551-0102-01L  Fundamentals of Biology I

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersP. Kallio, M. Künzler, T. A. Beyer, M. Gstaiger, M. Kopf, R. Kroschewski, D. Ramseier, M. Stoffel, E. B. Truernit, A. Wutz, further lecturers
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentRegistrations via myStudies until 31.1.2018 at the latest. Subsequent registrations will not be considered.


551-0102-00 PGrundlagen der Biologie I
Das Praktikum wird durch alle Professoren des Departements Biologie unterstützt und durchgeführt.
8 hrs
Thu07:45-10:30HPL D 32 »
07:45-10:30HPL D 34 »
07:45-16:30HCI E 374 »
07:45-16:30HCI E 378 »
07:45-16:30HCI E 392 »
07:45-16:30HCI E 396 »
08:15-10:00LFW B 1 »
08:15-12:00LFV B 42.2 »
08:15-17:00LFW B 2 »
08:15-17:00LFW B 3 »
13:15-17:00LFW B 1 »
P. Kallio, M. Künzler, T. A. Beyer, M. Gstaiger, M. Kopf, R. Kroschewski, D. Ramseier, M. Stoffel, E. B. Truernit, A. Wutz, further lecturers

Catalogue data

AbstractThis 1st year Laboratory course introduces the student to the entire range of classical and modern molecular biosciences. During this course (Praktikum GL BioI) the students will do three praktikum days in:
- Biochemistry
- Cell Biology I
- Microbiology
- Plant Anantomy & Ecology
(total of 12 experiments)

Each experiment takes one full day.
ObjectiveIntroduction to theoretical and experimental biology

General Praktikum-information and course material can be obtained from Moodle

The general Praktikum information (Assignment list, Instructions and Schedule & Performance Sheet) will also be sent to the students directly (E-mail).
ContentThe class is divided into four blocks: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Plant biology & Ecology and Cell Biology I.

- TAQ Analysis (part 1): Protein purification
- TAQ Analysis (part 2): SDS-Gelelektrophoresis
- TAQ Analysis (part 3): Activity test of the purified protein

Day 1: Basics for the work with microorganisms & Isolation of microorganisms from the environment
Day 2: Morphology and diagnostics of bacteria & Antimicrobial agents
Day 3: Morphology of fungi & Microbial physiology and interactions

- Microscopy and plant cell anatomy
- Plant organ anatomy and gene expression
- Ecology

- Anatomy of mouse & Blood cell determination
- Histology
- Chromosome preparation and analysis
Lecture notesLaboratory manuals

- The protocols can be downloaded from: Moodle

- The protocols can be found from: Moodle
- You HAVE TO print the pdf-file, which is also used as the lab manual during the experiments. Therefore, you have to have the Script always with you, when doing the experiments in Microbiology.

- The protocols can be found from: Moodle

- The handouts of the experiments entitled "Histology" will be provided
- The protocols of "Anatomy of mouse & Blood cell determination" and "Chromosome preparation and analysis" can be found from: Moodle

Your attendance is obligatory and you have to attend all 12 Praktikum days of GL BioI. Absences are only acceptable if you are able to provide a Doctor’s certificate. The original Dr's certificate has to be given to PD Dr. P. Kallio (HCI F413) within five days of the absence of the Praktikum day.

If there will be any exceptional or important situations then you should directly contact the Director of Studies of D-Biol, who will decide if you are allowed to miss a Praktikum day or not.


1. Due to the increased number of students, the official Praktikum registration has to be done, using myStudies, preferably at the end of HS17 but not later than Sunday January 31, 2018.

2. Later registration is NOT possible and can NOT be accepted!

3. The course registration for FS2018 is usually possible at the end of Autumn semester 2017 and you will obtain an E-mail from the Rectorate when the course registration using myStudies is possible.

Extra Praktikum days have to be organized if more than 220 - 240 students will attend the Praktikum. The group division is random and the reserved Extra Praktikum days are:
- May 31, 2018
- June 4 - 5, 2018

The Praktikum GL BioI will take place during the following days and therefore, you have to make sure already now that you will not have any other activities / commitments during these days:

PRAKTIKUM DAYS FS18 (Thursdays):

- 22.2.2018
- 1.3
- 8.3
- 15.3
- 22.3
- 29.3

Eastern & Spring vacation: 30.3 - 8.4.2018

- 12.4
- 19.4
- 26.4
- 3.5
- 17.5
- 24.5


- 31.5.2018
- 4.6
- 5.6

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersP. Kallio, T. A. Beyer, M. Gstaiger, M. Kopf, R. Kroschewski, M. Künzler, D. Ramseier, M. Stoffel, E. B. Truernit, A. Wutz
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationIhre Anwesenheit ist an allen 12 Praktikumstagen obligatorisch. Abwesenheiten werden nur bei Vorliegen eines ärztlichen Attests akzeptiert. Über Ausnahmen in besonders dringenden Fällen entscheidet der Studiendelegierte des D-BIOL.

Learning materials

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No information on groups available.


End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 31.01.2018

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