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300038 VO The Human Microbiome (2021S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course will be exclusively held by distance-learning.

Further information on the lecture series will be provided via video conference on Thursday, 04.03.2021, 3 PM

Please see Moodle for further information and recorded lectures.

Thursday 04.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 11.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 18.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 25.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 15.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 22.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 29.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 06.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 20.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 27.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 10.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 17.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 24.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG

Information

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: Th 06.05.2021 10:09