Department of Micro-Biology

 

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Objectives:

The  study program "Microbiology" builds consecutively on a biological education and is focussed on research. A good scientific basic education in a Bachelor study program (normally in biology), enables enroled students in the Master program to independent scientific work in a modern interdisciplinary scientific field. The study program is especially dedicated to the integration and consolidation of knowledge in microbiology. 

Organismic consortia with microorganisms are determining life on Earth. Homo-  and heterogenic organismic consortia are the basis of interactions with plants in the rhizo-  and phyllosphere, for the interaction with animals or man, or for the generation of multitrophic consortia in the complex soil matrix. Therefore, a detailed understanding of the microbiological fundamentals is essential. Additionally, microorganisms are of outstanding importance for applications in the field of biotechnology (high cell density fermentation, „Quorum sensing" for the production of agents), environmental protection (elimination of pollutants), agriculture (increase of yield and tolerance towards stress), medicine (antinfectives) as well as  in general biology (as model systems). 

The Master study program "Microbiology" builds consecutively on a biological education and is focussed on research. A good scientific basic education in a Bachelor study program (normally in biology), enables enroled students in the Master program to independent scientific work in a modern interdisciplinary scientific field. The study program is especially dedicated to the integration and consolidation of knowledge in microbiology. 
 
Organismic consortia with microorganisms are determining life on Earth. Homo-  and heterogenic organismic consortia are the basis of interactions with plants in the rhizo-  and phyllosphere, for the interaction with animals or man, or for the generation of multitrophic consortia in the complex soil matrix. Therefore, a detailed understanding of the microbiological fundamentals is essential. Additionally, microorganisms are of outstanding importance for applications in the field of biotechnology (high cell density fermentation, „Quorum sensing" for the production of agents), environmental protection (elimination of pollutants), agriculture (increase of yield and tolerance towards stress), medicine (antinfectives) as well as  in general biology (as model systems). 

Besides the subject specific scientific abilities, graduates gain communicative skills of displaying science in the public and they can gain the international qualification that is required nowadays, by the possibility of a semester abroad. The Master program offers  a consecutive scientific graduate study, especially in the fields of biology, microbiology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, cell biology, medical microbiology or biogeosciences, being offered by the  Friedrich-Schiller-University as well as by universities in Germany and abroad. 

With that, the graduates of the study program are perfectly trained for science (graduation) and for industry (especially for biotechnology). 

We are welcoming to anyone interested in microbes, their effects and their uses. Our reputation as a friendly, nurturing and approachable community, driven by the experience of a diverse set of members, is extremely important to us.

  • We are transparent and professional in everything we do. We believe that decisions should be informed by evidence and expertise, and that scientific methods form a robust and dependable way of developing reliable evidence.
  • We are dedicated to our charitable aims. We are not for profit, and strive to ensure that all our resources are applied optimally to furthering the science of microbiology and its application.
S.No Name of the Lecturer Designation  
1 C Subramanyam Reddy Part-time Lecturer