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301180 UE Advanced genetics: C.elegans (2019S)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
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 serve).


max. 12 participants
Language: English



Course requirements and admission criteria:
1.Attendance at the introductory meeting for the course (‘Vorbesprechung’)
2. Master’s students in A877 'Genetics und Developmental Biology' and those who have successfully completed the lecture series VO301557 ‘Principles of Genetics’ will be considered preferentially for a place in the course
3. Additional requirements for students who have not completed their bachelor's degree in the bachelor's program Biologie at the University of Vienna in the areas of BMG or BMB: External students who got practical courses (UE) as requirement by the admission to the Master´s program have to complete them in advance (bringa copy of your admission letter and a current transcript to the preliminary meeting).


Aims, contents and method of the course

This is an advanced course for the genetic model system C. elegans, covering classical forward and reverse genetics, as well as more recent methods of targeted genome editing. A basic understanding of genetics is essential for this course. Completion of the following introductory lecture series is therefore recommended: VO 300557 Principles in Genetics and Developmental Biology.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written protocol, class participation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Familiarize students with the theory and practice of C. elegans as a genetic model.

Examination topics

- Introduction to C. elegans as an experimental model
- Classical forward genetics incl. genetic mapping and epistasis
- Reverse genetics (RNAi)
- Targeted genome manipulation by Mos-mediated transposition
- Cellular Analysis by immunofluorescence microscopy
- Seminars on current C. elegans research at the VBC campus

Reading list

Class handout, WormBook (http://www.wormbook.org/)

Association in the course directory


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