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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

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NOTE: Start of the lecture is Thursday 19.03.2019 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG 2.249

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

Multiple-choice written exam. Exam is closed-note, closed-book.

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

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