The lecture Physiology of Microorganisms provides a comprehensive overview about the diversity of microbial life styles and its biochemical, physiological and molecular biological background. A special focus is given to the regulation of microbial activities and to the plethora of metabolic pathways featured by distinct bacterial groups in the different ecosystems. The lecture also includes cellular biology aspects of microorganisms. 

In the seminar, the students will present and scientifically discuss current microbial trends and problems using recent publications in the field (in English).