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322065 VO Applied Bacterial Genetics - M14 (2019W)

1.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 32 - Pharmazie



Language: English

Examination dates



The course will be given in November over 3 weeks (6 lectures in total). More info on exact dates will be given in October


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is given in English. Following topics will be highlighted during the course:
• Bacterial cells and chromosomes
• DNA -> RNA -> protein: the basics
• Bacterial genes and mutations
• Bacterial transposons
• Exchange of genetic information in bacteria
• Bacterial gene cloning vectors
• New methods for recombinant DNA assembly and genome engineering
• Molecular analysis of genes and genomes by Next Generation Sequencing
• Bioinformatics: basic tools
• Bacterial genomes and evolution
• Genetics of secondary metabolite biosynthesis in bacteria
• Gene expression in bacteria and its control
• The lactose operon in Escherichia coli: induction and catabolite repression
• The tryptophan operon in Escherichia coli: repression and attenuation
• Metabolic engineering principles
• Synthetic Biology principles
• Synthetic regulatory circuits in bacteria and their applications

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral exam if less than 6 students sign up for the course (English). However, this can be discussed.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements: Biochemistry and Microbiology basic courses

Examination topics

Whole course curriculum

Reading list

Genetics. D.P. Snustad, M.J. Simmons, 6th Edition, 2011, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: ISBN 978-1-118-09242-2.
Lectures will include material not covered by the suggested textbook. Handouts will be made available via website for the Department of Pharmacognosy.

Association in the course directory

MA23, A400

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