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300291 VO Electron Microscopy in Biology - Methods, Preparation and Interpreparation (2020S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


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


Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The preliminary meeting and first lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2019, at 10:15 a.m. in the COSB- seminar-room no.: 2.022, 2nd floor, section 2. The list of topics of individual lectures will be shown on moodle- platform in time. The schedule for the exams will be announced towards the end of the term in agreement with the students.

Wednesday 04.03. 10:15 - 12:00 COSB-Seminarraum
Wednesday 11.03. 10:15 - 12:00 COSB-Seminarraum
Wednesday 18.03. 10:15 - 12:00 COSB-Seminarraum
Wednesday 25.03. 10:15 - 12:00 COSB-Seminarraum
Wednesday 01.04. 10:15 - 12:00 COSB-Seminarraum
Wednesday 22.04. 10:15 - 12:00 COSB-Seminarraum
Wednesday 29.04. 10:15 - 12:00 COSB-Seminarraum
Wednesday 06.05. 10:15 - 12:00 COSB-Seminarraum
Wednesday 13.05. 10:15 - 12:00 COSB-Seminarraum
Wednesday 20.05. 10:15 - 12:00 COSB-Seminarraum
Wednesday 27.05. 10:15 - 12:00 COSB-Seminarraum
Wednesday 03.06. 10:15 - 12:00 COSB-Seminarraum
Wednesday 10.06. 10:15 - 12:00 COSB-Seminarraum
Wednesday 17.06. 10:15 - 12:00 COSB-Seminarraum
Wednesday 24.06. 10:15 - 12:00 COSB-Seminarraum
Friday 28.08. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum 3


Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture series deals with a general introduction to electron microscopy in life sciences, with an introduction to the techniques of scanning and transmission electron microscopy, as well as accompanying instruments, an introduction to the methods of preparation of biological samples for electron microscopy, and the application of these methods to special biological objects and current topics or projects.This lecture aims at awakening the students' interest in this wide field of biological scientific research possibilities and to show the facilities at our faculty. A guided tour through the Core Facility Cell Imaging and Ultratructure Research is possible. It should also serve as preparatory teaching and as overview for the many practical courses that are offered in our Core Facility for deepening knowledge and practical application of the special techniques.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination at the end of the term ( dates to be determined). According to the present situation, the exam will be held online and not in the form of a question catalogue, for which a number of points are distributed. Rather a written "Essay" in answer to 2 complex questions will be asked for, from which we can evaluate the knowledge and understanding of the matter.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The written exam must be positively passed. For every exam individual topics will be asked for, which will be passed on to the students at 12 o'clock of the appointed date. There will be 24 hours time to write an essay of 3 - 5 A4-size pages. Until 12 o'clock the next day the essay should be sent to both of us, Dr. Reipert and myself, Dr. Weidinger as Word-document and via Email.

Examination topics

For a good understanding of the matter it is essential to be present during the lectures ,unfortunately this was not possible this year. We offer our Power-Point presentations and additional working material in form of written comments will be offered. These can also be usd for the exam.History of electron microscopy, the cell in the electron microscope, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, sample preparation methods, cryo-preparation, element -analysis with SEM(EDX), element- analysis with TEM (EELS/ESI), sample preparation for element- analysis. immunolabelling, 3D- methods for EM, model organisms.

Reading list

See moodle

Association in the course directory


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