BIO-622 / 1 credit

Teacher: Lingner Joachim

Language: English

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


Every year


Telomere biology. The students will obtain theoretical and practical insight into telomere biology and the roles of telomeres during cellular senescence and for genome stability.


A general theoretical introduction will be given in the beginning of the course. In the laboratory, human cells will be used as model systems. Biochemical, molecular biological and cell biological assays will be performed. Specifically, telomerase activity will be measured in cellular extracts, the affinity of an RNA-protein interaction will be determined in band-shift assays and telomere integrity will be assessed by immunofluorescence.


The course won't take place in January 2024.

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!


Telomeres, telomerase, reverse transcriptase, cellular senescence, genome stability

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Background reading: Nandakumar, J and Cech, TR: Finding the end: recruitment of telomerase to telomeres. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 2013 Feb; 14(2):69-82



In the programs

  • Number of places: 2
  • Exam form: Oral presentation (session free)
  • Subject examined: Practical - Lingner Lab
  • Lecture: 5 Hour(s)
  • Practical work: 21 Hour(s)
  • Type: mandatory

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