Universität Wien

301841 UE Practical Course in Molecular Microbiology (2021S)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 16 participants
Language: English



Preliminary discussion: 06/29/2021, 10:00 a.m. online via Zoom (link will be sent by e-mail)
Date: 19.7. - 6.8.2021 all day
The curriculum requirement for this course is the successful completion of lecture 301364 (Research topics in Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunobiology).
Requirements and admission criteria:
1. Presence at the preliminary meeting;
2. Students in the Master’s program A 066 830 Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunobiology will be given priority when allocating places;
3. The following also applies to students who did not complete their Bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of Vienna with a focus on BMG or BMB: External students who have received examination-immanent courses (UE) as requirements for admission to study must have these in advance complete (take a copy of the letter of admission and a current transcript with you at the preliminary meeting).

For external students: requirements for this practical course are the completion of compulsory courses with continuous assessment (UE) from the admission certificate.

Further information: http://molekularebiologie.univie.ac.at/


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course deals with techniques used to study gene expression in bacteria. The participants will learn these techniques by studying current research topics of the groups involved in teaching. Methods to address the following questions will be applied:
- Determination of the promoter activity
- Techniques for the analysis of protein-DNA interactions
- Purification of recombinant proteins to homogeneity

Assessment and permitted materials

Compulsory attendance; the evaluation consists of different performances: active participation and results obtained, written report, theoretical knowledge including final exam (the percentage of the subgrades will be announced by the course leader); each of the subgrades must have a positive evaluation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

a. Minimum requirement: participation during the internship, writing a protocol, exam,
b. Assessment standard: participation 50%, minutes 30%, exam 20%

Examination topics

Content of the course held

Reading list

Course documents in Moodle Information on the literature available on the slides in Moodle.

Association in the course directory


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