Our air, soil and water as well as all plants and animals contain complex ecosystems that are colonized by various creatures - most of which we can only see and interact with by virtue of microscopy or cultivation techniques.
This course aims to introduce you to the methodologies, project planning and experimental strategies in the natural sciences – mainly through the use of microscopy techniques. In line with the concept of a hybrid semester, the theoretical input will be communicated through online lectures while the practical skills will be acquired in individualized block-modules. While working in the DIY BioLab (Chair of Media Environments) you will learn how to use different kinds of microscopes and start your own little research project. Beyond the microscopy itself, educational objectives include literature research, experiment design, result documentation and scientific writing.
The course will be structured in a flexible way, tailored to the needs of the participants. Attendance during the online-seminars and hands-on module, as well as the delivery of detailed project documentation (paper, artwork, etc.) until the end of the semester is required. The course can be combined with the module “Flagelates, Nematodes, and I” by Mindaugas GapseviCius.
Please write a motivational letter to firstname.lastname@example.org until 27.10.20 – if you already worked with biology before, please include a short description of the project and your level of experience.