Jeroen Mesters
  • Dr. rer. nat. Olaf Isken
  • S.J. Flint et al.: Principles of Virology: Molecular Biology, Pathogenesis, and Control of Animal Viruses - American Society Microbiology, February 2009, 3rd Ed., ISBN: 978-1-55581-443-4
  • S.Modrow, D. Falke, U. Truyen, H. Schätzl: Molekulare Virologie - Spektrum, Heidelberg, 3. Aufl. 2010, ISBN 978-3-8274-1833-3
  • English, except in case of only German-speaking participants

Admission requirements for taking the module:
- BSc in Molecular Life Science, Biophysics or related fields.

Admission requirements for participation in module examination(s):
- nothing

Module Exam(s):
- LS14040-L1: Basic Virology and Biosafety, written exam, 90 min, 100 % of the module grade

The lectures are from Oktober to Dezember during 4 hours: two hours of LS4040 and two hours of LS4010 B.
The first written exam takes place after X-mas holiday season and the modul is finished.

From January to February the two hours of this modul (LS4040) are used for the modul LS4010 B Molecular Virology, which is taught 4 hours a week during this second half of the semester.

The practical course takes place in the semester break as a one week bloc.

Only those who have passed the exam can take part in the practical course.

Master Biophysics: without the practical course.

(Share of Virology in V is 66,6%)
(Share of Biochemistry in V is 33,3%)

(Share of Virology in P is 100%)

Lecture also used in LS4031-KP12.

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