Elective modules - extension topics

Extension Topics

You can choose among 19 different extension topics.

If you choose option 1 for your compulsory elective modules you have to select one extension topic in addition to your chosen main topic and the mandatory modules.

If you choose option 2 for your compulsory elective modules you have to select three extension topics in addition to the mandatory modules. Please note that it is your responsibility to avoid incompatibilities due to concurrent courses with mandatory attendance! This can be an issue and, given the flexibility and interdisciplinarity of our program, we cannot offer help once this problem arises. Please plan ahead of time.

Almost all extension topics are composed in the following way (exceptions for Neurobiology and Informatics see below):

  • Practical course module (9 ECTS Points)
    All-day course lasting four weeks; at the end of the course you will prepare a final written report; some extension topics have practical block courses (Molecular and Cellular genetics, Structural Biology, Immunology and others); schedules and registration regulations for these block courses will be announced at the LSF
  • Lecture module (6 ECTS Points)
    6 ECTS points have to be acquired; usually you have to attend two lectures or one lecture and one seminar with 3 ECTS points each; the precise content for each topic is detailed below. You can courses offered during the current semester at the LSF Uni-München here: https://lsf.verwaltung.uni-muenchen.de
    There are oral exams for extension topics in Chemistry, all other lectures have written exams.

 

Molecular System Biology:

WP 1   (lectures, written exam, requirement for WP 11)
WP 10 (seminar course, oral presentation)
WP 11 (practical course, )

WP 1 WP 10: Lectures for this module

One lecture and a seminar are offered:

main instructor

LSF code

lecture name

WS / SS

room & time

Prof. Dr. U. Gaul

T1VD-M

WP 1: Vorlesung aus der molekularen Systembiologie, description

WS

K02.045

Prof. Dr. U. Gaul

T1VC-M

WP 10: Fachspezifisches Seminar aus der Molekularen Systembiologie, description

SS

K02.045

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is a written exam for the lecture; a grade is also given for the seminar. Both grades contribute equally to the block.

WP 11: Practical course

There is an organized practical laboratory course with a grade (9ECTS).  

LSF code

course name

WS / SS

room & time

T1VB-MN

WP 11: Molekulare Systembiologie Forschungspraktikum, description

 

 

 

 

Structural Biology:

WP 2   (lecture, written exam, requirement for WP 13)
WP 12 (seminar course, oral presentation, )
WP 13 (practical course)

WP 2 and WP 12: Lectures for this module

One lecture and a seminar are offered:

main instructor

LSF code

lecture name

WS / SS

room & time

 

T1SD

WP2: Structural Biology 1, description

WS

A4.01, Mo 12:00 c.t.

 

T1SE

WP12: Structural Biology 2, description

SS

A4.01, Mo 12:00 c.t.

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is a written exam for the lecture.

WP 13: Practical course

There is an organized practical laboratory course with a grade (9ECTS). 

LSF code

course name

WS / SS

room & time

T1SB

WP 13: Structural Biology Lab Course, description

WS, lecture-free time (check registration & dates online)

A4.01, 9:00 c.t.

 

 

Molecular and Cellular Genetics:

WP 3 (2 lectures, 1 written module exam) 
WP 14 (practical course)

WP3: Lectures for this module

Two lectures are offered, both are part of the exam: Exam date.

main instructor

LSF code

lecture name

WS / SS

room & time

Beckmann

T1GE

Posttranscriptional gene regulation, description

WS

Lynen-HS, We 1 pm

Feldmann

T1GD

Genetics of Ageing, description

SS

Lynen-HS, Tue 10 am

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

WP14: Practical course:

 

There is an organized practical laboratory course with a grade (9ECTS).

LSF code

course name

WS / SS

room & time

T1GA

Molecular and Cellular Genetics Practical course, description

WS

2017: starts first week of October, Fraunhoferstr.

 

 

Genetics:                              

WP 4 (1 lecture, 1 Seminar)
WP 15 (practical course)

WP 4: Lectures for this module

One lecture and a seminar are offered:

main instructor

LSF code

lecture name

WS / SS

room & time

Parniske

check

Plant Molecular Biology

SS

Mon, 10:00-12:00

Room G00.031

Brachmann

check

Literature Seminar series (Seminar)

SS

Mon, 17:30-19:15

Room C00.013

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is a written exam for the lecture; a grade is also given for the seminar. Both grades contribute equally to the block.

 WP 15: Practical course

There is no organized practical laboratory course. Please negotiate a laboratory rotation (9 ECTS) with one of the principal investigators in Genetics. You will also attend the group seminars and present your work. A final written report is prepared no later than two months after the end of the laboratory rotation. A grade is given for the block.

LSF code

course name

WS / SS

room & time

 

Genetics laboratory rotation

 

 

 

 

Human Biology:                   

WP 5 (2 lectures or seminar, written module exam)
WP 16 (practical course)

WP 6: Lectures for this module

Two blocks of lectures and/or seminar are offered: You can either choose to follow the lectures “Epigenetics” and “Methods in Epigenetics” or you can attend the lecture “Human Biology” and the Seminar “Molecular oncology”.  You canNOT mix items from different blocks!

The following lectures are offered:

main instructor

LSF code

lecture name

WS / SS

room & time

Meilinger, Leonhardt

 check

Epigenetics

SS

Monday, 16:00 – 17:30

G00.001

Leonhardt

check

Methods in Epigenetics, Cell biology and Human Biology

WS

Monday, 16:00 – 17:30

G00.001

Meilinger, Leonhardt,

 check

Human Biology (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly)

SS

Thursday, 8:30 – 10:00

G00.001

Meilinger,

Leonhardt

check

Seminar: Molecular Oncology

WS+SS

Will be arranged, please check  (block course)

WP16: Practical course

There is a series of organized practical laboratory courses, but space is limited. Please attend the organization session of Dr. Daniela Meilinger (summer term 2017: Monday, May 8th, 17.45 after the “Epigenetics” lecture) and make your interests and study plans known to her. Once you have been attributed space in one of the practical courses, you may sign up via the LSF system. Please be aware that due to the limited space no exceptions to this rule are possible!

Note: Courses are listed with 6 ECTS for biology students in the LSF. Biochemistry students will be assigned additional work to reach 9 ECTS points.   

LSF code

course name

WS / SS

room & time

check

Embryonic stem cells

WS

See LSF

check

Tumorepigenetics

SS

See LSF

check

DNA Demethylation

SS

See LSF

check

Bioimaging

SS

See LSF

 

 

Molecular Plant Sciences:

WP 6 (2 lectures, written module exam)
WP 17 (practical course)

WP 6: Lectures for this module

Blocks of one lecture and a seminar are offered for each semester; you canNOT mix items from the winter term with those from the summer term! Thus, the winter term lecture “Current topics in plant sciences” must be combined with the seminar “Design of experiments in plant sciences”, while for the summer term the lecture “Interactions of plants and environment” must be combined with the seminar “Molecular biology and genetic engineering”.

main instructor

LSF code

lecture name

WS / SS

room & time

Leister

check

Lecture: Current topics in plant sciences

WS

D 00.013 Mo 11:30-13:00 Uhr

Leister

check

Seminar: Design of experiments in plant sciences

WS

See LSF

Leister

check

Lecture: Interactions of plants and environment

SS

G 00.001
Mo 10-11:30 Uhr

Leister

check

Seminar: Molecular biology and genetic engineering

SS

G00.001 12:15-13:15

Prerequisites for certain lectures:  none

There is a written exam for the lecture; a grade is also given for the seminar. Both grades contribute equally to the block.

WP17: Practical course

Practical work is performed as a laboratory rotation in one of the research teams (9ECTS). Please contact Prof. Dr. D. Leister for details.

LSF code

course name

WS / SS

room & time

 

Molekular-pflanzenwissenschaftliches Forschungspraktikum

 

 

 

 

Immunology:                      

WP 7 (2 lectures, written module exam)
WP 18 (practical course)

WP 7: Lectures in this module

Lecture:

Instructor(s)

LSF code

Title

WS / SS

Room & Time

Baumjohann, Brocker, Heissmeyer, Klein, Kranich, Krug, Obst

check

Immunology I

WS

BMC, N02.011

Mo 16.15

Baumjohann, Brocker, Heissmeyer, Klein, Kranich, Krug, Obst

check

Immunology II

SS

BMC, N02.011

Mo 16.15

Passing of the exam of Immunology I or II is necessary for participation in the Practical Course. If there are more applicants than places, the best students of the first exam will be selected.

WP 18: Practical course

For the practical work, a block course is now offered (once per year, first time: 13.03.-30.03. 2017). Passing the examination of the lecture Immunology I or II is required.

To apply for the practical course, please send an email before December 20 of the previous year to: sekretariat.immunologie@med.uni-muenchen.de

Instructor(s)

LSF code

Name

WS / SS

room & time

Baumjohann, Brocker, Heissmeyer, Klein, Kranich, Krug, Obst

check

Immunology Practical Course

(three weeks)

WS

Biozentrum

D00.017

In addition to the course, one of the seminars offered by the Institute of Immunology must be attended as well. The seminar and the practical course together result in 9 ECTS points. Participation and protocols will be evaluated.

You have to choose one of the following seminars:

choice

Instructor

LSF Code

Title

WS / SS

Room

 

Krug

check

Immunopharmakologie

(zweiwöchentlich, Mi 16:30)

WS+SS

Med. Klinik, Ziemssenstr. 1

 

Obst

check

The Experimental Basis of Immunology (weekly, Mo 18:00)

WS+SS

BMC, NB 00.005

 

Baumjohann

check

T Cell Differentiation and Function

(compact course)

WS+SS

BMC, NB 00.005

 

Heissmeyer

check

T Cell Signaling

(compact course)

WS

BMC, NB 00.005

 

Klein

check

Immunological Tolerance

(compact course)

SS

BMC, NB 00.005

 

Obst

check

Immunological Memory

(compact course)

WS

BMC, NB 00.005

The students' participation and presentations will be evaluated. For participation please send an email to the instructor. Further information can be found at

http://www.immunologie.med.uni-muenchen.de/teaching/courses/index.html

 

 

Cell Biology:                          

WP 19 (2 lectures, six lectures are offered, see Main Topic Cell Biology, you have to choose two, written module exam)
WP 33 (practical course)

 

 

Microbiology:                       

WP 20 (2 lectures, five lectures are offered, you have to choose two, written module exam)
WP 34 (practical course)

 

WP 20: Lectures for this module

 

Five lectures are offered and two of them have to be chosen for the exam:

main instructor

LSF code

lecture name

WS / SS

room & time

Bramkamp, Klingl

check

Bacterial Cell Biology

SS

 

Jung, Jung

check

Microbial Physiology

(every second WS, alternating with lecture below)

WS

 

Jung, Papenfort

check

Molecular environmental microbiology and developmental responses (every second WS)

WS

 

Jung, Weiß

check

Medizinische Mikrobiologie

(only in German)

SS

 

Falter-Braun

check

Prokaryote-Eukaryote Interactions

WS

 

 

Prerequisites for certain lectures:  none

There is a combined written exam for the lectures; one grade is given for the entire block.

 

WP 34: Practical course

There is no organized practical laboratory course. Please negotiate a laboratory rotation (9 ECTS) with one of the principal investigators in Microbiology. You will also attend the group seminars and present your work. A final written report is prepared no later than two months after the end of the laboratory rotation. A grade is given for the block.

 

LSF code

course name

WS / SS

room & time

 

Microbiology laboratory course

WS + SS

 

 


Virology:                               

WP 21 (2 lectures)
WP 35 (practical course)

  

WP 21: Lectures for this module

Two lectures are offered:

main instructor

LSF code

lecture name

WS / SS

room & time

Brack-Werner, Kempkes, Nitschko

 check

Molecular Virology (part I)

WS

see LSF

Brack-Werner, Kempkes, Nitschko

check

Molecular Virology (part II)

SS

see LSF

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is a written exam for the lectures.

WP 35:  Practical course

1. Please arrange for a laboratory rotation in a virology research team and write a short proposal (max. 1 page) together with your supervisor. The proposal should comprise a short introduction, summarize the goals and describe the methods to be applied. Please also include the contact information for both the student and the supervisor. The proposal has to be submitted to Prof. Brack-Werner for approval before starting the work.

2. The internship duration is at least 3 weeks full-time. You must give a presentation of your results to the team at the end of your internship.

3. You must write a detailed protocol. The final version, approved by your supervisor, must be sent to Prof. Brack-Werner.

4. The supervisor will propose a grade to Prof Brack-Werner, this is based on your performance in the lab, the written protocol and the presentation. Prof. Brack-Werner may discuss the grade with your supervisor.

5. At the end, Prof. Brack-Werner notifies the Biochemistry student office that you accomplished the practical course and she communicates the grade obtained.  

 LSF code

 

course name

WS / SS

room & time

 

Virologisches Forschungspraktikum

 WS + SS

 

 

 

Evolutionary Biology:         

WP 22 (2 lectures, written module exam)
WP 36 (practical course)

  

extention topic not available yet; "under construction" - check again next semester!

 


Fundamentals in Neuroscience:                      

WP XX (2 lectures, written module exam)
WP XY (practical course)

WP XX: Lectures for this module

The following two lectures are offered, both are required. Please note that for this extension topic, the lecture credits represent 12 ECTS.

main instructor

LSF code

lecture name

WS / SS

room & time

Busse, Glasauer et al.

 check

P1.1 Fundamentals in Neuroscience I

(lecture is twice per week)

WS

Mo + Thu 9.00-10.30

B01.019

Busse, Glasauer et al.

 check

P6.1 Fundamentals in Neuroscience II

(lecture is twice per week)

SS

Mo + Thu 9.00-10.30

D00.003

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

A written exam is given for the lectures.

WP XY: Practical course

The Biology department offers participation in two week block courses (3 ECTS) for a limited number of students from our program. You need to take part in only one of these. As a rule of thumb, 4 slots per semester will be provided. Please write an email to Dr. Kaiser (master-neurosci@lmu.de) and register for the course. In the winter term, your email must be sent no later than the last day of lectures before the Christmas break. In the summer term, Dr. Kaiser needs your registration by April 15th. He will then try to match your interests with the available slots. Please be aware that the registration does not yet guarantee you will obtain a slot! Confirmation will be given by the organizers only.

LSF code

course name

WS / SS

room & time

check

Block course “Practical aspects of Neuroscience” (3 ECTS)

 WS+SS

to be arranged, see above

 

 

 Informatics:                          

WP 24 or WP 25 or WP 26 or WP 39 (each 1 lectures and 1 tutorial, written exam – each module 6 ECTS points)
WP 38 (one lecture and one tutorial, written exam, 9 ECTS points)

 

  

Bioinformatics:                          

this topic is offered as a "fachspezifische Ergänzung"; in practical terms that has no consequence for you, we can explain the details if you really want to know why this is the case.But you don't need to worry about this.

Two lecture tracks are offered, one at the beginner level and one at the advanced level (in italics). The intention is to combine the entry level lectures with the entry level practical course and accordingly for the advanced level.

main instructor

LSF code

lecture name

WS / SS

room & time

 

 check

Einführung in die Bioinformatik I + Übung

WS

check online

 

 check

Algorithmische Bioinformatik I + Übung

SS

check online

Two practical courses are offered, one at entry level and one at an advanced level (italics). If you intend to pursue the advanced level course, please contact the instructors for an assessment of your programming skills.  

 

LSF code

course name

WS / SS

room & time

 check

Programmierpraktikum Bioinformatik

 WS

check online

 check

Praktikum genomorientierte Bioinformatik (requires knowledge of Java and script-languages)

WS

check online

 

Biological Chemistry:          

WP 42 (2 lectures, oral exam)
WP 43 (practical course)

 

WP 42: Lectures for this module

Two lectures are offered, both are part of the exam:

main instructor

LSF code

lecture name

WS / SS

room & time

Carell

T1O1

Vorlesungen aus der Biologischen Chemie:

Basics of Cloning, Genomics and Proteomics

WiSe

 

Carell

T1O2

Vertiefende Themen aus der Biologischen Chemie:

Koenzyme und Biosynthesen

SoSe

 

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is a combined oral exam for the lectures; one grade is given for the entire block.

WP 43: Practical course

There is an organized practical laboratory course with a grade (9ECTS).  

LSF code

course name

WS / SS

room & time

T1OX

Biologisch-chemisches Forschungspraktikum

SoSe

 

 

Inorganic Chemistry:          

WP 44 (2 lectures, oral exam)
WP 45 (practical course)

 

WP44: Lectures for this module

You need to choose two lectures among the following:

main instructor

LSF code

lecture name

WS / SS

room & time

Karaghiosoff, Klapötke

T1ID

Aktuelle anorganische Molekülchemie

SoSe

 

Johrendt

T1IE

Aktuelle Festkörperchemie

WiSe

 

Klüfers

T1IF

Aktuelle Koordinationschemie

WiSe

 

Bräuniger

T1IG-1

Moderne NMR-Spektroskopie an Festkörpern

SoSe

 

Karaghiosoff

T1IG-2

Moderne NMR-Spektroskopie in Flüssigkeiten

WiSe/SoSe

 

Daumann

T1IG-3

Spektroskopische Methoden in der Bioanorganischen Chemie

WiSe

 

Karaghiosoff, Stierstorfer

T1IZ-1

Aktuelle Chemie der Nichtmetalle

WiSe/SoSe

 

Böttcher

T1IZ-2

Metallorganische Chemie der Übergangsmetalle

WiSe/SoSe

 

Karaghiosoff, Klapötke

T1IZ-3

Fluorverbindungen der Nichtmetalle

SoSe

 

Kornath, Klapötke

T1IZ-4

Supersäurechemie: Synthese und Analytik

WiSe/SoSe

 

Sünkel

T1IZ-5

Einführung in die Wasserchemie

WiSe

 

Klapötke

T1IZ-6

Chemistry of High-Energy Materials

WiSe/SoSe

 

Hoch

T1IZ-7

Einführung in die Chemie intermetallischer Phase

SoSe

 

Lotsch

T1IZ-8

Prinzipien der Nanochemie und Funktionale Materialien

WiSe/SoSe

 

Böttcher

T1IZ-9

Biometallorganische Chemie

WiSe/SoSe

 

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is an oral exam covering the lectures you have chosen. Please register for the exam via LSF, and afterwards personally at the Chemistry Dept. Student’s office F5.018.

WP 45: Practical course

There is no organized practical laboratory course. Please negotiate a laboratory rotation (9 ECTS) with one of the principal investigators in inorganic chemistry. You will also attend the group seminars and present your work. A final written report is prepared no later than two months after the end of the laboratory rotation. A grade is given for the block.

LSF code

course name

WS / SS

room & time

T1IB

Inorganic Chemistry laboratory course

WiSe + SoSe

 

T1IC

Laboratory seminar

WiSe + SoSe

 

 

Organic Chemistry:             

WP 46 (2 lectures, oral exam)
WP 47 (practical course)

 

WP 46: Lectures for this module

You need to choose two lectures among the following:

main instructor

LSF code

lecture name

WS / SS

room & time

Ofial

T1OD

Physikalisch-organische Chemie

WiSe

 

Ofial

T1OE

Heterocyclen- und Naturstoffchemie

SoSe

 

Trauner

T1OF

Moderne Synthesemethoden

WiSe

 

Trauner

T1OG

Synthesestrategien

WiSe

 

Hoffmann-Röder

T1OH

Zuckerchemie

SoSe

 

Zipse

T1OI

Reaktive Zwischenstufen

SoSe

 

Carell

T1OJ

Basics of Cloning, Genomics and Proteomics

WiSe

 

Carell, Kellner

T1OK

Coenzyme und Biosynthesen

SoSe

 

Linser

T1OL

Multi-dimensionale NMR Spektroskopie zur Strukturaufklärung großer Moleküle

WiSe

 

Trapp

T1OS

Supramolekulare Chemie

WiSe

 

Knochel, Didier

T1OZ

spezielle Vorlesungen aus der OC

SoSe

 

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is an oral exam covering the lectures you have chosen. Please register for the exam via LSF, and afterwards personally at the Chemistry Dept. Student’s office F5.018.

WP 47: Practical course

There is no organized practical laboratory course. Please negotiate a laboratory rotation (9 ECTS) with one of the principal investigators in organic chemistry. You will also attend the group seminars and present your work. A final written report is prepared no later than two months after the end of the laboratory rotation. A grade is given for the block.

LSF code

course name

WS / SS

room & time

T1OB

Organic Chemistry laboratory course

WiSe + SoSe

 

T1OC

Laboratory seminar

WiSe + SoSe

Wieland, Mo. 11 ct

 

Physical Chemistry:            
 

WP 48 (2 lectures, oral exam)
WP 49 (practical course)

 

WP 48: Lectures for this module

You need to choose two lectures among the following:

main instructor

LSF code

lecture name

WS / SS

room & time

Bein

T1PD

Energieumwandlung

SoSe

 

Fattakhova-Rohlfing

T1PE

Elektrochemie

WiSe

 

Döblinger

T1PF

Elektronenmikroskopie

SoSe

 

Hartschuh

T1PG

Optische Mikroskopiemethoden

WiSe

 

Lamb

T1PI

Fluoreszenzspektroskopie

SoSe

 

Hartschuh, Riedle

T1PJ

Laserspektroskopie

SoSe

 

Wintterlin

T1PK

Heterogene Katalyse

WiSe

 

Wintterlin

T1PL

Oberflächenphysik

WiSe

 

Bein

T1PM

Nanowissenschaften

WiSe

 

 

T1PZ

spezielle Vorlesungen aus der PC

 

 

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is an oral exam covering the lectures you have chosen. Please register for the exam via LSF, and afterwards personally at the Chemistry Dept. Student’s office F5.018.

WP 49: Practical course

There is no organized practical laboratory course. Please negotiate a laboratory rotation (9 ECTS) with one of the principal investigators in physical chemistry. You will also attend the group seminars and present your work. A final written report is prepared no later than two months after the end of the laboratory rotation. A grade is given for the block.

LSF code

course name

WS / SS

room & time

T1PA

Physical Chemistry laboratory course

WiSe + SoSe

 

T1PC

Laboratory seminar

WiSe + SoSe

 

 

Theoretical Chemistry:       

WP 50 (2 lectures, oral exam, will be announced)
WP 51 (practical course)

WP 50: Lectures for this module

You need to choose two lectures among the following:

main instructor

LSF code

lecture name

WS / SS

room & time

de Vivie-Riedle

T1TD

Molekulardynamik

SoSe

 

de Vivie-Riedle

T1TE

Quantendynamik

WiSe

 

Burow

T1TF

Dichtefunktionaltheorie

SoSe

 

Ebert

T1TG

Theoretische Festkörperchemie

WiSe

 

Ochsenfeld

T1TH

Linear-skalierende quantenchemische Methoden

SoSe

 

 

T1OZ

spezielle Vorlesungen aus der TC

 

 

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is an oral exam covering the lectures you have chosen. Please register for the exam via LSF, and afterwards personally at the Chemistry Dept. Student’s office F5.018.

WP 51: Practical course

You can select the practical course either as a laboratory rotation (T1TA) with one of the principal investigators in theoretical chemistry or as an organized course (T1FK). For T1TA, you will also attend the group seminars and present your work. A final written report is prepared no later than two months after the end of the laboratory rotation. A grade is given for the block.

LSF code

course name

WS / SS

room & time

T1TA

Theoretical Chemistry laboratory rotation

WiSe + SoSe

 

T1FK

Lab course: Computational Chemistry

WiSe + SoSe

 

T1PC

Laboratory seminar

WiSe + SoSe

 

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