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300038 VO The Human Microbiome (2020S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

NOTE: The University Vienna is currently closed due to the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic and has switched to home-learning.

This lecture series will thus take place only via e-learning!

The lecture series human microbiome consists of six lectures (each approximately 1.5 h) and we will upload the recorded presentations and slides in Moodle at around the originally proposed dates.

March 19 (Loy)
March 26 (Berry)
April 2 (Loy)
April 23 (Berry)
April 30 (Loy)
May 7 (Berry)

Any changes and further information ​(e.g. mode, time, and location of exams) ​will be announced by email​, U:Space or Moodle. ​

Thursday 05.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 19.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 26.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 02.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 23.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 30.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 07.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 14.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 28.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture will provide an overview on the ecology and function of the complex community of microbial organisms that inhabit and interact with our body. Topics that will be discussed are assembly and dispersal of the gut microbiota, microbial metabolisms, microbiome in chronic inflammation and cancer, links between nutrition, microbiome, host metabolism, and metabolic disease, the impact of gut microorganisms on peripheral organs such as the brain, the liver or the kidneys, and the role of the microbiome in infectious disease.

Assessment and permitted materials

The exam is 45 minutes. There are 30 multiple choice questions, with only one choice being correct. Examination takes place in open book format (all aids allowed). The rules of good scientific practice apply. The examination is to be written by the students independently and without the help of third parties. A minimum score of 50% is needed to pass.

For questions during the exam, please call David Berry at +43 1 4277 91212

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants get familiar with our current understanding of the human microbiome including its composition and dynamics, evolution, and manifold impacts on human health. Minimum requirement for passing is at >50% on the final exam.

Examination topics

Content of lectures

Reading list

PDFs of the lectures (will be available online) and primary literature mentioned during lectures

Association in the course directory

MMEI II-1.2, MMEI II-2.2, MMEI II-3.2, MGE III-2, MEC-9

Last modified: Mo 05.10.2020 10:11