Fundamentals of biology & microbiology

Course contents
  • o Chemical fundamentals of life
    - Structure and function of biological macromolecules
    - Structure and function of cells and biological membranes
    - Fundamentals of metabolism - enzymes
    - Fundamentals of heredity: Meiosis and sexual reproduction
    - From gene to protein: Molecular fundamentals of heredity

    o Cultivation and media
    - Growth control: Sterilisation, antibiotics
    - Metabolic pathways: Fundamentals and special metabolic performances
    - Familiarisation with metabolic principles and selected technically relevant metabolic pathways and products
    - Microbial diversity
    - Bacterial genetics
    - Importance of microbiology for medicine and engineering