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Electron Microscopy
(dt. Elektronenmikroskopie)

Level, degree of commitment Profile module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Seminar „Transmissionselektronenmikroskopische Ver,
180 hours (seminar: 10 h recitation class: 40 h private study inkl. Vorbereitung, digitaler Aufbereitung des Bildmaterials and Ablegen der Prüfungen: 130 h)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Presentation
Examination type: Protocol
German or English,
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Biologie.
4-5 Wochen,
Jedes 2. Semester, during the lecture-free period des Wintersemesters (Februar/März); 2 Nachtermine halbtags (Februar/März)
Person in charge of the module's outline Heimerl


In the seminar

Theoretical basics of transmission electron microscopy; theoretical basics of preparation of specimens; examples of transmission electron microscopic applications; introduction to the basics of digital image processing.

In the exercise

Demonstration and operation of the large-scale TEM instrument. Microscopy of light and electron microscopy example preparations. Production and microscopy of own preparations. Preparation of digital image material with image processing software for display/analysis.

Qualification Goals

Knowledge of the theoretical and practical principles of transmission electron microscopy, digital image processing and the potential applications of these techniques. Different techniques for preparation will be presented and suitable objects and specimens will be examined as examples, and the image processing software used will be demonstrated and applied. At the end of the module, the procedures and possible applications of the methods presented should be known, as well as the basic cell structures (and their functions) of prokaryotes and eukaryotes.




Module imported from B.Sc. Biologie.

When studying B.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Minor subject Biology.

Recommended Reading

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