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301417 VO Methods in Cell Biology (2019S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


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


Language: English

Examination dates



Lectures will take place May 14th to June 18th, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12:00-2:00pm, in MFPL 6th floor SR 1 (Dr. Bohrgasse 9/6, 1030 Vienna).
(4 slots are reserved for flexibility)

Lecture Date Topic Lecturer:
1. May 14th “Noble” 2015 topic: DNA Repair and Remodeling Methods Dea Slade
2. May 15th “Noble” 2016 topic (Autophagy) Techniques in Membrane Biochemistry Sascha Martens
3. May 21st Next Generation Sequencing Andreas Sommer
4. May 22nd Breakthrough Technology 2016 (MIT)-Lecture: Genome editing with a focus on CRISPR Krzysztof Chylinski
5. May 28th Mass Spectrometry and Advanced Proteomics Christopher Gerner
6. May 29th Light Microscopy Techniques-Applicative Potential of BioOptics Josef Gotzmann
7. June 11th “Noble” 2014 topic: Super-Resolution Microscopy Thomas Peterbauer
8. June 12th Fluorescence microscopy methods in studies of cellular physiology Ivan Yudushkin
9. June 18th “Noble” 2017 topic (Cryo-EM) Structural Biology & X-ray Crystallography Gang Dong


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. Current topics outlined above.

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.

@Exam: 9 questions - one each per lecturer - each question 6 points max.
Evaluation key: Sehr Gut (1) 47.00-54.00 // Gut (2) 39.00-46.99 // Befriedigend (3) 30.00-38.99 // Genügend (4) 25.00-29.99 // Nicht Genügend (5) 00.00-24.99

Examination topics

the slide content of the individual lectures is the basis for the exam questions. Any added oral/written comments from the individual lecturers will also be included.

Reading list

shall be announced by each lecturer

Association in the course directory


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