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300417 VO Methods in Cell Biology (2016S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Language: English

Examination dates



The lecture series will take place May 2 to June 8,2016; each Monday and Wednesday (12:00 pm - 2:00 pm) at MFPL (Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9, 1030 Vienna), Seminar room 1/2, 6th floor.

1. May 2nd
2. May 4th
3. May 9th
4. May 11th
5. May 18th
6. May 23rd
7. May 25th
8. May 30th
9. June 1st
alternative dates:
10. June 6th
11. June 8th

Topics: detailed order will be announced soon
- Structural Biology & X-ray Crystallography
- Fluorescence microscopy methods in studies of cellular physiology
- Mass Spectrometry and Advanced proteomics
- “Noble” topic: DNA Repair and Remodeling Methods
- Techniques in Membrane Biochemistry
- Method of the Year 2015-Lecture: Genome editing with a focus on CRISPR
- Light Microscopy Techniques-Applicative Potential of BioOptics
- Super-Resolution Microscopy
- Next Generation Sequencing

(all MFPL (Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9, 1030 Vienna), Seminar room 1/2, 6th floor; all 2-4 pm):

June 29th 14-16
September 28th 14-16
November 3rd 14-16
December 7th, 14-16


Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture deals with modern state of the art methods and applications in molecular cell biological research. It is designed for students advanced enough to be already familiar with the basic theory and basic practical approaches in cell and molecular biology (eg: tissue culture, transfection, PCR, etc). The taught subjects are adapted annually to allow incorporation of new developments in the field. Currenly the topics include: modern light microscopy techniques, life cell imaging, epigenetic analyses, genome editing and CRISPR technology, analyses of gene expression, protein-protein interactions, DNA repair techniques, structural biology methods and proteomic approaches.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

It is the principle aim of this lecture series to give people advanced in their study an overview on selected techniques and technologies which are beyond standard textbook knowledge. A series of specialists, who also work with these techniques in everyday lab-life, will allow students to get a deeper insight into how profound scientific research is conducted on a methodological level.

Examination topics

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