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300302 UE Practical Course in Developmental Biology (2021W)

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

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 12 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

NOTE: The premeeting for the selection of the students and further information on the course will take place on October 11 at
SR1.4

Monday 11.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.4, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.013, Ebene 1
Monday 15.11. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1.6 Molekularbiologie 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.043, Ebene 1
Tuesday 16.11. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1.6 Molekularbiologie 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.043, Ebene 1
Wednesday 17.11. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1.6 Molekularbiologie 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.043, Ebene 1
Thursday 18.11. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1.6 Molekularbiologie 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.043, Ebene 1
Friday 19.11. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1.6 Molekularbiologie 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.043, Ebene 1
Monday 22.11. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1.6 Molekularbiologie 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.043, Ebene 1
Tuesday 23.11. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1.6 Molekularbiologie 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.043, Ebene 1
Wednesday 24.11. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1.6 Molekularbiologie 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.043, Ebene 1
Thursday 25.11. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1.6 Molekularbiologie 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.043, Ebene 1
Friday 26.11. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1.6 Molekularbiologie 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.043, Ebene 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Using the cnidarians Hydra and Nematostella, we will perform a selection of experiments in the field of cell- and developmental biology: isolation of RNA, cDNA, PCR, cloning of candidate genes, generation of probes and in situ hybridisation of whole mounts with several genes and different developmental stages. In addition, we will address the function of signalling pathways (FGF, Wnt) during the development of Nematostella using chemical inhibitors, gene expression analysis and antibody stainings. Classical transplantation experiments will demonstrate basic principles of developmental biology such as gradients, activator-inhibitor systems and positional information along a body axis.

Assessment and permitted materials

The grade will consist of three subgrades: 1 short oral exam on the theoretical foundations of the molecular biology experiments (25%), 1 grade on the general contribution during the course (25%) and 1 grade on the report (50%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A bachelor degree is a prerequisite for attending this course. In case there are more applicants than available places, preference will be given to students of the Master of Genetics and Developmental Biology, or those with theoretical knowledge in Molecular Developmental Biology, and practical knowledge in Molecular Biology and / or in zoological-microscopical courses.

Examination topics

The course will be taught in English.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MGE II-2, MZO 2, MZO W3

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