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Elective Modules - Extension Topics

You can choose among 19 different extension topics.

  • If you choose option 1 for your compulsory elective modules you have to select one extension topic in addition to your chosen main topic and the mandatory modules.
  • If you choose option 2 for your compulsory elective modules you have to select three extension topics in addition to the mandatory modules. Please note that it is your responsibility to avoid incompatibilities due to concurrent courses with mandatory attendance! This can be an issue and, given the flexibility and interdisciplinarity of our program, we cannot offer help once this problem arises. Please plan ahead of time.

Almost all extension topics are composed in the following way:
(exceptions for Neurobiology and Informatics see below)

  • Practical course module (9 ECTS Points)
    All-day course lasting four weeks; at the end of the course you will prepare a final written report; some extension topics have practical block courses (Molecular and Cellular genetics, Structural Biology, Immunology and others); schedules and registration regulations for these block courses will be announced at the LSF.
  • Lecture module (6 ECTS Points)
    6 ECTS points have to be acquired; usually you have to attend two lectures or one lecture and one seminar with 3 ECTS points each; the precise content for each topic is detailed below. You can find courses offered during the current semester at the LSF Uni-München.
    There are oral exams for extension topics in Chemistry, all other lectures have written exams.

Biochemistry | Innate Immunity and Inflammation

The topic is offerd as "Subject specific Extension Topic in Biochemistry" (fachspezifische Ergänzung in Biochemie). You can find the topic in the lsf catalog under Optional Minor Subjects under Subject specific Extension Topic in Biochemistry. You can combine the extension topic Innate Immunity & Inflammation with all other extension topics (even Immunology) but not with the extension topic Bioinformatics (also listed under Subject specific Extension Topic in Biochemistry).

WP 41 Innate immunity and inflammation - lectures (6 ECTS)

WP 41.1 Innate immunity and inflammation - lecture
WP 41.2 Innate immunity and inflammation - seminar series

main
instructor     
WS / 
SS      
lecture nameLSF coderoom & time
Hornung,
Bernhagen,
Uhlenhaut
WS
2 SWS
WP 41.1 Innate immunity and inflammation
description / schedule-Moodle
T1QC-M K01.045, BioSysM,
Wed 10s.t.-11:30
Hornung SS
2 SWS
WP 41.2 Seminar series
description / schedule-Moodle
T1Y1-M K01.045, BioSysM,
Wed 10s.t.-11:30

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

Module exam

Written exam (90 min); graded;
The written exam for module WP 41 will be held twice a year at the end of each semester;
The exam will cover the Innate immunity and inflammation lecture from the past winter semester and the seminar series from the past summer semester.
Next exam: 11.07.2018, 10:00am, K01.045

Please register for the module exam using the lsf

WP 40 Innate Immunity and inflammation - practical course (9 ECTS)

There is an organized practical laboratory course with a grade.

WS /
SS     
course nameLSF coderoom & time
WS WP40 Innate immunity and inflammation - practical course,
description / registration, schedule-Moodle
T1HJ-M 10.09.2018 - 28.09.2018    
Frauenhoferstr.12, Martinsried

Biochemistry | Molecular and Cellular Genetics

WP 3 Molecular and cellular genetics - lectures (6 ECTS)

WP 3.1 Posttranscriptional gene regulation
WP 3.2 Genetic control of complex processes

main instructorWS /  SSlecture nameLSF coderoom & time
Beckmann WS
2 SWS
WP 3.1 Posttranscriptional gene regulation, description / schedule-Moodle T1GE Lynen-LH, We 13:00
Feldmann SS
2 SWS
WP 3.2 Genetics of ageing, description / schedule-Moodle T1GD Lynen-LH, Tue 10:00

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

Module exam

Written exam (90 min); graded;
The written exam for module WP 3 will be held twice a year at the end of each semester;
The exam will cover the PTGR lecture from the past winter semester and Genetics of ageing lecture from the past summer semester.
Next exam: 23.07.2018, 10:00-12:00, Lynen lecture hall

Please register for the module exam using the lsf

WP 14 Molecular and Cellular Genetics - practical course (9 ECTS)

There is an organized practical laboratory course with a grade.

WS / SScourse nameLSF coderoom & time
WS

WP 14 Molecular and cellular genetics - practical course,
description / registration, scedule-Moodle

registration period 15.05.2018-15.07.2018 in Moodle

T1GA 2018: 17.09. - 12.10.18, Fraunhoferstr., Martinsried

 

 

Biochemistry | Structural Biology

WP 2 (lecture, written exam, requirement for WP 13)
WP 12 (seminar course, oral presentation)
WP 13 (practical course)

WP 2 and WP 12: Lectures for this module

One lecture and a seminar are offered:

main instructorLSF codelecture nameWS / SSroom & time
T1SD WP2: Structural Biology 1, description  / schedule-Moodle WS A4.01, Mo 12:00 c.t.
T1SE WP12: Structural Biology 2, description / schedule-Moodle SS A4.01, Mo 12:00 c.t.

 Prerequisites for certain lectures: none


Module exam

Written exam (90 min); graded;
The written exam for module WP 2 will be held twice a year;
Next exam: 03.05.2018, 15:00-16:30, Seminar room 4, Genecenter
For information about the exam registration see in Moodle

WP 13: Practical course

There is an organized practical laboratory course with a grade (9ECTS).

LSF codecourse nameWS / SSroom & time
T1SB WP 13: Structural Biology Lab Course, description / registration, schedule Moodle WS, lecture-free time (check registration & dates online) A4.01, 9:00 c.t.

 

Biology | Cell Biology

WP 19 (2 lectures, six lectures are offered, see Main Topic Cell Biology, you have to choose two, written module exam)
WP 33 (practical course)

 

Biology | Evolutionary Biology

WP 22 (2 lectures, written module exam)
WP 36 (practical course)

extention topic not available yet; "under construction" - check again next semester!

Biology | Fundamentals in Neuroscience

WP (Number will be announced) (2 lectures, written module exam)
WP (Number will be announced) (practical course)

WP (Number will be announced): Lectures for this module

The following two lectures are offered, both are required. Please note that for this extension topic, the lecture credits represent 12 ECTS.

main intructorlecture nameWS / SS
Busse, Glasauer et al. P1.1 Fundamentals in Neuroscience I (lecture is twice per week) WS
Busse, Glasauer et al. P6.1 Fundamentals in Neuroscience II (lecture is twice per week) SS

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

A written exam is given for the lectures.

Which lecture is held during the current semester, room and time and LSF code you can find here: lsf

WP (Number will be announced): Practical course

The Biology department offers participation in two week block courses (3 ECTS) for a limited number of students from our program. You need to take part in only one of these. As a rule of thumb, 4 slots per semester will be provided. Please write an email to Dr. Kaiser (master-neurosci@lmu.de) and register for the course. In the winter term, your email must be sent no later than the last day of lectures before the Christmas break. In the summer term, Dr. Kaiser needs your registration by April 15th. He will then try to match your interests with the available slots. Please be aware that the registration does not yet guarantee you will obtain a slot! Confirmation will be given by the organizers only.

LSF codecourse nameWS / SSroom & time
check Block course “Practical aspects of Neuroscience” (3 ECTS) WS+SS to be arranged, see above

 

Biology | Genetics

WP 4 (1 lecture, 1 Seminar)
WP 15 (practical course)

WP 4: Lectures for this module

One lecture and a seminar are offered:

main instructorlecture nameWS / SS
Parniske Plant Molecular Biology SS
Brachmann Literature Seminar series (Seminar) SS

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is a written exam for the lecture; a grade is also given for the seminar. Both grades contribute equally to the block.

Which lecture is held during the current semester, room and time and LSF code you can find here: lsf

WP 15: Practical course

There is no organized practical laboratory course. Please negotiate a laboratory rotation (9 ECTS) with one of the principal investigators in Genetics. You will also attend the group seminars and present your work. A final written report is prepared no later than two months after the end of the laboratory rotation. A grade is given for the block.

course nameWS / SS
Genetics laboratory rotation

 

Biology | Human Biology

WP 5 (2 lectures or seminar, written module exam)
WP 16 (practical course)

WP 6: Lectures for this module

Two blocks of lectures and/or seminar are offered: You can either choose to follow the lectures “Epigenetics” and “Methods in Epigenetics” or you can attend the lecture “Human Biology” and the Seminar “Molecular oncology”. You canNOT mix items from different blocks!

The following lectures are offered:

main instructorlecture nameWS / SS
Meilinger, Leonhardt Epigenetics SS
Leonhardt Methods in Epigenetics, Cell biology and Human Biology WS
Meilinger, Leonhardt Human Biology (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly) SS
Meilinger, Leonhardt Seminar: Molecular Oncology WS + SS

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

Which lecture is held during the current semester, room and time and LSF code you can find here: lsf

WP16: Practical course

There is a series of organized practical laboratory courses, but space is limited. Please attend the organization session of Dr. Daniela Meilinger (summer term 2017: Monday, May 8th, 17.45 after the “Epigenetics” lecture) and make your interests and study plans known to her. Once you have been attributed space in one of the practical courses, you may sign up via the LSF system. Please be aware that due to the limited space no exceptions to this rule are possible!

Note: Courses are listed with 6 ECTS for biology students in the LSF. Biochemistry students will be assigned additional work to reach 9 ECTS points.

course nameWS / SS
Embryonic stem cells WS
Tumorepigenetics SS
DNA Demethylation SS
Bioimaging SS

 

Biology | Microbiology

WP 20 (2 lectures, five lectures are offered, you have to choose two, written module exam)
WP 34 (practical course)

WP 20: Lectures for this module

Five lectures are offered and two of them have to be chosen for the exam:

main instructorlecture nameWS / SS
Bramkamp, Klingl Bacterial Cell Biology SS
Jung, Jung Microbial Physiology (every second WS, alternating with lecture below) WS
Jung, Papenfort Molecular environmental microbiology and developmental responses (every second WS) WS
Jung, Weiß Medizinische Mikrobiologie (only in German) SS
Falter-Braun Prokaryote-Eukaryote Interactions WS

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is a combined written exam for the lectures; one grade is given for the entire block.

Which lecture is held during the current semester, room and time and LSF code you can find here: lsf

WP 34: Practical course

There is no organized practical laboratory course. Please negotiate a laboratory rotation (9 ECTS) with one of the principal investigators in Microbiology. You will also attend the group seminars and present your work. A final written report is prepared no later than two months after the end of the laboratory rotation. A grade is given for the block.

course nameWS / SS
Microbiology laboratory course WS + SS

 

Biology | Molecular Plant Sciences

WP 6 (2 lectures, written module exam)
WP 17 (practical course)

WP 6: Lectures for this module

Blocks of one lecture and a seminar are offered for each semester; you canNOT mix items from the winter term with those from the summer term! Thus, the winter term lecture “Current topics in plant sciences” must be combined with the seminar “Design of experiments in plant sciences”, while for the summer term the lecture “Interactions of plants and environment” must be combined with the seminar “Molecular biology and genetic engineering”.

main instructorlecture nameWS / SS
Leister Lecture: Current topics in plant sciences WS
Leister Seminar: Design of experiments in plant sciences WS
Leister Lecture: Interactions of plants and environment SS
Leister Seminar: Molecular biology and genetic engineering SS

 

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is a written exam for the lecture; a grade is also given for the seminar. Both grades contribute equally to the block.

Which lecture is held during the current semester, room and time and LSF code you can find here: lsf

WP17: Practical course

Practical work is performed as a laboratory rotation in one of the research teams (9ECTS). Please contact Prof. Dr. D. Leister for details.

course nameWS / SS
Molekular-pflanzenwissenschaftliches Forschungspraktikum WS + SS

 

Biology | Virology

WP 21 (2 lectures)
WP 35 (practical course)

WP 21: Lectures for this module

Two lectures are offered:

main instructorlecture nameWS / SS
Brack-Werner, Kempkes, Nitschko Molecular Virology (part I) WS
Brack-Werner, Kempkes, Nitschko Molecular Virology (part II) SS

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is a written exam for the lectures.

Which lecture is held during the current semester, room and time and LSF code you can find here: lsf

WP 35: Practical course

1. Please arrange for a laboratory rotation in a virology research team and write a short proposal (max. 1 page) together with your supervisor. The proposal should comprise a short introduction, summarize the goals and describe the methods to be applied. Please also include the contact information for both the student and the supervisor. The proposal has to be submitted to Prof. Brack-Werner for approval before starting the work.

2. The internship duration is at least 3 weeks full-time. You must give a presentation of your results to the team at the end of your internship.

3. You must write a detailed protocol. The final version, approved by your supervisor, must be sent to Prof. Brack-Werner.

4. The supervisor will propose a grade to Prof Brack-Werner, this is based on your performance in the lab, the written protocol and the presentation. Prof. Brack-Werner may discuss the grade with your supervisor.

5. At the end, Prof. Brack-Werner notifies the Biochemistry student office that you accomplished the practical course and she communicates the grade obtained.

course name WS / SS
Virologisches Forschungspraktikum WS + SS

 

Informatics | Bioinformatics

The topic is offerd as "Subject specific Extension Topic in Biochemistry" (fachspezifische Ergänzung in Biochemie). You can combine the extension topic Bioinformatics with all other extension topics but not with the extension topic Innate Immunity & Inflammation (also listed under Subject specific Extension Topic in Biochemistry)

Two lecture tracks are offered, one at the beginner level and one at the advanced level (in italics). The intention is to combine the entry level lectures with the entry level practical course and accordingly for the advanced level.

main intructorlecture nameWS / SS
Einführung in die Bioinformatik I + Übung WS
Algorithmische Bioinformatik I + Übung SS

Two practical courses are offered, one at entry level and one at an advanced level. If you intend to pursue the advanced level course, please contact the instructors for an assessment of your programming skills.

course nameWS / SS
Programmierpraktikum Bioinformatik WS
Praktikum genomorientierte Bioinformatik (requires knowledge of Java and script-languages) WS

 

Informatics | Informatics

LWP 24 or WP 25 or WP 26 or WP 39 (each 1 lectures and 1 tutorial, written exam – each module 6 ECTS points)
WP 38 (one lecture and one tutorial, written exam, 9 ECTS points)

modulelecture nameWS / SS
WP24 Introduction to Informatics: Systems and Applications SS
WP25 Computer Architecture SS
WP26 Coding und Modeling SS
WP38 Introduction in Coding = Einführung in die Informatik: Programmierung und Softwareentwicklung
Exercise Einführung in die Informatik: Programmierung und Softwareentwicklung
(Lecture and exercise has to be chosen as 9 ECTS points module to acquire the required 15 ECTS points for the extention Informatics)
WS
WP39 Operating Systems (Betriebssysteme)
Exercise Operating Systems (Übung zu Betriebssystemen)
WS

 

 

Medicine | Immunology

WP 7 (2 lectures, written module exam)
WP 18 (practical course)

WP 7: Lectures in this module

Lecture:

main instructor(s)  title  WS / SS   
Baumjohann, Brocker, Heissmeyer, Klein, Kranich, Krug, Obst Immunology I WS
Baumjohann, Brocker, Heissmeyer, Klein, Kranich, Krug, Obst Immunology II SS

Passing of the exam of Immunology I or II is necessary for participation in the Practical Course. If there are more applicants than places, the best students of the first exam will be selected.

WP 18: Practical course

For the practical work, a block course is now offered. Passing the examination of the lecture Immunology I or II is required.

To apply for the practical course, please send an email before December 20 of the previous year to: sekretariat.immunologie@med.uni-muenchen.de

main instructor(s) title WS / SS 
Baumjohann, Brocker, Heissmeyer, Klein, Kranich, Krug, Obst Immunology Practical Course (three weeks) WS

In addition to the course, one of the seminars offered by the Institute of Immunology must be attended as well. The seminar and the practical course together result in 9 ECTS points. Participation and protocols will be evaluated.

You have to choose one of the following seminars:

instructortitleWS / SS
Krug Immunopharmakologie (zweiwöchentlich, Mi 16:30) WS+SS
Obst The Experimental Basis of Immunology (weekly, Mo 18:00) WS+SS
Baumjohann T Cell Differentiation and Function (compact course) WS+SS
Heissmeyer T Cell Signaling (compact course) WS
Klein Immunological Tolerance (compact course) SS
Obst Immunological Memory (compact course) WS

The students' participation and presentations will be evaluated. For participation please send an email to the instructor. Further information can be found at

http://www.immunologie.med.uni-muenchen.de/teaching/courses/index.html

Chemistry | Biological Chemistry

WP 42 (2 lectures, oral exam)
WP 43 (practical course)

WP 42: Lectures for this module

Two lectures are offered, both are part of the exam:

main instructorLSF codelecture nameWS / SS 
Carell T1O1 Vorlesungen aus der Biologischen Chemie:
Basics of Cloning, Genomics and Proteomics
WS
Carell T1O2 Vertiefende Themen aus der Biologischen Chemie:
Koenzyme und Biosynthesen
SS

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is a combined oral exam for the lectures; one grade is given for the entire block.

More information on lsf

WP 43: Practical course

There is an organized practical laboratory course with a grade (9 ECTS).

LSF codecourse nameWS / SS
T1OX Biologisch-chemisches Forschungspraktikum SS

 

Chemistry | Inorganic Chemistry

WP 44 (2 lectures, oral exam)
WP 45 (practical course)

WP44: Lectures for this module

You need to choose two lectures among the following:

main instructorLSF codelecture nameWS / SS
Karaghiosoff, Klapötke T1ID Aktuelle anorganische Molekülchemie SS
Johrendt T1IE Aktuelle Festkörperchemie WS
Klüfers T1IF Aktuelle Koordinationschemie WS
Bräuniger T1IG-1 Moderne NMR-Spektroskopie an Festkörpern SS
Karaghiosoff T1IG-2 Moderne NMR-Spektroskopie in Flüssigkeiten WS + SS
Daumann T1IG-3 Spektroskopische Methoden in der Bioanorganischen Chemie WS
Karaghiosoff, Stierstorfer T1IZ-1 Aktuelle Chemie der Nichtmetalle WS + SS
Böttcher T1IZ-2 Metallorganische Chemie der Übergangsmetalle WS + SS
Karaghiosoff, Klapötke T1IZ-3 Fluorverbindungen der Nichtmetalle SS
Kornath, Klapötke T1IZ-4 Supersäurechemie: Synthese und Analytik WS + SS
Sünkel T1IZ-5 Einführung in die Wasserchemie SS
Klapötke T1IZ-6 Chemistry of High-Energy Materials WS + SS
Hoch T1IZ-7 Einführung in die Chemie intermetallischer Phase SS
Lotsch T1IZ-8 Prinzipien der Nanochemie und Funktionale Materialien WS + SS
Böttcher T1IZ-9 Biometallorganische Chemie WS + SS

 

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is an oral exam covering the lectures you have chosen. Please register for the exam via LSF, and afterwards personally at the Chemistry Dept. Student’s office F5.018.

More information on lsf

WP 45: Practical course

There is no organized practical laboratory course. Please negotiate a laboratory rotation (9 ECTS) with one of the principal investigators in inorganic chemistry. You will also attend the group seminars and present your work. A final written report is prepared no later than two months after the end of the laboratory rotation. A grade is given for the block.

LSF codecourse nameWS / SS
T1IB Inorganic Chemistry laboratory course WS + SS
T1IC Laboratory seminar WS + SS

 

Chemistry | Organic Chemistry

WP 46 (2 lectures, oral exam)
WP 47 (practical course)

WP 46: Lectures for this module

You need to choose two lectures among the following:

main instructorLSF codelecture name WS / SS
Ofial T1OD Physikalisch-organische Chemie WS
Ofial T1OE Heterocyclen- und Naturstoffchemie SS
Trauner T1OF Moderne Synthesemethoden WS
Trauner T1OG Synthesestrategien WS
Hoffmann-Röder T1OH Zuckerchemie SS
Zipse T1OI Reaktive Zwischenstufen SS
Carell T1OJ Basics of Cloning, Genomics and Proteomics WS
Carell, Kellner T1OK Coenzyme und Biosynthesen SS
Linser T1OL Multi-dimensionale NMR Spektroskopie zur Strukturaufklärung großer Moleküle WS
Trapp T1OS Supramolekulare Chemie WS
Knochel, Didier T1OZ spezielle Vorlesungen aus der OC

SS

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is an oral exam covering the lectures you have chosen. Please register for the exam via LSF, and afterwards personally at the Chemistry Dept. Student’s office F5.018.

More information on lsf

WP 47: Practical course

There is no organized practical laboratory course. Please negotiate a laboratory rotation (9 ECTS) with one of the principal investigators in organic chemistry. You will also attend the group seminars and present your work. A final written report is prepared no later than two months after the end of the laboratory rotation. A grade is given for the block.

LSF codecourse nameWS / SS
T1OB Organic Chemistry laboratory course WS + SS
T1OC Laboratory seminar WS + SS

 

Chemistry | Physical Chemistry

WP 48 (2 lectures, oral exam)
WP 49 (practical course)

WP 48: Lectures for this module

You need to choose two lectures among the following:

main instructorLSF codelecture nameWS/SS
Bein T1PD Energieumwandlung SS
Fattakhova-Rohlfing T1PE Elektrochemie WS
Döblinger T1PF Elektronenmikroskopie SS
Hartschuh T1PG Optische Mikroskopiemethoden WS
Lamb T1PI Fluoreszenzspektroskopie SS
Hartschuh, Riedle T1PJ Laserspektroskopie SS
Hartschuh, Riedle T1PJ Laserspektroskopie SS
Wintterlin T1PK Heterogene Katalyse WS
Wintterlin T1PL Oberflächenphysik WS
Bein T1PM Nanowissenschaften WS
T1PZ spezielle Vorlesungen aus der PC

 

 Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is an oral exam covering the lectures you have chosen. Please register for the exam via LSF, and afterwards personally at the Chemistry Dept. Student’s office F5.018.

More information on lsf

WP 49: Practical course

There is no organized practical laboratory course. Please negotiate a laboratory rotation (9 ECTS) with one of the principal investigators in physical chemistry. You will also attend the group seminars and present your work. A final written report is prepared no later than two months after the end of the laboratory rotation. A grade is given for the block.

LSF codecourse nameWS/SS
T1PA Physical Chemistry laboratory course WS + SS
T1PC Laboratory seminar WS + SS

 

Chemistry | Theoretical Chemistry

WP 50 (2 lectures, oral exam, will be announced)
WP 51 (practical course)

WP 50: Lectures for this module

You need to choose two lectures among the following:

main instructorLSF codelecture nameWS / SS
de Vivie-Riedle T1TD Molekulardynamik SS
de Vivie-Riedle T1TE Quantendynamik WS
Burow T1TF Dichtefunktionaltheorie SS
Ebert T1TG Theoretische Festkörperchemie WS
Ochsenfeld T1TH Linear-skalierende quantenchemische Methoden SS
T1OZ spezielle Vorlesungen aus der TC

Prerequisites for certain lectures: none

There is an oral exam covering the lectures you have chosen. Please register for the exam via LSF, and afterwards personally at the Chemistry Dept. Student’s office F5.018.

More information on lsf

WP 51: Practical course

You can select the practical course either as a laboratory rotation (T1TA) with one of the principal investigators in theoretical chemistry or as an organized course (T1FK). For T1TA, you will also attend the group seminars and present your work. A final written report is prepared no later than two months after the end of the laboratory rotation. A grade is given for the block.

LSF codecourse nameWS / SS
T1TA Theoretical Chemistry laboratory rotation WS + SS
T1FK Lab course: Computational Chemistry WS + SS
T1PC Laboratory seminar WS + SS