Universität Wien FIND

300115 VO The Human Microbiome (2018S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: Englisch

Examination dates

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Start 08.03.2018, every Thursday, 3-5 pm, Lecture hall 2, 1090 Althanstraße 14, UZA 1, Biozentrum 2.249, 1. Floor

Lecture dates: March 8, 15, 22, April 12, 26, May 3 – 3-5 pm (changes to this schedule will be announced by email)

Thursday 08.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 15.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 22.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 12.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 19.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 26.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 03.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 17.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 24.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 14.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 21.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 28.06. 15:00 - 17:00 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

Written or multiple-choice exam

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.

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, MEV W-1, MGE III-2, MEC-9

Last modified: Fr 04.05.2018 08:29