Universität Wien FIND

300317 VO Biodiversity and molecular ecology of microorganisms 1 (2021W)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
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Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

ATTENTION (SARS-CoV-2 pandemic): The lecture will be held on-site if possible. The safety concept will be evaluated on-site and adjusted if necessary or the mode of the lecture will be changed to digital. The current security concept and mode will be announced via Moodle.

Wednesday 06.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Wednesday 13.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Wednesday 20.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Wednesday 27.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Wednesday 03.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Wednesday 10.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Wednesday 17.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Wednesday 24.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Wednesday 01.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Wednesday 15.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Wednesday 12.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Wednesday 19.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Wednesday 26.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0

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Aims, contents and method of the course

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.

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 microbial species concept and parameters of microbial diversity (species richness and 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, and novel high-throughput sequencing technologies (e.g. Illumina).

Theoretical knowledge will be acquired via lectures and original scientific literature. Demonstration of molecular techniques via animations, educational films, and technical illustrative material.

Lecture slides and other teaching materials are provided on Moodle.

Mode: hybrid, alternating

ATTENTION: The lecture will be held on-site if possible. However, due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, there may be changes in the safety concept and/or mode (switch to digital) of the lecture. Changes will be announced as soon as possible via Moodle or email.
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UPDATE 2021-11-16

The lecture will only take place in digital mode due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation. See Moodle for more Information.

Assessment and permitted materials

Multiple-Choice Exam
The test will be conducted online via Moodle.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Min. 50% of the points are required to pass the exam!

Examination topics

The entire content of all lectures is exam-relevant.

The lecture slides and other teaching materials will be made available for download or viewing via Moodle.

Reading list

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

Wikipedia http://www.wikipedia.org/

Originalliteratur erhältlich über

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, UF BU 10

Last modified: We 12.01.2022 09:10