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Module LS4145-KP05

Infection Biology 2 (InfBiol2)

Duration:
1 Semester
Turnus of offer:
each summer semester
Credit points:
5
Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Master Infection Biology ab 2018 (compulsory), Infection Biology, 2nd semester
  • Master Infection Biology (compulsory), Infection Biology, 2nd semester
Classes and lectures:
  • Infection Biology 2 (practical course, 3 SWS)
  • Infection Biology 2 (lecture, 2 SWS)
Workload:
  • 75 Hours private studies
  • 75 Hours in-classroom work
Contents of teaching:
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of infections
  • Interaction of pathogens with cells of the innate and adaptive immune system, antimicrobial effector mechanisms
  • Extra- and intracellular pathogens, molecular mechanisms of intracellular survival
  • Host cell death and its consequences
  • Innate and adaptive immune functions and practical applications
  • Background and practical application of cell culture, virus cultivation, and virus quantification (Endpoint titration and plaque assay)
  • Sterile techniques
  • Basic knowledge in genetic engineering and legislation
  • Laboratory safety
  • Basic laboratory calculations
Qualification-goals/Competencies:
  • The students have the scientific competency to implement their detailed knowledge of infectious agents, infectious diseases and their pathomechanisms, their detailed understanding of antimicrobial defense mechanisms at the cellular and molecular level.
  • They are competent in theory and in practical skills in laboratory techniques to approach infectious disease research projects in a successful manner.
  • They know the principles of virus cultivation and titration and can apply this practically.
  • They know the principles of tissue culture and can apply this practically.
  • They can perform standard laboratory calculations and unit conversions.
  • They have the methodological competence, to use flow cytometric approaches addressing the host-pathogen interaction at single cell level (phagocytosis, cell activation, cell death, cytokine formation).
  • They can process and interpret data and can communicate it to peers
  • They have the communication competency to convey the underlying principles of techniques of infection research.
  • They understand laboratory safety procedures and can apply them practically
Grading through:
  • see Notes
  • continuous, successful participation in course, >90%
  • Oral examination
Is requisite for:
Requires:
Responsible for this module:
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Taube
Teachers:
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schaible
  • Prof. Ph.D. Tamás Laskay
  • Prof. Dr. Admar Verschoor
  • PD Dr. rer. nat. Norbert Reiling
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Taube
  • Dr. math. et dis. nat. Jeroen Mesters
Literature:
  • S.J. Flint: Principles of Virology – Vol I and II - ASM Press, Washington DC
  • : Current Literature; Practical script
Language:
  • offered only in English
Notes:

The regular and successful participation in the teaching module, apart from the self-study, is strongly recommended as a solid preparation for the oral examination. Participation in the Biosafety instruction is mandatory. The module will be graded by a 30-minute oral exam at the end of the practical, during which students will present their own data: Both the theoretical and practical knowledge will be tested and scrutized. In case a student does not pass the oral examination, she/he has to re-atake the entire Module one year later.

Letzte Änderung:
28.9.2018