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300145 PP Developmental biology of marine invertebrates (2015S)

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. 8 participants
Language: German, English



Kurszeiten: 11.05.2015 bis 22.05.2015

Vorbesprechung: Freitag, 06.03.2015 um 10:00 im SR Abt. Technau


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this practical course at the Marine Station in Villefranche / Cote d'Azur, we will address questions of developmental biology of marine invertebrates available at the station (cnidarians, polychaetes, sea urchins, urochordates). The development will be studied by manipulation of key signaling pathways, followed by phenotypic and molecular analysis. In addition, we will benefit from the exceptional fauna in the plancton around Villefranche and we will examine samples of plancton and determine larvae and species of various animal groups. Teaching is in English, since most instructors are not german speaking. As prerequisite, the student should have accomplished the VO "Einführung in die Entwicklung der Tiere" or the VO "Molecular developmental biology" in the bachelor of Zoology and MOlecular Biology tracks. The course is restricted to 8 students.

Assessment and permitted materials

The student will give a seminar presentation about a selected topic in Vienna. The student will write up a report.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The student will get an understanding of the development of several marine model species (sea urchin, ascidians, hydrozoans) and do experiments investigating the regulation of developmental processes and of body plans. They aquire an understanding of hte biodiversity of planctonic life.

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