Lecture Series

The lectures are scheduled for Fridays at 09.00 am.

Lectures are held in seminar room E3 in the MPI-HLR building located at Ludwigstr.43.
Depending on the topic, lectures will be about 45-60 minutes long, plus discussion.

The lecture series consists of 40 lectures over two years and four written examinations. Aim is to provide a condensed recapitulation of basic knowledge on biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and physiology.

In addition, the lecture series gives students from different background the chance to achieve a knowledge level serving as a basis for a successful thesis.

Lecture Block 1

Department Speaker Date
Molecular Genetics (5)
Epigenetics Dept. I X. Yuan 21.Oct 2016
DNA replication and repair Dept. I J. Pöling 28.Oct 2016
Transcription Dept. I E. Bober 02.Dec 2016
Translation Dept. I A. Schneider 11. Nov 2016
Signal Transduction Dept. I T. Braun 29.Nov 2016 (Tuesday)
Cell Biology (5)
Biosynthesis of organelles Dept. I J. Pöling 16.Dec 2016
Nucleocytoplasmic transport Dept. I A. Schneider 20.Jan 2017
Regulation of Cell Death Dept. II B. Strilic 27.Jan 2017
Autophagocytosis and protein degradation Dept. I J. Kim 03.Feb 2017
Protein sorting and processing IRG Dobreva G. Dobreva 10.Feb 2017

Lecture Block 2

Department Speaker Date
Functional Organization of the Cell /
Immunology / Neurosciences (5)
Cell cycle Dept. I T. Braun Tuesday, 04.April 2017
Stem cells and Development Dept. III D. Stainier 07.April 2017
Cancer, tumor biology Dept. II T. Worzfeld 21. April 2017
Immunology, Infectious diseases -
principles of pathogenicity
Dept. I T. Braun 28. April 2017
Contractility Dept. III S. Reischauer 05.May 2017
Vascular System (4)
Vascular Function I
(endothelial system)
Dept. II B. Strilic 12. May 2017
Vascular Function II
(vascular smooth muscle)
Dept. II S. Offermanns 19. May 2017
Disease (atherosclerosis, hypertension etc.) Dept. II S. Offermanns 09. June 2017
Development (vasculogenesis / angiogenesis) Dept. III D. Stainier 27. June 2017
Blood (2)
Components, functions Dept. II N. Wettschureck 30. June 2017
Hemostasis and Thrombosis Dept. II N. Wettschureck 07. July 2017
WRITTEN EXAMINATION Friday, 28. July 2017

Lecture Block 3

Department Speaker Date
Heart (3)
Anatomy & Physiology – the cardiovascular system Dep.I J. Pöling 16.Oct 2015
Diseases and adaptations (heart failure,
myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathies
(hypertrophy, hyperplasia, etc.)
IRG Potente M. Potente 22. Jan 2016
Regeneration and repair Dep.I T. Braun 30.Oct. 2015
Lung (5)
Lung development Dep.III D. Stainier 06.Nov 2015
Anatomy Dep.IV R. Morty 13.Nov 2015
Gas exchange physiology Dep.IV R. Morty 20.Nov 2015
Pulmonary Circulation: Physiology and pathophysiology Dep.IV S. Pullamsetti 29. Jan 2016
Regeneration and repair Dep.IV K. Ahlbrecht 11. Dec 2015

Lecture Block 4

Department Speaker Date
Immune System (3)
Physiological basis of immune responses Dep.II N. Wettschureck 26.Feb 2016
Autoimmune diseases, Infectious diseases,
Dep.II N. Wettschureck 11 March 216
(new date)
Tumor immunology and therapy Dep.IV R. Savai 18.March 2016
Metabolism/ Metabolic system (3)
Function and dysfunction of the digestive tract Dep.II A. Sassmann 01.April 2016
(new date)
Adipocyte biology: from lean to obese Dep.II S. Tonack Spring 2016
Lipid metabolism and its disorders Dep.II S. Offermanns 15.April 2015
Endocrine System (2)
Pancreatic hormones (Diabetes mellitus) Dep.II A. Sassmann 22. April 2016
Hypothalamus-pituitary-(gonad, adrenal) system Dep.II T. Worzfeld 29.April 2016
Kidney (2)
Development, function Dep.I T. Böttger 27.May 2016
Diseases, pharmacotherapy Dep.I T. Böttger 03.June 2016
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