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300038 VO The Human Microbiome (2022S)

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 lecture series will take place in hybrid mode consisting of recorded lectures and in-person Q&A sessions for each lecture.

See information in Moodle for details.

Six Q&A sessions will be held on Thursday afternoons from 15:00-16:30 on March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and May 5.

Thursday 03.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 10.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 17.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 24.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 31.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 07.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 28.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.005, Ebene 0
Thursday 05.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 12.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 19.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 02.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 09.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 23.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 30.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0

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.

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, Q&A sessions, and info on Moodle

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: Fr 20.05.2022 10:29