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301735 VO Modelsystems of Molecular Biology (2021S)

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 served).


Language: German, English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

see german version

Thursday 06.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Friday 07.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Friday 14.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 20.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Friday 21.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 27.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Friday 28.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 10.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Friday 11.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 17.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Friday 18.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 24.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Friday 25.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Lecture Content:
This is a ring lecture about several important model systems that were employed to make fundamental discoveries in biology.
It is held by selected experts on the discussed model organisms:
Verena Jantsch-Plunger: general introduction to model systems and Caenorhabditis elegans
Andreas Bachmair: Arabidopsis thaliana and plants
Christopher Campbell: yeasts
Peter Fuchs: Mus musculus
Wolfgang Miller: Drosophila melanogaster
Florian Raible: Danio rerio
Kristin Teßmar-Raible: Platinereiis dumerilli|
The lecture covers an introduction on the incentives to develop model systems, on important properties of the selected model systems and examples of outstanding discoveries made by using them. Furthermore some newly emerging model systems are presented.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam:
60% multiple choice questions; 40 % narrative questions and answers

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Insight and knowledge concerning the fundamental characteristics of the presented model organisms. Basic understanding of the presented key discoveries that were made using the presented model system.
Key for evaluation:
82% of max. points: 1
72% of max. points: 2
62% of max. points: 3
50% of max points: 4
Less than 50%: 5

Examination topics

Slides from the lecture (Moodle University of Vienna)

Reading list

Further special literature is given by the individual lecturers in the ppt slides.

Association in the course directory

BIO 9, BIO I-2, UF BU 10

Last modified: Mo 10.01.2022 08:49