Physical Chemistry Basics of DNA and Genetic Information
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 2008/9
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
|available module versions|
|SS 2019||SS 2018||SS 2017||WS 2008/9|
PH2154 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Specific catalogue of special courses for Biophysics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||75 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH2154 in the version of WS 2008/9 was Günther Woehlke.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Information encoding in DNA; DNA topology and biological adaptations of topology; advanced topics of DNA replication and repair; gene expression and it regulation; genetic switches; systems biology of genomes
After successful attendance, the participants are able to judge the relevance of physical-chemical basics for storage, propagation and maintenance of genetic information. The module introduces current literature and current problems of the field.
Biophysics in cells; advanced knowledge of molecular biology and/or genetics.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VU||4||Physical chemistry basics of DNA and genetic information||Woehlke, G.||
Wed, 14:00–16:00, PH 3024
Learning and Teaching Methods
Lecture, exercises and current literature.
Lecture/script; possibly presentations
Phillips et al. (2013) Physical Biolog of the Cell. 2nd ed.
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.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.