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Faculty of Biology and Chemistry

Course Title: 0801 Master seminar (MS-MS-SEM). Modern topics of biological research

Course Description

Learning outcomes:

  • gain knowledge of the breadth of the field of biology at the level of current research;
  • are able to discuss foreign research topics critically and intelligently;
  • are able to conduct scientific discussions;
  • acquire experience in dealing amicably with professional colleagues;
  • establish contacts with potential research partners;
  • are able to plan and conduct courses autonomously together with fellow students;
  • gain experience in acquiring financial support from various sources;
  • interact on a regular basis to share experiences as a scientific team

The module is designed as a seminar of invited guest speakers held regularly during the lecture period. The topics of the presentations cover current biological issues in great variety.
The students’ assignments to pass the module are to invite guest speakers, to organise their talks and to write a report on the seminar (examination format: written report (pass/fail)).


Biology and Chemistry


Animal Ecology & Systematics


Prof. Dr. T. Wilke, Dr. Christian Albrecht

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)


Mode and Time

Synchronous, Time (CET): Mondays biweekly, 17:15h-18:30h

Online Tool for Teaching

Stud.IP, to be announced

Language of Instruction


Target Group



English Competency: TOEFL 43 points computer based, 550 points paper based



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