FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda Head of Competence Center for Molecular Biotechnology, Academic Staff email@example.com T: +43 1 606 68 77-3507 F: +43 1 606 68 77-3509Room: OG.F.05 Helmut Qualtinger Gasse 2 1030 Wien Lectures 2019/20 Applied Life Sciences > Biochemistry I: Foundations & Building Blocks ...Molecular Biotechnologymore Biochemistry I: Foundations & Building Blocks of Life VO Lector: FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS > Infection Biology VOMolecular Biotechnologymore Infection Biology VO 2 SWS 2 ECTS Lecture contents In this lecture course the complex interactions between pathogens and the human host are presented and the molecular, cellular and immunological aspects of this interaction are explained. Strategies developed by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites to colonize, invade, survive, reproduce and spread are discussed. The cellular and systemic effects on the host, the host's defence mechanisms and the clinical manifestations of the infectious diseases are shown. Furthermore, diagnostic tests and antimicrobial and antiviral treatment possibilities are explained and the concepts behind the development of novel diagnostic tools, drugs and vaccines for future prevention and therapy of infectious diseases are introduced. Assessment methods Final examWritten exam in the end of the lecture course Teaching methods Lecture Language English > Molecular Biological & Biophysical Methods SEMolecular Biotechnologymore Molecular Biological & Biophysical Methods SE Lector: FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda, FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank 1.5 SWS 3 ECTS Lecture contents Topics:Detection of Nucleic AcidsPCRWestern blotGrowth of MicroorganismsAntibodies and their use in Molecular BiologyCentrifugationProtein PurificationSouthern and Northern blotPrimer and HybridizationProteinexpressionMicroarrayFlurescence in Molecular BiologySequencingIsolation and Purification of Nucleic Acids from various OrganismsPrimer and HybridisationPrimer design for cloning of a gene Assessment methods Preparation, Oral Presentation, Participation in Discussions, written exam at the end of the seminar Teaching methods Seminar, topic preparation in small groups (4-5), oral presentation in small groups (9-10), 15 minutes presentation, discussion, preparation of a handout Language German > Molecular Immunology SEMolecular Biotechnologymore Molecular Immunology SE 1 SWS 1 ECTS Lecture contents In this course research papers from internationally respected high-quality journals from the field of Molecular Immunology are distributed to the students who read them on their own. The seminar itself then takes the format of a peer-group discussion, where students present the background, the most important findings and the conclusion of the publications. Furthermore, they discuss the strengths and the weaknesses of the publications and make suggestions for improvements. Assessment methods Seminar paperParticipation in discussion Teaching methods Seminar Language English > Vaccine Development SEMolecular Biotechnologymore Vaccine Development SE Lector: FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda 1 SWS 1 ECTS Lecture contents The seminar deepens the students' knowledge in the field of vaccine development by operating first in-depth literature search on selected topics and then summarizing the knowledge acquired in a presentation and in a written work. Students will actively participate in the presentations of other colleagues, in which they ask questions and offer constructive criticism. Assessment methods Presentation, discussion, manuscript Teaching methods Seminar (literature search, presentation, discussion, manuscript) Language English > Virology VOMolecular Biotechnologymore Virology VO Lector: FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda 0.5 SWS 1 ECTS Lecture contents Basics in Virology:(a) Bacteriophages: morphology, replication, growth and quantification, application in biotechnology - examples(b) animal viruses: morphology, replication, pathogenesis, examples (retro viruses, influenza virus) Assessment methods Written exam Teaching methods Lecture Language German-English PublicationsThe publications of Ines Swoboda written at FH Campus Wien can be found in our publication database, others in the personal web space.