The department of microbial bioactive compounds participates in training and teaching activities for future scientists in the fields of microbiology, biology, biochemistry, and molecular medicine.
On this page, you can find short descriptions of the courses that are offered by our department. For other Microbiology or Biology courses please have a look at the homepage of the Campus Portal:
Lab courses offered by the department of Microbial Bioactive Compounds
You have finished all of your bachelor courses, have developed a particular interest in microbiology, and now you are prepared for starting work on your bachelor thesis? This course gives the chance to work on a 2-months lab project in our group as a warm-up for your bachelor thesis.
You are currently doing the modules for MSc microbiology and you are interested in aspects that combine bacterial cell function and physiology with antibacterial drug discovery? In our 4-week MSc course ""Antibiotic modes of action" you will get first insights into how new antibiotics are searched for as well as which techniques are currently used to elucidate their potency and mechanism of action.
You have already gained theoretical knowledge and lab experience in microbiology in your master modules, and now you want to work on a more individual project? Then this course allows you to participate in current research topics of our teams during a 4-weeks lab training.
You are interested in novel techniques to investigate molecular interactions and want to understand more about their theoretical background? The techniques covered include atomic force and fluorescence microscopy, cryo electron microscopy, analytical ultracentrifugation, plasmon resonance, interference, quarz microbalance, FRET, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, and dynamic light scattering. The tutorial includes an experiment at an atomic force microscope and at a high-resolution fluorescence microscope. This seminar takes place on Fridays during the winter term, a time frame that allows you to do an unrelated laboratory course module (Monday to Thursday) in parallel.
You have finished all of your microbiology or biology master block modules, where you have gained profound theoretical and practical experience in microbiology, and now you are prepared for starting your master thesis? This course gives the chance to work on a 4-months lab project in our group as a warm-up for your master thesis.