Master of Science in Biology Degree - Genetics and Microbiology

soxcd_surface_fancy_d.pngThe elective modules in Genetics and Microbiology cover aspects of Physiology, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Classic and Molecular Genetics of Prokaryotes (bacteria and archae) and Eukaryotes (especially plants and ascomycetes) as well as microbial genome evolution. The introductory elective modules, the individual immersion and lab modules deal with fundamental topics and provide both methodological and specialist knowledge about Genetics, Genomics, and Microbiology. Moreover, these modules offer a forum for discussion on current imminent issues in Molecular Biology and in Biochemistry that will be analyzed using state-of-the-art techniques (e.g. next generation sequencing, RNAseq and  proteomics) as well as different model organisms. Especially the lab modules are completely research-orientated; this gives students the opportunity to carry out short-term independent research projects.

The great variety of immersion modules cover a wide range of aspects and issues in the fields of Molecular Biotechnology, Metabolism Physiology, Biochemistry of Bacteria and Archaea, Cell and Molecular Biology, and molecular evolution. Insights are given into the handling of transgenic plants and ascomycetes, RNA-editing in higher plants, usage of GFP for protein localization, methods of Bioinformatics, genealogy analysis, examination of metabolism and enzymology of hyperthermophilic and halophilic archaea, characterization of biocatalysts, transposon and site-specific mutagenesis, biogas production, biofilm formation, regulatory processes in microorganisms as a response to stress situations, molecular biological methods for examining the microbial diversity within a habitat and the biotechnological use of its genetic potential via metagenomic approaches, as well as the evolutionary dynamics of genes and genomes within the prokaryotic domain.

You receive a Master of Science in Biology degree in Genetics and Microbiology when you obtain at least 40 out of 60 credit points in this elective field of study.

You can choose from the following elective modules in Genetics and Microbiology:

Contact persons: Schönheit & Kempken