Module guide WS 2018-2022

Module LS4175 C

Module part: Pathogen Niches (MedMicroNi)


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:

each summer semester
Credit points:

Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Master Infection Biology 2018 (Module part of a compulsory module), Microbiology, 2nd semester
  • Master Infection Biology 2012 (Module part of a compulsory module), Microbiology, 2nd semester
  • Master Infection Biology 2023 (Module part of a compulsory module), Microbiology, 2nd semester
Classes and lectures:
  • Pathogen Niches (seminar, 2 SWS)
  • 60 Hours private studies
  • 30 Hours in-classroom work
Contents of teaching:
  • Intracellular vs. extracellular pathogens and their niches blood vs. tissue, extracellular matrix
  • Metabolic adaptations of pathogenic microbes and competition with host
  • Immunoprivileged tissue/organ sites niches for immune escape of pathogens
  • The physiology and cell biology of intracellular microbes
  • Erythrocytes as host cells phagocytes and non-phagocytes as host cells
  • Microbial biofilms and consortia niches formed by immunity and toxins
  • Competence in critical reading, discussing and presenting research articles
  • Student knows niches pathogens occupy in the host and can explain how they influence immunity and therapy
  • Student can explain physiological benefits for the pathogens
  • Student can interpret an experimental setup and evaluate the correct use of controls and quality of experimental data
  • Student can present a research paper / topic in a seminar setting
  • Student can conduct literature researches using Pubmed
Grading through:
  • see Notes
Responsible for this module:
  • Siehe Hauptmodul
  • Dr. rer. nat. Bianca Schneider
  • Ulrich E. Schaible, Albert Haas: Intracellular Niches of Microbes: A Pathogens Guide Through the Host Cell - Wiley-VCH 2009
  • Pascale Cossart, Patrice Boquet, Staffan Normark: Cellular Microbiology - Asm Pr
  • offered only in English

Is module part of LS4175-KP06

Grading of the module part through
- at least two oral presentations (20 min plus discussion)
- regular in-class assessments
- contribution to discussions
- regular participation in seminars (85%)

This course will be held over two full days at the Research Center Borstel

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