Universität Wien

270165 VO+SE Nucleic Acid Biotechnology (2021S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: English



Wednesdays, 9:00-10:45 am, BigBlueButton (moodle)

Digital only


Aims, contents and method of the course

Introduction to nucleic acid biotechnology with an emphasis on understanding the scientific foundations of the technology. Topics include: Chemical synthesis of oligonucleotides, gene synthesis, backbone and base modifications, microarrays and sequencing, DNA-based data storage, extension of the genetic alphabet, DNA and RNA therapeutics. We will also study in detail the structure and function of DNA and RNA, as well as current and modern analytical methods in the field of nucleic acids.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written and oral reports and participation in discussions.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding the synthesis and properties of natural and modified nucleic acids and their roles in biotechnology.

Examination topics

Mix of interactive lecture and reading and discussion of relevant articles and reviews.

Reading list

Nucleic Acids in Chemistry and Biology, Michael Gait, RSC Publishing

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Last modified: Sa 08.07.2023 00:21