Universität Wien

301846 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



Verpflichtende Vorbesprechung: Termin folgt
Termin: 30.8.- 17.9.2021
Curricular requirements for enrollment to the course for all participants: Completion of Lecture 301364 (Research topics in Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunobiology).;
Course requirements and admission criteria:
1. Attendance at the preliminary meeting (‘Vorbesprechung’);
2. Master’s students in A 066 830 'Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunobiology' will have preferential access;
3. Additional requirements for students who have not completed their bachelor's degree in the bachelor's program Biologie at the University of Vienna in the areas of BMG or BMB: External students who got practical courses (UE) as requirement by the admission to the Master´s program have to complete them in advance (bring a copy of your admission letter and a current transcript to the preliminary meeting).


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
- Determination of the stability of prokaryotic mRNA
- Determination of the activity of translational initiation signals
- Regulation of translation by non-coding RNAs and proteins
- Techniques for the analysis of protein-RNA interactions
- Techniques for the analysis of protein-protein interactions
- Purification of recombinant proteins to homogeneity

Assessment and permitted materials

The evaluation consists of different performances: active participation and results obtained, written report, theoretical knowledge including final exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Compulsory attendance;
Active participation and results obtained (50%),
Written report (30%),
Theoretical knowledge including final exam (20%);
Each of the subgrades must have a positive evaluation.

Examination topics

Contents and theoretical background of the course units.

Reading list

Script of the course.

Association in the course directory


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