Universität Wien

301705 SE Research-proposal Submission and Assessment (2020S)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

In the course, students shall assemble a short scientific project in the form of a written application and a 15 minute presentation. There are several topics for choice, experts in the respective fields will guide students through the chosen subject.


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


max. 8 participants
Language: German



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Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the seminar is to recognize important current and future topics and problems in biochemistry and molecular biology and the ability to propose modern experimental strategies to clarify current questions in biochemistry and molecular biology; experimental design and controls, detection and avoidance of possible problems, compilation of experiments into complete, feasible projects with relevant, publishable results.

Discussion of current topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and state-of-the-art methods; Projects are written by the students including estimation of time and material requirements. In addition, students prepare and present seminars on selected methods with the help of literature which is provided. A second focus are discussions in which current topics, open questions, experimental strategies, and project design are discussed

Assessment and permitted materials

Continuous evaluation of the student about their active participation and their contribution to the scientific discussion.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Compulsory attendance;
Written scientific project (support by a supervisor) in which current biochemical and molecular biological methods are used to clarify open questions; Estimation of time and materials used in the project.

Examination topics


Reading list

will be provided by the lecturer

Association in the course directory


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