Universität Wien FIND

301904 UE Neurophysiology and behavior of C. elegans (2020W)

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. 6 participants
Language: English



Termin: 23.11. - 04.12.2020
Ort: Research Institute of Molecular Pathology Campus Vienna Biocenter 1, 1030 Wien)

In order to maintain general safety in face of the covid-19 pandemic, the students are expected to participate in the covid-19 testing scheme (2x / week, voluntary, anonymous) implemented at the IMP. A first test sample shall be given Friday 20.11.2020 before 10am. Details will be explained at the Vorbesprechung.

Vorbesprechung via zoom:
Time: Oct 7, 2020 14:30 AM Vienna

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Meeting ID: 858 2563 7405
Passcode: 961360

Requirements & conditions of admission:

Students who were admitted to the course in the last semester that was canceled due to the covid-19 lockdown will be admitted with top priority.
Course requirements and admission criteria:
1. Attendance at the preliminary meeting (‘Vorbesprechung’);
2. Successfully completion of the lecture VO301101 ‘Epigenetics’ (WS) Egger, Seiser;
3. Master’s students in A 066834 Molekulare Biologie/Schwerpunkt Neurowissenschaften and A 066 878 'Verhaltens-, Neuro- und Kognitionsbiologiewill have preferential access;
4. 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

We invite students with interest in neurobiology during their Masters studies. We will teach modern approaches in neuronal cell biology, behavioral neuroscience and neurophysiology using the tractable model organisms Caenorhabditis elegans as a tool.

Assessment and permitted materials

The students have to actively participate in the course and read the required literature given during the course. After the course each student has to independently prepare a report (5 pages), including introduction into the research topic, presentation of results including statistical evaluation and conclusions.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

The grade will be given by 50% active participation during the course and 50% report.

Reading list

Will be given at Vorbesprechung.

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