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Teaching

Summer Semester

Lectures

 

  • Enzyme Catalysis (Nr. 190515)
    Thurs 12.00-13.30, NDEF 06/780
    For advanced students of biology and biochemistry. This course covers the major concepts of enzyme catalysis and introduces the technical applications of enzymes.
  • Synthetic Biology: Lecture (No. 190511) and practical course (No. 190512).
    As part of the supervision of iGEM teams to deepen the subject area around synthetic biology.

 

S-Modules

 

  • Biocatalysis: Advanced Exercises (No. 190310) and Seminar (No. 190311).
    By arrangement. Independent research projects address synthetic application and mechanistic characterization of biocatalysts. 
    Contact: Dirk Tischler
  • Analytics in Biotechnology: Advanced Exercises (No. 190271) and Seminar (No. 190272)
    By arrangement. Independent research projects focus on the development of sound analytical methods (assays/quantification using instrumental analysis) in the development of biotechnological processes.
    Contact: Carolin Mügge

 

A-Modules

 

  • Industrial biotechnology: from (mutated) gene to process (4 weeks) (Nr. 190224, 190225, 190226)

 

Cross-faculty teaching

 

  • Introduction to Biology for Biochemists II
    Lecture (No. 190903): Botanical systems part with the associated practical course including preliminary discussion. 
    Basic Biology Practical Course for Biochemists (No. 190904, 190904a, 190904b) - Part Botanical Systems 
    Coordination/Contact: Carolin Mügge
    Scheduling Lecture and Seminar

 

Seminars/instruction on scientific work

 

  • WG Microbial Biotechnology (No. 190761)
    Seminar: Current Topics in Micro- and Molecular Biology (No. 190554)
    Colloquium on research work of the Department of Biology of Microorganisms (No. 190602)

Winter Semester

Lectures

 

  • Mikrobal Biotechnology (Nr. 190515)
    Thurs 12.00-13.30 ND 6/99
    For advanced students of biology and biochemistry. The lecture provides an introduction to biotechnological concepts in various fields of application.
  • Lecture Series Biotechnology (Nr. 190522)
    Topic: Biocatalysis and Enzyme Engineering. 
  • Biologie im Fokus der Gesellschaft (Ringvorlesung) (Nr. 190570)
    Topic: Biofuels (Lecture and Seminar)

 

S-Modules

 

  • Biocatalysis: Advanced Exercises (No. 190310) and Seminar (No. 190311).
    By arrangement. Independent research projects address synthetic application and mechanistic characterization of biocatalysts. 
    Contact: Dirk Tischler
  • Analytics in Biotechnology: Advanced Exercises (No. 190271) and Seminar (No. 190272)
    By arrangement. Independent research projects focus on the development of sound analytical methods (assays/quantification using instrumental analysis) in the development of biotechnological processes.
    Contact: Carolin Mügge

 

A-Modules

 

  • Molecular biology and biotechnology of microorganisms (1 week) (No. 190026, 190027, 190028)

 

Cross-faculty teaching

 

  • Elective practical course Biochemistry (No. 184506)
    Topic: Methods for enzyme application and reaction tracking
    The practical course provides basic knowledge in analytical methods of gas and liquid chromatography as well as UV-Vis spectroscopy in order to follow enzymatic reactions and to characterize biocatalysts. The practical course is held in English.

 

Seminars/instruction on scientific work

 

  • WG Microbial Biotechnology (No. 190761)
    Seminar: Current Topics in Micro- and Molecular Biology (No. 190554)
    Colloquium on research work of the Department of Biology of Microorganisms (No. 190602)

iGEM

Are you interested in the field of synthetic biology?

Are you fascinated by solving everyday problems through interdisciplinary research?

Would you like to work with others to develop solutions to the world's everyday problems?

 

iGEM - What is it?

International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation, or iGEM, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting synthetic biology, education, and the development of an open, collaborative community since 2003.

Through their international iGEM competition, they enable students of all backgrounds to push the boundaries of synthetic biology by tackling problems in their own lives or everyday problems in the world, and working together to find solutions.

Synthetic biology as a field encompasses, in addition to biology, various disciplines such as (bio)chemistry, nanobiotechnology, computer science or engineering, in order to jointly develop new biological systems or modify existing ones.

 

What do you do at iGEM?

During the iGEM competition, students, in a multidisciplinary team, work on a self-designed, challenging project that can make a positive contribution to the world. Using standard molecular biology techniques, the project is built, measured, and tested so that laboratory practices and basic theoretical knowledge can be learned in the process. In addition, outreach, networking and cooperation with other teams or from industry is also part of the project.

In addition to support from (post-) graduate students and professors at the university, iGEM provides various resources to help the teams in their responsible, beneficial work.

In the fall of each year, the achievements of the teams distributed around the world are celebrated together at the annual Jamboree (2021 in Paris). There, the projects are presented and medals, prizes, and the main prize, the BioBrick trophy, are awarded.

 

Why shall I become a part of iGEM?

Participation in the development of innovative projects through iGEM already provides first insights into current research topics in synthetic biology. In addition to various scientific and business skills, e.g. project funding, science communication or presentation can be learned.

Furthermore, first contacts with different institutions, professors of the university or with the economy are established. Through international networking within iGEM, new acquaintances can also be created worldwide.

As the iGEM community grows from year to year, the iGEM certificate is also a good reference for future applications.

 

When does iGEM take place?

At the beginning of each year, teams are formed and a self-designed project is developed and organized. Over the summer, the project is developed, both inside and outside the lab, so that in fall the teams, from over 45 countries, come together at the annual jamboree to present their work and compete in friendly competition.


How can I become a iGEMer?

Activate yourself, interact with students and gather information, or contact Prof. Dr. Dirk Tischler.

 

More information are available available at: https://igem.org/