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301736 SE Seminar in Developmental Biology (2021S)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 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. 12 participants
Language: English



-digitale Lehre-
Vorbesprechung: 9.3.2021 14:00

Meeting ID: 821 4251 5858
Passcode: 301736

29.4.2021 12:00-16:00
30.4.2021 12:00-16:00


Aims, contents and method of the course

Contents: This seminar deals with advanced topics in developmental biology.
Developmental biology has evolved from a descriptive discipline mainly concerned with morphological details to an integrative research area that covers a range of disciplines, from gene regulatory biology and stem cells to biophysics and the integration of internal processes with external stimuli like light and temperature. The discussed publications are selected to cover this range.

Aims: The overall aim of the seminar is to guide the participants towards the ability to dissect a specific research publication, identify its most important question and approaches, and discuss the results critically in the framework of the existing knowledge.

Methods: Each participant presents one seminar presentation on a publication and engages in scientific discussions of their own presentation and others.

The language of this course is English.

Assessment and permitted materials

The evaluation consists of different performances:
Generation and presentation of a seminar presentation (usually 20-25 minutes, with additional 5-10 minutes of questions) that highlights the most relevant aspects of the selected publication and discusses this critically
Active participation in the scientific discussion of all presented seminar presentations.
The participants are also encouraged to join the PIs in providing constructive feedback on the presentations of each participant.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Compulsory attendance.
- Quality and completeness of the seminar presentation (75%)
- Active participation in the scientific discussion of the presented publications. (25%)
Each of the subgrades must have a positive evaluation

Examination topics


Reading list

Will be announced in the preliminary meeting.

Association in the course directory


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