BIO-666 / 1 credit

Teacher: Blokesch Melanie

Language: English

Remark: 3-day Block course, every year in January. To register, contact EDMS Administration


Every year


How to look at tiny things: visualizing protein localization in bacteria using epifluorescence microscopy.



  • Basics on protein localization in bacteria.

Practical part:

  • Preparing bacteria for microscopy.
  • Staining methods to visualize bacteria.
  • Epifluorescence microscopy.
  • Comparison of protein localization depending on protein levels (varying artifical induction).
  • Basic image analysis (MicrobeTracker).
  • Independent analysis of an unknown bacterium for cell shape and potential localized fluorescently labeled proteins.


Please note that you are not allowed to inscribe in your own group!

Note that 3 practical courses are mandatory for all EDMS students and that they have the priority; each course has between 2 to 4 possible slots.

Therefore, please do not register by yourself to this course, this will be done by the EDMS program administrator!

Assessment methods

Oral presentation



In the programs

  • Number of places: 4
  • Exam form: Oral presentation (session free)
  • Subject examined: Practical - Blokesch Lab
  • Lecture: 6 Hour(s)
  • Practical work: 18 Hour(s)
  • Type: mandatory

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