Universität Wien FIND

301591 VO+SE Advanced Cell Biology (2020S)

Lecture Series

5.00 ECTS (4.00 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 served).



Aims, contents and method of the course

Selected topics of cutting edge research and methodological advances in cell biology presented by different experts (topics usually vary slightly from one year to the other). Current topics (11 lecturers): Cytoskeleton and its role in disease; Nuclear assembly; Cell division; Cell fate determination; Epigenetics & chromatin modifications; Selective autophagy; Angiogenesis; Host-pathogen interaction; Tumor biology; RNAi-revolution; and Bioinfomatics in Cell Biology. In addition, students present a literature seminar (20 min) on a topic (related) suggested by the speakers.

Assessment and permitted materials

1. Written (final) exam addressing 3 or more topics covered by lectures. Selected topics and number of questions varies. If questions cover only 4 or less lecturers' topics, they must all be answered positively in order to pass. Answers to topic questions will be evaluated (1-5) by corresponding lecturers. 2. Student's seminar presentations are evaluated separately (1-5). Final grade (1-5) represents averaged evaluations of written exam plus seminar which counts with a weight of up to 25% of the total.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A minimum of 70% of the lectures should have been attended and a seminar presentation must have beeen given in order to become eligible to take the final written exam.

Examination topics

Contents of (all) lectures

Reading list

Additional readings are usually not required, but can occasionally be recommended by lecturers

Association in the course directory


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