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Major Translational Biology

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Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Wilfried Weber

Within the Major “Translational Biology” the students get familiar with the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills to translate results from fundamental research into application-oriented research. Based on a comprehensive overview of the diversity of applied biosciences, the participants will have the opportunity to focus on any of the following areas: Bioinformatics, Biomechanics and Bionics, Functional Proteomics, Plant Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology and Cell Culture Technology. The modular construction of biological systems with custom-tailored properties for biopharmaceutical and biomedical applications.

For comprehensive studies, these main topics can be complemented with suitable modules from other areas (for example biochemistry, evolutionary biology and ecology, genetics and molecular biology, microbiology, neurosciences, plant sciences or cell biology as well as from other areas upon agreement).
The broad scope of this program together with the focus on application-oriented research provides an ideal basis for a future career in both, academic and industrial research.

Content and structure of the M.Sc. Biology - Major Translational Biology

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Orientation module “Translational Biology” (OM-01)
  • Translating results from fundamental research into practical application
  • Special focus on the synergies between the different fields of research. Practical development of the process chain from the gene to the biopharmaceutical
9 ECTS
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  • Genetics & Developmental Biology (OM-02), or
  • Immunobiology (OM-03), or
  • Biochemistry & Microbiology (OM-04), or
  • Neuroscience (OM-05), or
  • Plant sciences (OM-06), or
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (OM-07)
9 ECTS
Orientation module offered by other Majors
  • Genetics & Developmental Biology (OM-02), or
  • Immunobiology (OM-03), or
  • Biochemistry & Microbiology (OM-04), or
  • Neuroscience (OM-05), or
  • Plant sciences (OM-06), or
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (OM-07)
9 ECTS

 

⇒ Module guide "Orientation Modules"

mandatory.png Quantitative Methods in Translational Biology (SP1-05) *
  • Theoretical foundations for quantitatively analyzing, describing and constructing biological systems
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Bioinformatics **
  • Practical experience into applied bioinformatics, focus on sequence analysis
9 ECTS
Mammalian and plant cell technology **
  • Foundations and applications of mammalian and plant cell technology for biopharmaceuticals production
9 ECTS
Proteomics **
  • Conceptual and technical approaches to the proteomic characterization of cancer cells
9 ECTS
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  • Another of the above listed elective modules A, oder
  • One of the elective modules offered by other Majors, oder
  • Laboratory internship, oder
  • Business internship (company, industry), oder
  • Modules offered by other faculties, oder
  • Modules offered by other universities (abroad)
9 ECTS

 

⇒ Module guide "Major modules I"

⇒ Module guide "Elective modules"


 

* Any mandatory 12 CP module from other majors in the M.Sc. Biology curriculum can be chosen provided that it is considered reasonable in combination with the other modules chosen in this major.

** Any elective 9 CP module from other majors in the M.Sc. Biology curriculum can be chosen provided that it is considered reasonable in combination with the other modules chosen in this major.

elective.png Biomechanics and Biomimetics
  • Functional morphology and mechanical properties of plants
  • Quantitative analysis and abstraction of principles found in the biological role models and transfer to technical applications
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Functional Proteomics and Biochemistry
  • Functional Proteomics strategies based on quantitative mass spectrometry
  • Study of membrane proteins, protein complexes and post-translationally modified proteins in the context of biological signaling and disease research.
21 ECTS
Plant Biotechnology
  • Enabling technologies (genome and proteome analysis)
  • generation and functional analysis of transgenic plants
  • production of complex recombinant biopharmaceuticals with moss bioreactors
21 ECTS
Synthetic Biology and Biochemistry
  • Synthetic Biology concepts, the design, modeling, implementation and testing of synthetic biologic systems (genetic and metabolic) with respect to biomedical applications.
21 ECTS
Project.png Project module
  • Preparation for Master thesis
9 ECTS

 

⇒ Module guide "Major modules II"

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  • 6 months research project in one of the groups participating in the Major Translational Biology
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Master thesis seminar
  • oral presentation of the results of the master thesis
6 ECTS

 

 


 

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