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

Head of Competence Center for Molecular Biotechnology, Academic Staff


T: +43 1 606 68 77-3507
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3509

Room: 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 VO
Molecular 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 exam
Written exam in the end of the lecture course

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

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Topics:
Detection of Nucleic Acids
PCR
Western blot
Growth of Microorganisms
Antibodies and their use in Molecular Biology
Centrifugation
Protein Purification
Southern and Northern blot
Primer and Hybridization
Proteinexpression
Microarray
Flurescence in Molecular Biology
Sequencing
Isolation and Purification of Nucleic Acids from various Organisms
Primer and Hybridisation
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 (4-5), oral presentation in small groups (9-10), 15 minutes presentation, discussion, preparation of a handout

Language

German

> Molecular Immunology SE
Molecular 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 paper
Participation in discussion

Teaching methods

Seminar

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

Publications

The publications of Ines Swoboda written at FH Campus Wien can be found in our publication database, others in the personal web space.