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300220 UE Algal culturing techniques and ecophysiological experiments (2018W)

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

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 12 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes

mandatory preliminary meeting will be Mo, 1.10.2018, 10.00 in the seminar room Limnology, UZA1, 3rd floor, between "Spange 3 and 4"
4 lectures during the term room 7 (UZA1):
Mi, 5.12.2018, 13-17
Mi, 12.12.2018, 13-17
Mi, 16.1.2019, 13-17
Mi, 30.1.2019, 13-17
the main part of the excercise will be whole day between 18.2.-28.2.2019, room 5 (UZA1)


Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This exercise provides a practical introduction into sampling of microalgae from the field, cell isolation, preparation of growth media and cultivation of microalge.

With cultures prepared in the course, physiologal experiments will be conducted in the course block. Examples are P and N-incorporation, different light supply, resistance against salt and dessication).

Assessment and permitted materials

- seminar talk (25 %)
- Student activity (25 %)
- team report (50 %)

Passed with more than 50% positive overall performance

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- introduction into the industrial potential of microalgae
- introduction into single-cell isolation techniques
- introduction in cultivation methods for microalgae
- introduction into experimental design and handling of microorganisms
- interpretation of results
- scientific presenttation of results

Examination topics

- making capillar pipets
- techniques to isolate single cells
- methods of algal cultivation
- spectrophotometry
- oxygen measurements
- PAM-Fluorescence techniques

Reading list

wird über moodle zur Verfügung gestellt

Association in the course directory

BBO 9, BOE 12, MBO 7, MEC-9, M-WZB

Last modified: Tu 25.09.2018 10:48