Biomolecular Photonics Group: Prof. Dr. Christoph Biskup, PD. Dr. Christian Melle
Institute of Physiology I: Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Schaible, PD Dr. Andrea Ebersberger
Experimental Nephrology Group: Prof. Dr. Ralf Mrowka
Anatomy and physiology of organ systems (in continuation of Human Biology I): Cardiovascular system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal System, kidney and urinary system
Blood, immune system
Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology
Components of the module
Virtual lectures: Please, follow the links on the download page to view the lectures.
Exercise questions for self study.
Seminars: Online seminars/tutorials to discuss remaining questions. Please, follow the links below to participate in the meetings.
To help you in learning Human Biology the following tools can be borrowed/obtained:
Molecular models: A set of color coded atoms such as the one used in the lecture videos can be borrowed from the Biomeolecular Photonics group.
Virtual microscopy: Login and pwd for the virtual microscope of the Dept. of Anatomy (link)
To get these items, please stop by at the office of Mrs. Noßmann on Fridays between 12.30 and 13.30. To see her, enter the Biochemistry building of the Medical Theoretical Institues (Nonnenplan 4), go to the first floor and select her name from the dial pad to ask her to open the door (or call her by phone: 03641-9396710). Take the hallway to the left, pass the fire protection door, follow the hallway until you see the sign ("Koordinatirbüro"), turn left, and pass the fire protection door at half of the length of the hallway. Mrs. Nossmann's office is almost at the end of the hallway at the left side.
Location: Big lecture hall of the Medical Theoretical Institutes.
Anatomy & Physiology
Donald C. Rizzo Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, 4th ed. Cengage Learning, Boston/MA 2015 ISBN: 1285174150
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology is a good introductory text for students who have little or no previous knowledge of anatomy and physiology. However, it does not cover all topics taught in the course in depth.
Elaine N. Marieb, Katja N. Hoehn Human Anatomy & Physiology, 10th ed. Perason Education, 2015 ISBN: 1292096971
Human Anatomy and Phyiology gives a good detailed introduction into the human anatomy and physiology. It is basic enough for beginners, but covers a wide range of topics at considerable depth. A good collection of graphics, figures and tables helps elucidating the necessary details of anatomy and physiology. However, many molecular mechanism discussed in the lectures are not covered in this book.
Frederic H. Martini, Judi L. Nath, Edwin F. Bartholomew Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, 11th ed. Pearson Education, 2018 ISBN: 1292229861 (Paperback) Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology gives a good introduction into the human anatomy and physiology. Many excellent figures and tables help to elucidate the subjects discussed in the text. However, it does not cover all topics taught in the course in depth. Especially many important molecular and electrophysiological mechanisms are not discussed.
Textbooks & Atlas
Anthony L. Mescher Junqueira's Basic Histology - Text & Atlas, 15th ed. Mc Graw Hill Education, New York 2018 ISBN: 978-1-260-02617-7
Junqueira's Basic Histology offers concise yet thorough information on human tissue structure and function. An opening chapter reviews the histological techniques that allow understanding of cell and tissue structure. The two following chapters focus on the structural and functional organization of human cells. The next seven chapters cover the four basic tissues that make up our organs: epithelia, connective tissue (and its major sub-types), nervous tissue, and muscle. The remaining chapters explain the organization and functional significance of these tissues in each of the body's organ systems. A virtual microscope with over 150 slides of all human tissues and organs is available: http://medsci.indiana.edu/junqueira/virtual/junqueira.htm.
Walter F. Boron, Emile L. Boulpaep: Medical Physiology, 3rd ed. Elsevier, Oxford 2016.
Medical Physiology is a very comprehensive, very detailed book which covers also the molecular details in unparalleled depth. Complex concepts are presented in a clear, concise, and logically organized format, which facilitates understanding of the topics. However, not all topics, especially in the field of neurophysiology are covered.
John E. Hall: Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, 13 th ed. Elsevier, Oxford 2015.
Guyton and Hall's Textbook of Medical Physiology is the 'classical' textbook used by many students of medicine. The detailed text is complemented by illustrations that summarize key concepts in physiology and pathophysiology. Molecular mechanisms, however, are not covered in detail. A virtual microscope with over 150 slides of all human tissues and organs is available: http://medsci.indiana.edu/junqueira/virtual/junqueira.htm.
e-books available via the university library (ThuLB)
Armin Kurtz, Hans-Christian Pape, Stefan Silbernagl, Anja Bondke Persson, Bernhard Brenner Physiologie, 7th ed (German)Thieme 2014 (Link)
Harvey Lodish, Arnold Berk, Chris A. Kaiser, Monty Krieger, Anthony Bretscher, Hidde Ploegh , Angelika Amon, Kelsey Martin: Molecular Cell Biology, 8th edition, W. H. Freeman, 2016.
Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, David Morgan, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter: Molecular Biology of the Cell, 6th Revised edition Taylor & Francis, 2014.
e-books available via the university library (ThuLB)
Wiesława Widłak: Molecular Biology - not only for bioinformaticians Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8248 Springer 2013 (Link).
Werner Buselmaier: Biologie für Mediziner, 13th ed. (German) Springer, Heidelberg 2015 (Link)
Additional resources for microscopic anatomy
On this website you can find links to additional ressources about microscopic anatomy and histologic techniques.
Tutorials about tissue processing and staining
"Leica Pathology Leaders" is a free scientific and educational resource. It offers information ranging from the basics of tissue processing to specific application know-how: Link
Virtual microscope slides
"Virtual microscopes" allow you to study microscopic specimens whenever and whereever you want to if you have access to the internet. The virtual microscope provides the tools to manipulate the specimen by moving it along the x- and y- axis and to change the magnification for a detailed study of the microscopic structures.
For students of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena a virtual microscope is available at this link. Use the login and password provided in the course.
Links to other virtual microscopes can be found below:
Histology Guide - The virtual histology laboratory: Link