What are the principles of developmental biology

Current Developmental Biology (6 C, 4 SWS) [M.Bio.392]

Learning objectives / competencies:
In-depth knowledge of theoretical principles of developmental genetics, developmental biochemistry and developmental biology as well as the methodology for the analysis of morphogenetic and pattern formation processes. Understanding of the methods used to determine the function of developmental genes and the manipulation of embryos. Knowledge of databases for in silico sequence analysis and model system-specific databases. Basic insights into the evolution of development processes.

Exam requirements:
In-depth knowledge of the principles of developmental genetics, developmental biochemistry and developmental biology, in particular of morphogenetic and pattern formation processes with a focus on signal cascades and genetic networks that control developmental processes. Understanding the methods for identifying, analyzing and manipulating the function of developmental genes and development processes. Knowledge of different model systems and their respective strengths and disadvantages. Application of this knowledge to new scientific questions.

Lectures:
1st lecture: Developmental Genetics, Developmental Biochemistry, and Developmental Biology (2 SWS)
2nd tutorial: Exercises and deepening of the lecture content (1 SWS)
3rd seminar: Current topics in developmental biology (1 SWS)

Examination prerequisites
Seminar presentation on publication (approx. 20 min)

Module exam: Written exam (90 minutes)

entry requirements
Cannot be taken in combination with the key competence module M.Bio.321 or M.Bio.393.

Repeatability
Twice

Frequency of offers
Every winter semester

Duration
The module can be completed in one semester.

language
English;

Maximum number of students
5

Module coordinator
Prof. Dr. Ernst A. Wimmer