2. Semester

Biophysics (Master: BC) 

The Biophysics module is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of biophysical methods used to study biochemical reactions and macromolecular complexes. A wide range of techniques will be explained with their physical background, including NMR, protein crystallography or microscopy methods. The module consists of lectures and seminars with 45-minute presentations by some students explaining a method of their choice.


Cellular Biochemistry (Master: BC) 

The biochemical foundations of cellular functions is taught, emphasizing metabolic processes and their role in diseases. Pathways, organelles, and regulatory mechanisms for maintaining metabolic balance are covered. The module consists of lectures and seminars with presentations by some students explaining paper covering recent developments in the covered areas.


Good Scientific Practice (Master: BC + Immuno) 

Here different aspects of scientific integrity are discussed. First, 4 lectures are given by several professors on how not to manipulate data, plagiarize, fraudulently use images etc. Besides awareness and possible ways of reporting observed misconduct, the consequences of doing so are explained. Then, students present 15-minute talks on important aspects of good scientific practice, such as keeping a good lab journal and avoiding plagiarism.


Method course II (Master: BC + Immuno) 

This module is composed of three weeks of laboratory work dealing with protein purification methods, basics of cloning techniques and the yeast two hybrid system. A protocol must be prepared for each week and the course ends with an exam.


Introduction in experimental animal techniques and bioethics (Master: BC + Immuno) 

In this module different animal models and their advantages and disadvantages are described. Moreover, alternatives of animal experiments like human experimental immune models and organoids are presented and discussed. There is also a lecture about legislation in animal welfare.