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FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda

Lehre und Forschung


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Lectures 2017/18

Applied Life Sciences

> Infection Biology VO
Molecular Biotechnologymore

Infection Biology VO

Lector: FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The lecture deals with the representation of the complex interactions between host and pathogen during infectious diseases. First, the defense mechanisms of the host, the innate and the adaptive immune system, are examined in detail. Then strategies of infection developed by pathogens to overcome host defense, survival and spread are presented. On the basis of model organisms infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and parasites are discussed in more detail. Furthermore, diagnostic and clinical aspects and fundamentals of antimicrobial and antiviral therapy are discussed. Finally, the principles and the most important basic concepts and methods of epidemiology are presented.

Assessment methods

Written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

English

> Molecular Biological & Biophysical Methods SE
Molecular Biotechnologymore

Molecular Biological & Biophysical Methods SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda, FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Topics:
Detection of Nucleic Acids
PCR
Western blot
Growth of Microorganisms
Antibodies and their use in Molecular Biology
Centrifugation
Southern and Northern blot
Primer and Hybridization
Proteinexpression and purification
Microarray
Flurescence in Molecular Biology
Sequencing
Isolation and Purification of Nucleic Acids from various Organisms
Primer 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 (3-4), oral presentation in small groups (3-7), 15 minutes presentation, discussion, preparation of a handout

Language

German-English

> Scientific Method SE
Molecular Biotechnologymore

Scientific Method SE

Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Thomas Czerny, FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda, FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

During this seminar, the students will present the topics of their Master thesis projects and discuss the chosen strategies and methods.

Assessment methods

continuous evaluation

Teaching methods

Presentations; Q & A sessions; independent literature searches.

Language

English

> Vaccine Development SE
Molecular 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 VO
Molecular 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