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Module LS4175 C

Module part: Pathogen Niches (MedMicroNi)

Duration:
1 Semester
Turnus of offer:
each summer semester
Credit points:
3
Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Master Infection Biology 2018 (module part), Microbiology, 2nd semester
  • Master Infection Biology 2012 (module part), Microbiology, 2nd semester
Classes and lectures:
  • Pathogen Niches (seminar, 2 SWS)
Workload:
  • 30 Hours in-classroom work
  • 60 Hours private studies
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
Qualification-goals/Competencies:
  • 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
Teachers:
  • Dr. rer. nat. Bianca Schneider
Literature:
  • 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
Language:
  • offered only in English
Notes:

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

Letzte Änderung:
17.7.2019