NEW LECTURE in summer 2017: Microbial Genetics

BEGIN: Introduction on April 26th, 2016, 11:15, NC2/99

CONTENT: Modern genetics of microbes, usually bacteria. The aim is to introduce up-to-date concepts and qualify you for biotechnological applications. Furthermore, relevant knowledge from microbiology will be introduced to enable an improved understanding of the biological consequences of molecular genetics. 




Targeted student group: M.Sc. students in biochemistry (and chemistry) with an interest in genetics, microbiology or biotechnology; graduate students.

Study material: Suitable books and journal articles will be mentioned in the first lecture and on moodle.


Current lectures can be found here (Vorlesungsverzeichnis).

Lecture material can be found on the RUB blackboard.

Recent lectures include:

  • Organic Chemistry I (summer semester)
  • Organic Chemistry II (winter semester)
  • Enzyme Catalysis in Organic Synthesis: White Biotechnology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids and Proteins
  • Total Synthesis of Natural Products


Laboratory training for undergraduate students:

  • Practical courses for undergraduate students in chemistry and biochemistry.

If you are interested in joining our group for a Bachelor or Master thesis or preparatory undergraduate research projects, please contact us.

Students are enabled to pursue scientific projects with an ever increasing level of independence in an interdisciplinary environment.

Possible topics include one or more of the following techniques:

  • organic synthesis of small molecules for feeding studies
  • Semisynthesis of natural product derivatives
  • protein expression in diverse microbial hosts
  • protein purification
  • enzyme mutagenesis / enzymology / directed evolution
  • microbial fermentation and isolation of natural products