Special-topic Lecture Biosciences: Cellular Programs SS 2022


Trang Do Hoang Thu, Sudharshini Thangamurugan


Tuesday, 10:15 am – 11:45 am, building E2 1, room 001, and via MS Teams, starting on April 12th


Tuesday, 4:00 pm, biweekly, via MS Teams, starting on May 3rd, 2022


Tuesday, August 23rd, 10:00 am - 12:00,  building E1 3, lecture hall 002

LSF-registration until August 16th is mandatory for participation in the exam.


To be announced


This course can be used as a “Spezialvorlesung der Biowissenschaften/Special-topic Lecture Biosciences"

The course will be presented in hybrid format too, attendance in presence is encouraged.

Please send an email to Kerstin Gronow-Pudelek if you want to be added to the MS Teams group of the course.


no formal requirements, but solid prior knowledge about

  • cellular networks
  • genetics
  • cell biology
  • omics technologies


a. biological content
- circadian rhythms
- cell cycle
- cell differentiation/cell reprogramming
- development of cancer
b. bioinformatics content
- gene expression analysis
- DNA methylation analysis
- time series analysis
- gene ontology and pathway annotation
- interaction networks
- application of clustering techniques
- construction of gene-regulatory networks

Conditions for certification:

  1. There will be n=6 biweekly assignments. Students need to answer questions and write short essays about topics covered in the lecture and in assigned research papers. There are three possible grades: excellent, pass, failed. Students need to get a “pass” grade on at least n-1 assignments or n-3 “pass” and one “excellent” grade.
  2. A written final exam of 120 min. will be offered at the end of the semester.
  3. Students need to present at least once during the lecture on the content of an assigned research paper (20 min. presentation and 10 min. discussion).


An averaged score will be computed from the mark of the final exam (counts 2/3) and the graded presentation (counts 1/3). This yields the grade of certification (“Schein”).


5 (2 V + 1 Ü)


This course is taught in English language.

Topics for student presentations

Here you will find the topics for your presentations (to be announced soon).


Lecture 1, April 12 pdf
Lecture 2, April 19
Lecture 3, April 26 Assignment
Lecture 4, May 3
Lecture 5, May 10
Lecture 6, May 17
Lecture 7, May 24
Lecture 8, May 31
Lecture 9, June 7
Lecture 10, June 14
Lecture 11, June 21
Lecture 12, June 28
Lecture 13, July 5
Lecture 14, July 12
July 19