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301417 VO Methods in Cell Biology (2020S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie



Language: English

Examination dates



Dear Participants of the "Methods in Cell Biology" Lecture Series,

We have been informed as of today (March 31st), that a "normalized" teaching performance will not be implemented before midst of May.

We do currently stick to the proposed schedule (starting with Lecture 1 at May 5), but keep the right to re-schedule if necessary. As of now, we have to plan running the series as video lectures (either recorded or online - this will be up to the respective lecturer). We may keep the format, even if standard lecturing will be allowed. We will keep you updated.

All exam dates will be kept active, until further notice. We cannot estimate, which options will be available by June.

For the time in between I have asked the lecturers to upload reading/teaching material/lecture slides so that you can prepare yourselves in an appropriate way.

All the best,

Josef Gotzmann

Lectures will take place May 5th to June 17th, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12:00-2:00pm, in MFPL 6th floor SR 1 (Dr. Bohrgasse 9/6, 1030 Vienna).
(4 slots - June 3,9,10,17 -are reserved for flexibility)

1. May 5th DNA Repair and Remodeling Methods; “Noble” 2015 topic Dea Slade
2. May 6th Techniques in Membrane Biochemistry; Includes “Noble” 2016 topic “Autophagy” Sascha Martens
3. May 12th Next Generation Sequencing including single cell sequencing Andreas Sommer
4. May 13th Genome editing with a focus on CRISPR Krzysztof Chylinski
5. May 19th Mass Spectrometry and Advanced Proteomics Christopher Gerner
6. May 20th Noble 2019 Lecture: “Methods to study oxygen sensing” Fluorescence microscopy methods in studies of cellular physiology Ivan Yudushkin
7. May 26th Light Microscopy Techniques-Applicative Potential of BioOptics; includes Noble 2018 physics topic: “Optical Tweezers” Josef Gotzmann
8. May 27th Super-Resolution Microscopy (“Noble” 2014 topic) Thomas Peterbauer
9. June 2nd Structural Biology & X-ray Crystallography; includes “Noble” 2017 topic “Cryo-EM” 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
Due to the Covid-19 measures, the exam will be held in SS 2020 in digital form.

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


Last modified: Fr 30.10.2020 11:30