Curriculum

The Master program takes two years, divided into four semesters, and covers two major and one minor subject. The first, required, major is biochemistry, the second may be chosen from inorganic, organic or physical chemistry, or cell biology. For each major subject, students have to take three lecture courses and one laboratory course. The minor can be chosen from any subject in biochemistry, chemistry, or biology and comprises two lecture courses and one lab course. Course work should be completed within the first three semesters; the fourth semester is devoted to the master's thesis, a six-month research project in one of the participating labs. For a full description of the program, see here.

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T1SD-M
BC 5 L
Prof. Beckmann

Biochemistry 5 - This lecture course covers the life cycle of proteins from their birth and maturation to adult life and death. We focus on protein folding, modification,  sorting, and, finally, ...
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T1SE-MN
BC 6 L
Prof. Dr. Gaul

Biochemistry 6 - This lecture course introduces students to the most important model organisms used in modern research, including budding and fission yeast, worm, fly, Arabidopsis and mammals.  F...
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T1SF-M
BC 7 L
Prof. Hopfner, Prof. Halic

Biochemistry 7 - This lecture course provides a detailed overview of the molecular mechanisms underlying genome biology in pro-and eukaryotic cells. We discuss DNA replication and repair, cell cycle c...
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T1SA-M
BC PC
Instructors in Biochemistry

Research lab course in Biochemistry
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T1SB-M
BC PC Sem
Instructors in Biochemistry

Seminars in Biochemistry
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Summer break and winter break

P3 - Schedule and Exam Registration
Dr. Civril, Dr. Hohle

P3 Fundamentals in data analysis - The module will introduce basic quantitative skills essential for understanding modern methods in structural biology and functional genomics. The module covers the a...
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Summer break and winter break

P3 - course registration
Dr. Civril, Dr. Hohle

P3 Fundamentals in data analysis - The module will introduce basic quantitative skills essential for understanding modern methods in structural biology and functional genomics. The module covers the...
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Module P2: Main topic Biochemistry I - lectures

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Minor Molecular Cell Biology Description Links

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T1SH-MN
BC MCB L
Prof. Beckmann

Posttranscriptional gene regulation - After transcription, gene expression is significantly regulated at multiple levels.  Messenger RNAs are processed co- and post-transcriptionally, their expor...
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T1SF-MN
BC MCB L
Dr. Feldmann

The genetics of aging - The question why people age is an ancient one. Over the past two decades, scientists have begun to unravel the  mechanisms underlying aging, not only in humans but in many...
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18052
BC MCB PC
Prof. Beckmann

Molecular and Cellular Genetics - This lab course covers the principles of molecular and cellular genetics. The students carry out RNAi in tissue culture cells, GFP-tag proteins by homologous recombin...
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Module WP3: Molecular and Cellular Genetics

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Minor Structural Biochemistry Description Links

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T1ES-BMN
BC SB L
Prof. Hopfner

Structural Biology 1 - This lecture course teaches modern structural biology at an advanced level. We focus on methods to reveal the three-dimensional structure of proteins and multiprotein complexes,...
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spring break
T1FO-BMN
BC SB PC
Prof. Hopfner

Structural Biology lab course - Requirements: Passing of Structural Biology 1 exam This course covers X-ray crystallography by determining the crystal structures of two proteins using state-of-the-a...
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T1FL-BM
BC  SB Sem
Dr. Kostrewa

Structural Biology 2 - In this seminar, students will select, from a list of recent publications in top journals, a structural biology paper and present it to the class. They are expected to cover the...
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Minor Molecular System Biology Description Links

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T1WS-P
BC MSB L
Master BC students and PhDs
Prof. Gaul, Dr. Canzar

Molecular Systems Biology 1 - Transcriptional regulation - experiments and quantitative models - This course covers transcriptional regulation from a quantitative perspective (90 min lecture, 45 mi...
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BC MSB L
Master BC students and PhDs
Prof. Gaul, Dr. Canzar

Molecular Systems Biology 2 - In this seminar, students will select, from a list of important publications, a systems biology paper and present it to the class. They are expected to cover the scientif...
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Spring break
BC MSB PC
Prof. Gaul, Dr. Jung

Molecular Systems Biology lab course Prerequisite: Attendance of lecture course ‘Transcriptional Regulation’ In this 3-week practical course, the students will familiarize themselves wit...
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Special Courses Description Links

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T1SI-M
PhD and advanced Master's students
Dr. Berninghausen

Introduction to Single Particle Analysis - Electron microscopy. This laboratory course covers the principles of electron microscopy. In week 1, the students learn how to prepare samples and to work at...
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T1SK-M
PhD and advanced Master's students
Prof. Beckmann

Introduction to Single Particle Analysis - Image Analysis. After an initial Linux primer, students gain hands-on experience with single particle reconstruction software such as SPIDER, EMAN and IMAGIC...
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English for Biochemists

English for Biochemists - In this English course for students of Biochemistry you’ll be working on English language skills for practical work in the laboratory, for discussing and presenting s...
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R- course

Dr. Markus Hohle

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