Training: Course Program

Methods Seminars and Courses

Methods seminars and courses are intended to provide insights into advanced and expert techniques. Depending on the concept of each course, it includes theoretical and practical content.

Flow Cytometry Seminar

Flow Cytometry experiments require careful consideration of many aspects; on the instrument side, the choice of dyes, biological context and staining procedures to receive optimal sensitivity. We will have a look into ways to optimize the experiment to receive best resolution.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Half-day course on the basics of NMRI.

The course includes theoretical background and experimental work on the machine.


The course will give an overview about bioinformatics and contains practical work. Course is recommended for those students, who require a bioinformatical background for their project.

Transgenic Animal Models

 The seminar provides insights on the basics of how to create transgenic mouse models and other transgenic animals. 

RNA und DNA Sequencing

The seminar provides an overview on the basic of sequencing technologies.

Statistics Seminar

Course Content:

  • High content data in biology: Technologies, Chances and Challenges
  • Data description in one, two and many dimensions
  • Data exploration (clustering)
  • Statistical hypothesis testing: What it does and what it can't do
  • Statistical testing for high dimensional data
  • The lectures will be accompanied by a series of exercises that will be solved together

The targeted nuclease revolution: biology and applications

Learn about TALEN and CRISPR/ Cas-based methods for genome engeneering.

Confocal Microscopy

Learn about confocal microscopy and possible applications. Hands-on session in the afternoon.

Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry

Learn the basics about Mass Spectrometry and how to use the technology for your scientific question.

Kardiovaskuläre Pathologie

In cooperation with the JLU Giessen, a 3 week seminar on "Kardiovaskuläre Pathologie, Molekularpathologie und deren klinische Implikationen" is offered. Please find more information here:

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