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301246 SE+UE Advanced Genetic Engineering (2020W)

practical course and seminar

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 served).


max. 12 participants
Language: German, English



dates see german-version.

Course requirements and admission criteria:
1. Attendance at the preliminary meeting (‘Vorbesprechung’);
2. Successful completion of the lecture 301557 Principles Genetics (WS).
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 (please bring a copy of your admission

letter and a current transcript to the preliminary meeting).


Aims, contents and method of the course

Genetic constructs are fundamental to both biological- and biochemical research.
We will introduce a selected group of interested students to state of the art genetic engineering (2weeks).
Methods will include restriction free cloning by recombineering and by Gibson assembly
and genome editing by CRISPR. The practical course will be complemented by a
literature Seminar on new developments in genetic engineering. A presentation will
be presented by each student in the third week of the course.

Assessment and permitted materials

The evaluation consists of 3 equal parts: Successful participation in the course (attendance & results), written report that will be discussed and defended in a final exam and a presentation. Each of the 3 parts must be successfully completed.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory


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