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300279 PP Environmental stress on the cellular level (2020W)

How cells react to external impacts

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. 4 participants
Language: German



A preparatory meeting will take place on friday, October 2, at 9:00 in ÜR7, UZA 1, Althanstrasse. Apart from an overview on organisation and dates of this course, we will probabely also have a safety instructions tour on that day.
The course takes place on mondays, 13.00 - 18.00, wednesdays 15.00 -18.00 and fridays, 9.00 - 13.00, plus additional dates according to consultation and individual bachelor projects.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Students know the physiological state of plant cells after application of exernal stress factors (e.g. metals, UV light, osmotic); preparation of living samples of different cell and tissue types, specific staining methods, basics of light microscopy, optical contrast methods and their application in cell physiology, micro-photography and practical skills at different microscope models

Assessment and permitted materials

Presence and active participation, mid term tests, oral presentation of the individual project, protocol/Bachelor thesis

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active participation/presence, Written protocol/Bachelor thesis: 50% (50 Punkte)
Mid term tests: 20% (20 Punkte)
oral presentation: 30% (30 Punkte)

Examination topics

The cell and its content, principals of light microscopy including optical contrast methods, application and discussion of techniques within a final protocol/bachelor thesis

Reading list

Association in the course directory

BBO 10, BOE 13

Last modified: Fr 16.10.2020 11:49