Selected Topics in Molecular and Cell Biology

Module PH2110

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

PH2110 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 140 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2110 is Günther Woehlke.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Molecular and chemical basis of biological processes (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids); basics of physical chemistry; obtaining biochemical compounds in the laboratory (protein purification, protein analytics, protein synthesis with molecular biology methods); bioenergetics; selected topics in molecular cell biology

Learning Outcome

Knowledge of biochemical composition of living organisms and the nature of its components; ability to grasp quantitative connections of growth an maintainance of living cells; knowledge of essential laboratory methods; preview on timely research problems



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Lecture, script, execises


lecture, seminar


to be announced

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.