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