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Archive of e-mails for Master Students 'BioSciences' Master ...

Archive of e-mails for Master Students ‘BioSciences’

M.Hahn, 10 December 2009

Master BioSciences Newsletter 8-09


Dear Master Students,

I am giving you an information regarding the selection of practicals for the VM1-3 modules:

In the Newsletter 5-09, I explained which courses can be combined to a VM1-3 module.

What I did not explicitely mention, is that you cannot normally chose more than one

Aufbaupraktikum-type practical for a VM1-3. Of course, this is because an Aufbaupraktikum

is more like a Bachelor-level practical, and you should rather attend the more advanced-level

Vertiefungspraktikum-type practicals. However, for those of you who have not done their

Bachelor in Kaiserslautern, it might be difficult to attend two advanced-level practicals, if

these practicals require prior attendance of an Aufbaupraktikum. In this case, we might allow

exceptions from the rule. Please contact me if you consider to do this.

With best regards, Matthias Hahn

Master BioSciences Newsletter 7-09


Dear Master Students,

as I promised, I am sending you in the attachments an english and a german version of

courses belonging to modules (Vertiefungsmodule) VM1-3 that are offered in the summer


Informations regarding other courses (for VM4) I will send you later.

With best regards,

Matthias Hahn

Master BioSciences Newsletter 6-09


Dear Master Students,

in this mail, I would like to remind you that in the coming week (Dec. 6-10th), you have to

register personally in the Examination Office (Prüungsamt). The office is in the large building

47, room 314, Mrs. Ivankin and Mr. Schubert are receiving your registration. Opening hours

are Mo-Fr, 9-12 a.m., We additionally 2-4 p.m.

I also want to let you know that unfortunately, the informations to the courses that will be held

in the coming summer semester (SS2010) will not be available soon via the online KIS

system, as I wrote you in one of my last messages. Sorry, this is a problem with the central

administration of the KIS system. However, we will assemble all the informations regarding

SS2010 into a document which will be sent to you via Newsletter within the next two weeks.

With best regards,

Matthias Hahn

Master BioSciences Newsletter 5-09


Dear Master Students,

in this info-mail, I am giving you some informations about the organization of the Master

Study Program. These informations result from a discussion of our faculty council

(Fachbereichsrat) yesterday.

1. Modules VM1-VM3

a) These modules consist of a practical (12-14 CP), a seminar and a lecture (each 2-3 CP).

Usually, the whole module is organised as a compact unit comprising the three courses. If

stand-alone practicals are to become part of a VM1-3 module, the associated seminar and

lecture need to be defined before the module has started. After you have registered to the

module, the registration is reported by the organising professor to the Prüfungsamt

(examination office). When the courses and the examinations of the module have been

finished, the resulting final grade is passed to the examination office, and thereafter can be

checked online via QIS-POS by you.

b) The following stand-alone practicals can be integrated into modules VM1-3:

i) Practicals offered also for Bachelor students (‘Aufbaupraktikum’)

ii) Research practicals with accompanying Seminar (similar to VM5)

iii) external practicals (if approved by a professor or our Faculty with expertise in the field)

However, research practicals and external practicals cannot be part of a rated VM1-3.

c) Modules VM1-3 are generally being graded, either by a single final examination, or by two

or three partial examinations. In addition, non-graded examinations or achievements

(presentations, protocols etc.) can be required for successful achievement of the module. If a

partial examination is rated with ‘not passed’, the organising professor decides whether only

this or more examinations have to be repeated.

d) After having successfully finished the three modules VM1-3, you inform the Prüfungsamt

(during your personal registration for the Master Thesis), the grades of which two modules

you have chosen for calculation of the final Master grade.

e) You are strongly recommended to perform the three VMs (VM1-VM3) in different groups,

in order to keep your Master Studies diverse. This is mandatory if you want to do your Master

Thesis in the same group in which you have already done your Bachelor Thesis. Otherwise,

you need the approval of the organizing professor and future supervisor of your Master

Thesis, to perform two VMs (VM1-3) in his or her group. In this case, however, only one of

these VMs can be graded.

2. Modules VM4 (courses of choice) and VM5 (research practical plus seminar)

The examinations for these courses are generally non-graded. They are reported by the

organisers to the Prüfungsamt as ‘passed’ or ‘not passed’.

Comprehensive informations about the Master Courses in this Winter Semester are available

via the KIS online information system of the university (

66&tguid=0xF63FFC2F4BC6A1469AC186FAAFD336E ). Although the website is in German,

it is not too difficult for the foreigners of you to find the Courses of interest, otherwise please

ask you colleagues or tutors for help. Informations via KIS to the Master Courses that are

offered in the coming Summer Semester (2010) will be available in a few days!

With best regards,

Matthias Hahn

Master BioSciences Newsletter 5-09


Dear Master Students,

This is a short message regarding an advanced practical to be used for a VM1-VM3 Master

module: The practical ‘Molecular Genetics’, organized by Profs. Nora Zingler and John

Cullum, will be moved from the 1 st to the 3 rd third of the summer semester (see attachment).

With best regards,

Matthias Hahn

Master BioSciences Newsletter 4-09


Dear Master Students,

because by now, 40 Master students (including not-yet Master students) have registered for

the Newsletter, which is 20 people more than on October 28th), I have added to this mail the

text of the previous Newsletter, to make sure that you did not miss any information.

This time, I have the following news:

1. In the first lecture by Prof. Friauf last Tuesday morning, you didnt have the opportunity to

confirm your attendance with a signature. Starting next Tuesday, there will be a list available

to do this (including Mr. Friaufs lecture).

2. Prof. Ulber (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; Institute of Bioprocess Engineering) offers

courses that can be attended also by Master BioSciences students (see attached document).

Unfortunately, these courses are offered only in German, because they are part of a German

Master Program in Bioprocess Engineering. For those of you interested, I have attached the

module descriptions (in German) to this mail. You can still decide to attend the courses which

have started this year; please note same room changes that are indicated in front of the

lecture rooms.

3. Regardin a complete list of all courses that are offered for Master students, the Dekanat is

working hard to finish updating the KIS system. It contains already a lot of informations, and

it will be the most up-to-date reference source if you want to find your courses of interest.

Shortly, it will be available also in English. Otherwise, dont hesitate to visit the websites of

the different groups of our Fachbereich, or to ask the professors/ teachers directly if you miss

some essential informations.

4. Here is a message to all foreign Master students which have not done their Bachelor in

Kaiserslautern: I invite you to come for an informal meeting into the seminar room of my

group (22-106; behind the laboratory 22-102) on Friday, Nov. 6th, at 1.30 p.m. If you wish,

we can discuss your choices and options of your first VM practicals.

With best regards,

Matthias Hahn

28 Oct 2009


From: Matthias Hahn

Dear Master Students,

Welcome to the mailing list for Master Students in BioSciences.

This is the 3rd mail (it contains all the important informations of the first two mails).

According to the web archive, 20 Master students have registered up to now, so about 12

more of you still remain to register.

In the last mail, I sent you a list of theoretical courses (in english) available in this winter

semester (see below; in addition to those listed already in the handout you received on Oct.

26th). Some of these courses have temporal overlap. To solve part of this problem, the data

of the seminar 88-116 (Molecular Mechanisms of RNA Interference) by Dr. Simon will be

moved from Thursday to Wednesday (17:30 in 14-170,as before), and the first meeting will

be on November 4th. In his lecture 'Introduction into molecular phylogenetics', Prof. Kauff will

discuss with you tomorrow = next Thursday (9:00, room 13-360) which will be the best time

for you.

Best regards,

Matthias Hahn

88-115: Molecular Biodiversity Research on marine eukaryotic microorganisms


Every 2nd Thursday, 8.00-9.30, in 14/170, next date 12th November 2009

Prof. T. Stoeck

1SWS/ 2 CP

88-034: Bioinformatics (lecture, exercises)

Thursday, 17.15-18.45 (start: 29 Oct 2009: room 42.105; for non-German speaking Master

students: 16th November: room 14-170). Friday, 8.15-9.45) room 42-105

Prof. T. Stoeck, Prof. M. Nebel, Prof. R. Hakenbeck, Prof. F. Kauff, Prof. J. Cullum, Prof. M.


2 SWS lecture + 1 SWS exercises/ 5 CP

88-633: Introduction into molecular phylogenetics (lecture)

Thursday, 9:00-10:30. room 13-360. Start 29th October 2009

Prof. F. Kauff



Joseph Felsteinstein: Inferring Phylogenies, ISBN-10: 0878931775, ISBN-13: 978-


Page, Holmes: Molecular Evolution: A Phylogenetic Approach, ISBN-10: 0865428891, ISBN-

13: 978-0865428898.

Knoop & Müller, "Gene und Stammbäume", ISBN 9783827416421

88-812: Molecular Basis of Human Diseases (lecture/ seminar)

Thursday, 17:00-18:30: Room 13-443; Start 29th October 2009

Prof. H. Herrmann, Dr. M. Ott, Dr. J. Riemer

2SWS/ 3 CP

88-116: Molecular Mechanisms of RNA Interference (seminar)

Wednesday (changed!), 17:30 in 14-170; Start 4th November (changed!), 17.30 in 14-170

Prof. H. Schmidt, Dr. Martin Simon


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