Universität Wien FIND

300115 VO The Human Microbiome (2019S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Start of the lecture is Thursday 07.03.2019 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG 2.249

Thursday 07.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 14.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 21.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 28.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 04.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 11.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Thursday 02.05. 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 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, MGE III-2, MEC-9

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