940085 Molecular biology of fungi

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Studt-Reinhold, Lena , Berger, Harald
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Fungi are distributed ubiquitously and a major component of the microbiome in almost every habitat. In this course, the fungal kingdom will be introduced and the fundamental concepts of fungal molecular -genetics, -genomics and cellular biology will be taught. After each lecture, the key facts will be summarized and discussed.
Content of the course:
The overall goal of this course is to introduce filamentous fungi and to give a detailed overview on the molecular aspects of fungal genetics. This includes the following topics:
- Topic 1. The fungal kingdom
- Topic 2. Fungal Cell Biology and Development
- Topic 3. Genes, genomes and DNA
- Topic 4. Pathology and ecology fungi
- Topic 5. Regulation of Transcription
- Topic 6. Epigenetics
- Topic 7. Fungi, Ecosystems, and Global Change
- Topic 8. Fungi and Biotechnology

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge in Genetics and Biochemistry

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Learning Outcomes:
The students will have a detailed understanding of molecular biology and genetics of cells with a strong focus on filamentous fungi. Differences to the cell biology of other eukaryotes including mammalian and plant cells will be discussed.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.