Molecular Pathology
Organ-specific Molecular Carcinogenesis

Information about the lectures in WS 2022-2023

The lectures "Molecular Pathology" and "Organ-Specific Molecular Carcinogenesis" will be provided in WS 2022-2023 in face-to-face and/or in digital form as video recordings via Moodle. Please register in TUM-Online for the lectures as soon as they are activated. You will then also be enrolled in the Moodle course at the same time. Questions about the topics can be addressed directly to the respective lecturers during the face-to-face lecture or by e-mail.

The lectures "Molecular Pathology" and "Organ-Specific Molecular Carcinogenesis" are aimed at students of medicine and natural sciences, e.g. biochemistry, biology and molecular biotechnology. The course content deals with the field of molecular cancer research. In the lecture "Molecular Pathology" pathogenetic basics are taught and an overview of modern investigation methods is given. In the lecture "Organ Specific Molecular Carcinogenesis" the mechanisms of carcinogenesis and tumor progression of different organs are specifically discussed.

The lecturers are biologists, biochemists, chemists and human physicians from the Institute of Pathology of the Technical University of Munich and the Urological Clinic and Polyclinic at the Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technical University of Munich, the Institute for Diabetes and Cancer of Helmholtz Zentrum München in Neuherberg, the Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz in Neuherberg and the Städtisches Klinikum München. The intention of the lectures is not only to impart specialist knowledge, but also to build bridges between the medical and natural science faculties.

Both lectures are modules in the subject "Molecular Biomedicine" in the Master's program in Biology at the Technical University of Munich.

Molecular Pathology

Schedule for WS 2022-2023


  • Teaching of  molecular-pathological basics and techniques
  • Introduction of carcinogenesis
  • Discussion of cell and tumorbiologic principles
  • Insights into ongoing research topics


  • Methodology in Molecular Pathology, e.g. Next Generation Sequencing
  • In situ methods for tissue analysis in Pathology
  • Omics technologies in cancer research
  • Biobanks
  • Computational Pathology
  • Tumor suppressor genes and epigenetics
  • Oncogenes
  • Signal transduction
  • Angiogenesis
  • Apoptosis
  • non-coding RNA
  • Cell cycle
  • Environmental carcinogenesis
  • Cancer stem cells
  • Tumor immunity

Organ-specific Molecular Carcinogenesis

Schedule for WS 2022-2023


  • Teaching of principles of molecular carcinogenesis
  • Discussion of the molecular aspects of pathology
  • Introduction of organ-specific carcinogenesis
  • Insights into ongoing research topics


  • Principles of molecular carcinogenesis
  • Esophagus carcinoma
  • Gastric carcinoma
  • Colon carcinoma
  • Pancreatic carcinoma
  • Liver cell carcinoma
  • Lung tumors
  • Mammary carcinoma
  • Brain tumors
  • Endocrine tumors
  • Skin cancer


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Birgit Luber                                          
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Gisela Keller


Other Lecturers:

  • PD Dr. Omid Azimzadeh
  • Prof. Dr. Karl-Friedrich Becker
  • Prof. Dr. Björn Konukiewitz
  • Dr. Dr. Peer-Hendrik Kuhn
  • PD Dr. Simone Mörtl
  • Dr. Alexander Muckenhuber
  • PD Dr. Roman Nawroth
  • PD Dr. Frauke Neff
  • Prof. Dr. Natalia Pellegata, PhD
  • Dr. Michael Rosemann
  • Dr. Sabrina Sarker
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Schüffler
  • PD Dr. Tobias Dreyer