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301904 UE Neurophysiology and behavior of C. elegans (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. 6 participants
Language: English



Vorbesprechung: 2.3.2021, 9:30 Uhr via Zoom

since this course was cancelled twice in previous semesters students registered before will be given priority.

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Meeting ID: 871 9664 6053
Passcode: 852629

Termin: 14. - 25.6.2021
Die Lehrveranstaltung findet am IMP (Research Institute of Molecular Pathology - Am Campus Vienna Biocenter 1, 1030 Wien) statt.

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 11.06.2021 before 10am. Details will be explained at the Vorbesprechung.

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.

Other criteria:
1. Presence at Vorbesprechung

2. Priority will be given to students in the Masterprograms: A 066834 Molekulare Biologie/Schwerpunkt Neurowissenschaften und A 066 878Verhaltens-, Neuro- und Kognitionsbiologie.

3. Further priority will be given to students that passed the exams of the following LVs:

301180 UE Advanced genetics: C.elegans
301905-1 Information-processing in neuronal networks
300310-1 Grundlagen der Neurobiologie
300049-1 Methoden der Neurobiologie
301137 VO Basics of Neuroscience
301325 UE Basics of Neuroscience

4. Students from other faculties or universities that document training in basic and advanced Neuroscience.


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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