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300073 UE Ecology and Physiology of the Cells (2020W)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 6 participants
Language: German



The lab course is partly blocked and will be given in the first half of the semester, each Tuesday and Thursday between 9 and 14 o'clock.
We plan to start on Tuesay, Oct 6, and end on Thursday, Nov 19, provided Corona allows that we come together in the laboratory.
The course will be given in the laboratories of the Core Facility Cell Imaging and Ultrastructure Research.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Introduction to the Practices in Cell Physiology. The following experiments of the topics are explained and discussed:
- Analysis of the cell: light and electron microscopical methods
- Dynamics of the cytoplasm, of cells, of mitosis
- Detection and Identification of cytoplasmic structures:
immunofluorescence, organelle-specific dyes, micromanipulation
- Permeability of the plasma membrane
- Cell wall of plant cells: synthesis, structure and function
- The plant cell as osmotic system
- Stress tolerance of plant cells
In addition, pricnciples of scientific work and publication will be taught, especially also to support the production of Bachelor and Master Thesis.

Assessment and permitted materials

Cooperation and written examination (30%) during the course, protocol (40%) and oral presentation during the final seminar (30%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge of the techniques and research fields of cell physiology as a basis for the understanding of the adaptation of cells to their ecologic situations.
Planning, realization, evaluation and publication of experimental studies.

Examination topics

Zechniques and results that were acquired during the course

Reading list

Will be presented during the course

Association in the course directory

BBO 9, BOE 12, UF BU 10

Last modified: Tu 06.10.2020 15:13