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Educational measures within the DK

Educational measures (obligatory, if not noted otherwise)Freq. ECTS / year ECTS / 4 years
Lectures and Courses
Interdisciplinary lecture on N-cycling: from single cells to ecosystems (to be attended during the 1st year)2hrs/week22
Freely chosen lectures, courses and seminars from one of the two curricula (Geochemistry and Ecosystem research* or Microbiology and Microbial genomics**) (see table 9 for specific lectures and courses)As needed- 7
International lecture series on N cycling (International Guests chosen by DK students)1x / month13
Supervision and workshops
Progress discussion with main supervisor1x / week--
Monthly Technical roundtable seminar (DK participants choose 2-3 themes and form subgroups with at least one faculty member)1x / month--
Work-in-progress presentation (given by 2 students per meeting, with the mandatory presence of all DK students and faculty i.e. each student will attend monthly but will present approx. twice a year)1x / month11
Annual DK internal workshop (3 days), including 1.5 days of teamwork presentations by students on latest trends/concepts as well as contributions by faculty/invited speakers on specific additional topics (editorial work, techniques, environmental policy, sustainability research, emerging topics)1x / year11
Additional professional training and supervision
Visiting laboratories of co-supervisors in house (to perform specific methods)As needed--
Visiting secondment’s laboratory (abroad)1x 6 months22
International workshop on N-cycling (satellite of 2017 international ICoN5 conference) 1x /4 years11
Attendance of international meeting with own presentation (not obligatory, highly recommended)1-47 (max.)
Workshop: Monitoring the supervision process1x/2 years--
Courses of professional development offered by the university (data management, presentation skills, ethics, research integrity and research compliance, etc.; 1 mandatoryAs needed11
Total (minimum)
Total (recommended)

18
30

* Lectures, courses and seminars from the Curriculum Geochemistry and Ecosystem research must be chosen by students with microbial and molecular background.

** Lectures, courses and seminars from the Curriculum Microbiology and Microbial genomics must be chosen by students with geochemical/ ecosystem research background. (for recommended existing lectures and courses see table in appendix)

Courses within the Curriculum Geochemistry and Ecosystems or Microbiology and Microbial genomics with participation of DK faculty members

Curriculum Geochemistry and Ecosystem Research

300175 VO Biological OceanographyGJH
300027 VO Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry AR, Wwa
280210 VO Introduction to Environmental SciencesHD, GJH, AR, CS
300449 SE Literature seminar on biodiversity and ecosystemsSB, AR, CS, Wwa, Wwe, SW
300446 SE Advances in Marine BiologyGJH
300280 SE Recent literature in Marine Ecology and OceanographyGJH
300359 SE+UE Stable Isotopes in Ecology – Stable Isotope TracingAR, Wwa
300300 UE Ecosystem and Biogeochemistry Laboratory: Techniques in Terrestrial Ecosystem EcologyAR, Wwa
300162 UEI Advanced Marine Ecology GJH
300167 UEII Advanced Marine EcologyGJH

Further teaching units are available from the master curricula Environmental Sciences http://envsc.univie.ac.at/teaching/ and Ecology and Ecosystems
http://studentpoint.univie.ac.at/vor-dem-studium/masterstudien-im-fokus/ecology-and-ecosystems/ as well as from diverse curricula of the nearby BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences http://www.boku.ac.at/en/

Curriculum Microbiology and Microbial genomics

300178 VO Microbial communities HD, DW
300364 VO Research topics in Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and ImmunobiologyCS, MW
300131 VO Selected aspects of bacterial physiologyMW
300609 VO Biodiversity and molecular Ecology of Microorganisms 2MW
300179 VO Computional methods in microbial ecologyTR
300347 SE Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution - Advanced Techniques in Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunology HD
300114 SE Current Topics in Molecular Microbial Ecology and Evolution 1HD
300371 SE Advanced topics in Molecular Biology and Physiology of Bacteria and ArchaeaSB, CS
00058 SE Bioinformatics for Metagenomics and Metatranscriptomics TR
300371 SE Advanced topics in Molecular Biology and Physiology of Bacteria and ArchaeaSB, CS
300493 SE Advanced Techniques in Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunobiology 2 - Metagenomics and Physiology of Bacteria and ArchaeaSB, CS
300224 PP Genome anaysis of prokaryotesTR
300094 PP Proteomics in systembiologyWWe, SW
300358 PP MetabolomicsWWe, SW
300118 PP Bioinformatics in Mass SpectrometryWWe, SW
300484 UE Practical Course in Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunobiology - Diversity and function of uncultured microbes in medical and environmental samplesDW
300307 UE Practical Course in Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunobiology 2 - Molecular genetic and postgenomic analyses of microbial communities and model organismsSB, CS

For further teaching units in microbial ecology see http://www.microbial-ecology.net/download/Master_MMEI_Microbial_Ecology_flyer.pdf and in molecular (micro)biology see master curricula Master MMEI Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunobiology, Master MMB Molecular Biology
http://molekularebiologie.univie.ac.at/studien-bachelor-master-phd/master/

For both curricula
300281 VO Symbiosis - concepts and model systemsSB
300193 SE Symbiosis - concepts and model systemsSB
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