Motivating young people to become interested in STEM subjects that are science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and promoting talented school kids is one of our heart projects. We are partner of ZdI – Zukunft durch Innovation - organizing two-day microbiology courses at schools in Düsseldorf. The introduction to microbiology is a very important part of our teaching segment at the HHU.
We offer practical projects in the lab where you have the opportunity to work on current microbiological and bioinformatic topics from basic research to the applied sciences. We also offer projects via the research internship program for undergraduate students of CEPLAS and the preparation module for Biologie PLUS/International students. Furthermore, we offer practical as well as theoretical Bachelor and Master theses. For more information about our ongoing research topics please visit at our research page. Since June 2018 we are also working together with the ZdI to educate children all over Düsseldorf in microbiology.
Bio240 - Microbiology
The students learn to describe the basic properties of microorganisms. They acquire basic knowledge of the structure, taxonomy, genetics, and metabolism of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Further, the students understand basic techniques for the cultivation and phenotype testing of microorganisms as far as they can be used in experiments to apply.
V-Modul 504 - Big Data Biology
The students learn the basics of the programming language Python or R. They are able to analyze data reproducibly with the help of the programming language Python or R, evaluate the results statistically, and then interpret the data. They will learn how to assess and analyze data and present the most important findings in a publication-ready form.
M-Modul 4452 - Integrative Topics in Microbiology (ITiM)
Students learn the concepts and methods of modern microbial science and are capable of using them. They have adopted genetic, molecular biological, and biochemical techniques and can apply these techniques independently. Students are familiar with the major scientific equipment and are capable of using the instruments precisely and independently.
M-Modul 4455 - Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology
The students can describe and apply the theoretical and practical principles and strategies of synthetic biology and systems biotechnology in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems (fungi, yeasts, plants and animals). They learn to implement new synthetic biology technologies and approaches, including new cloning methods and synthetic molecular switches, and can construct signaling, optogenetic and metabolic networks for fundamental research and biotechnological applications.
M-Modul 4461 Integrative Topics in Cell Biology (ITiCB)
Students learn the concepts and methods of modern cell biology and are capable of using them. They have adopted genetic, cell, molecular biological and biochemical techniques and can apply these techniques independently. Students are familiar with the major scientific equipment and are capable of using the instruments precisely and independently.