Universität Wien FIND

300317 VO Biodiversity and molecular ecology of microorganisms 1 (2016W)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 05.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 12.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 19.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 16.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 23.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 30.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 07.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 14.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 11.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 18.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 25.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The first part of this two-part lecture series (second part in summer semester) provides an encompassing overview on state-of-the-art molecular methods for analyzing the composition of microbial communities in complex environmental and medical samples. The lecture starts with the introduction of the bacterial species concept and parameters of microbial diversity ("species richness" and "species evenness"), followed by a detailed description of the full rRNA approach. Further techniques, which are described and critically discussed regarding their suitability for identification and quantification of microorganisms, include fluorescence in situ hybridization, quantitative real-time PCR, dot/slot blot and DNA microarray hybridization, DNA fingerprinting techniques, and novel high-throughput sequencing technologies (e.g. Illumina).

Assessment and permitted materials

Written Exam (1 hour) - Question/Answer or Multiple-Choice exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This lecture provides a detailed overview on established and cutting-edge technologies used in microbial ecology/environmental microbiology. Students are additionally made familiar with the relevant primary literature and current research results.

Examination topics

Theoretical knowledge will be acquired via lectures and original scientific literature. Demonstration of molecular techniques via animations, educational films, and technical illustrative material.
Further information is available at http://www.microbial-ecology.net/

Reading list

Madigan, Martinko, Dunlap, Clark, Brock; Biology of Microorganisms, Prentice Hall

Wikipedia http://www.wikipedia.org/

Original literature available via

ISI Web of Science http://isiknowledge.com

NCBI PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=PubMed

Association in the course directory

BOE 5, BAN 6, BBO 8, BMG 10, BMB 10, BZO 11, BPB 11, B-BOE 5, B-BAN 9, B-BMG 11, B-BMB 10, B-BPB 12, B-BPF 8, B-BZO 11, UF BU 10

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