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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.

Module version of WS 2017/8

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
WS 2021/2WS 2020/1WS 2019/20WS 2018/9WS 2017/8WS 2010/1

Basic Information

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

This module description is valid to SS 2020.

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 in the version of WS 2017/8 was 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

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

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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