Bachelor

Molecular Biotechnology

full-time

 
 

Molecular Biotechnology

This natural sciences degree program provides a broad practical training in medical biotechnology. Molecular biological techniques are used to research causes, diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer. In addition to applications in the medical field, molecular biotechnology is also used in the development of vaccines and active pharmaceutical ingredients. With the help of genetic engineering, cells are manipulated in such a way that they produce therapeutic proteins such as insulin and vaccines. As a graduate, you will be a biotechnological generalist with entrepreneurial skills and as a scientific/technical assistant you will be active in research and development.

Department
Applied Life Sciences
Topic
Technologies

Highlights

  • Focus on medical biotechnology

  • R&D-Projects in cooperation with Universities and Companies: allergy research, cell-based test systems and cellular signaling pathways

     

    Facts

    Final degree

    Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences (BSc)

    Duration of course
    6 Semesters
    Organisational form
    full-time

    tuition fee per semester:

    € 363,361

    + ÖH premium + contribution2

    ECTS
    180 ECTS
    Language of instruction
    German

    Application winter semester 2023/24

    1st January to 12th March 2023

    Study places

    60

    1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester

    2 for additional study expenses (currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year)

    New study location from winter semester 2022/23: The Department of Applied Life Sciences will move to the new building at Favoritenstraße 222, 1100 Vienna in the summer of 2022.

    Before the studies

    Your strengths lie in biology, chemistry and mathematics. You are interested in natural sciences, medicine and their related technologies. This includes bioinformatics. With a strong spirit of innovation you question existing applications. You want to develop them further and discover new technologies. You want to apply your manual skills in the laboratory to help people. You are a structured thinker and like to examine things extremely closely and you have the patience to take the many necessary steps to reach your findings. You are aware that alone you can achieve a lot, and in a team you can achieve everything. The fact that English is the language of life sciences awakens your linguistic ambition.

    Why you should study with us

    Study place = lab place

    Sharing is good, however, not your lab space, please. You are guaranteed your own.

    Highly sought-after knowledge

    What you learn here is crucial to solving global problems.

    International network

    Going abroad for an internship or a job: this is the next logical step when studying with us.

    Applicants have to fulfill one of the below mentioned admission requirements, to be able to study at the FH Campus Wien. Either you hold a Higher education entrance qualification or the University entrance qualification examination or already passed the University entrance qualification examination for a study program at the University of Vienna or you can present relevant professional qualifications. However, participation in the admission procedure is mandatory.

    You can find more information at on the website of the Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research

    • Higher education entrance qualification:
      • School leaving certificate from a secondary school or a secondary technical school.
      • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
      • Equivalent certification from abroad
        • Equivalence is determined by international agreements or validation. In individual cases the head of the academic section may also recognize the equivalence
    • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung, short SBP)
      The following compulsory subjects of the university entrance qualification for university courses of study are recognized, in addition to an essay on a general topic (D) in accordance with the Act on University Entrance Qualifications (StudBerG) as a prerequisite for admission to this degree program (English and German at CEFR level B2):
      • Biology Level 1
      • Chemistry Level 2
      • Mathematics Level 2
    • University entrance qualification examinations for one of the following university courses of study are recognized as an admission requirement. They were selected based on the subjects defined by the University of Vienna and the university entrance qualification examinations:
      • Natural Sciences: Biology
      • Chemistry
      • Nutritional Sciences
      • Pharmacy
      • UF Biology and Environmental Science
    • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations
      • You have professional qualifications in the vocational field of "chemistry laboratory assistant and biology technician" (applies for Germany and Switzerland).
      • Necessary additional exams for first Biology and Mathematics, for second Chemistry and Mathematics.

    Proof of mandatory additional exams must be provided at the beginning of the semester in which courses are scheduled that require mastery of the subject matter of the additional exam concerned.

     

    The following applies to third country applicants:

    Regulation for the admission of third country citizens (PDF, 223 KB)

    Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (PDF 145 KB)

    For information on the German B2 language certificate, see "German language certificate for foreign applicants".

    There are 60 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Molecular Biotechnology each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:4

    For a complete application, you must upload the following documents as a scan when applying online

    • Letter of motivation (maximum one page)
    • Fully completed and signed application form (after completing the online application by email to biotechnologie@fh-campuswien.ac.at)
    • Birth certificate
    • Proof of citizenship (Passport, identity card, residence permit, ...)
    • School leaving certificate / university entrance qualification examination / verification of professional qualifications
    • If necessary, the certificate of completion of compulsory military or civil service
    • Mandatory: For those changing degree programs: transcripts of the examinations completed (“Sammelzeugnis”)
    • Portrait photo
    • Bachelor's certificate of another study program is not recognized as proof of school leaving certificate. School leaving certificate is obligatory to upload. 
    • If you are a transfer student, you are required to upload your collective certificate with your application. Otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete and cannot be considered further.
    • Applicants* who have a school leaving certificate from abroad (not AUT/German CH/D/South Tyrol) must provide proof of B2 language proficiency within the application deadline. 
    • An unsigned application form is considered a reason for exclusion from the application process. 
    • After the application deadline has ended there is no possibility to apply, without exception.

    German language certificate for foreign applicants

    Applicants from abroad must provide proof of German language proficiency level B2 by the application deadline*. Applicants from German-speaking Switzerland, Germany and South Tyrol are exempt from this requirement. Certificates from the following institutions are valid: 

    • Austrian Language Diploma - ÖSD Zertifikat B2, 
    • Goethe Institute - Goethe Zertifikat B2
    • telc German B2
    • German Language Examination for University Admission of Foreign Study Applicants DSH1
    • Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Test DaF), at least level TDN 4 in all parts
    • Language Center of the University of Vienna - course and successfully passed exam at level B2.2

    The language certificates must not be older than 3 years.
    *Please note that the bachelor degree program is held in GERMAN only and foreign prospective students have to provide a German level B2 according to the CEFR within the registration period. 

    Please note:
    A temporary caching of the online application form is not possible. You must complete your application in one session. Your online application will be accepted once you have submitted all required documents as well as the signed application form scanned per e-mail to biotechnologie@fh-campuswien.ac.at. The university entrance certificate must be submitted after successful completion of the final school examination, at the latest at the beginning of the semester.

    Your online application will be accepted when you have uploaded all the required forms and documents. Please also note that you will receive an invitation to the written aptitude test for the admission procedure at the earliest AFTER the application deadline.

    After completing your application, you will receive an automatically generated response email. This is your confirmation of the successful application and entitles you to take part in the written aptitude test. All further information for the admission procedure can be found in this e-mail.

    Notice: The application documents are checked for completeness. Applicants with incomplete applications will not be considered for the admission procedure. We ask for your understanding that due to organizational and time-related reasons, e-mail inquiries can only be answered to a limited extent during the application phase.

    The admission procedure consists of a written test and an interview with the admission committee.

    • Aim
      The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level admission procedure with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for the intended profession.
    • Procedure

      If the application documents are fully provided and meet the admission requirements, you will be invited to participate in the first part of the admission procedure. The first part is a written admission test on the computer on site.

      You will complete a multiple choice test to assess your basic knowledge of (molecular) biology, mathematics and chemistry and test your ability to think logically. Test content: The test covers knowledge based on general secondary school (AHS) text books and general knowledge. Questions will cover the basics of mathematics and chemistry (AHS upper level knowledge) and basic knowledge of cell biology. Botany and zoology are not relevant.

      For the written admission test, which takes place at the main location of the FH Campus Wien, your personal presence in Vienna is required.

      After positive completion of the written admission test, you will be invited to the second part of the admission procedure, which is planned as an online interview.

      An average of 120 applicants are invited to this phase of the admission procedure. The focus is on motivation, performance behavior, problem solving, ability to reflect, understanding of the profession, etc. The interview will be conducted with an online meeting tool.

      The test and the interview are scored and ranked.

    • Criteria
      The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. The geographical origin of the applicant or even a re-application has no influence on the admission decision. The admission requirements must be met in all cases. Applicants are evaluated according to the following weighting system:

      • Admission test (60%) and
      • Admission interview (40%)

      The admission committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff) awards places to the applicants who score highest in the tests. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the admission procedure are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.

    Participation in the selection process is mandatory and cannot be made up for on a separate date.

    Waiting List
    Based on the number of points achieved in the selection process, you will also be placed on the waiting list. If after the selection process you are put on the waiting list, depending on the number of people who refuse acceptance and the number of places available, it is possible that you will be offered a place in the degree program for the current winter semester. This usually takes place at very short notice and cannot be determined in advance. We ask for your understanding that for organizational reasons no information can be given about your current place on the list and you will be informed immediately if you are offered a place in the degree program.

    Rejection by the Degree Program
    If you receive a rejection after the selection process, you can reapply for the next winter semester as soon as the application window is open. You will have to apply online again, resubmit all the necessary documents and go through the entire selection process again.

    Acceptance
    You will be informed by email about the acceptance for a place in the degree program. You will be sent the education and training contract and various regulations by email. You must sign and return the contract by the specified deadline in order to secure and accept your place in the degree program. The invoice for the tuition fee will be sent to you separately from the accounting department. This may take some time. The timetable is expected to be activated one to two weeks BEFORE the start of the semester. All other study-relevant information will either be sent to you by email or you will be given the information during the starting event at the beginning of the academic year.

    Rejection by Applicants
    If you do not want to or cannot accept your place at the university, we ask you to please inform the office of the degree program as soon as possible via biotechnologie@fh-campuswien.ac.at. Your place will then be assigned to the next in line. Rejection or withdrawal from the education and training contract are only accepted in writing.

    The dates for the application, written admission test and interviews will be announced here.

    Perhaps your qualifications exceed our admission requirements, you are interested in the possibility of joining the program at a higher semester or you hold a degree from a university abroad?

    For more information, please refer to the sections on validation and shortening programs

    Shortening the Duration of Studies
    For applicants who have a certain amount of knowledge relevant to the course, there is the possibility to start directly in the 3rd semester AFTER passing relevant additional exams.

    Under certain conditions, there is the possibility that graduates of the HTL for Chemistry/Rosensteingasse (biochemistry and molecular biotechnology) as well as the private HTL for food technology can enter the third semester directly by means of additional exams and depending on the availability of places in the degree program in the 3rd semester.

    To do this, please send an email including your complete university entrance certificate or the report card for your final year of school to biotechnologie@fh-campuswien.ac.at.

    The timely submission of the application documents and participation in the admission process is mandatory.

    Changing Your Degree Program
    Applicants who want to change or are changing their degree program with their application must submit all report cards and certificates in the course of the application. Any crediting of exams must be checked individually and primarily have no effect on the admission procedure.


    During your Studies

    You will study and conduct research in state-of-the-art lecture rooms and laboratories. In addition, your education and research will benefit from our close partnerships with the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. We have built a strong international network that offers you the opportunity to complete an internship or to study at prestigious universities such as King's College or Imperial College in London, which are among the top 10 universities in the world. You can undertake an internship in one of our many R&D projects which will give you the opportunity to experience application-oriented research first-hand as well as the chance to make valuable contacts for your future career. Contact to job-related topics is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts in fields related to the degree program.

    Through your practice-oriented education, you will learn to develop and apply new recombinant active pharmaceutical agents and vaccines as well as stem-cell and gene therapies for the treatment of diseases such as cancer or Alzheimer's disease. Recombinant proteins are produced biotechnologically by inserting foreign DNA into cells so that they then produce the desired proteins. The focus of the degree program is the cell: you will learn the key cell-signaling pathways and processes in detail. Your main interest is the genome.

    You will learn how this important part of the cell, which contains the complete genetic information of an organism, works in both healthy and diseased systems. In this degree program we guarantee you a place in a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratory and the opportunity to participate in an R&D project of the Department of Molecular Biotechnology or a partner institution as part of an extensive internship in research areas such as allergy research, cell-based test systems and signaling pathways of the cell.

    The degree program combines comprehensive expertise in natural sciences and technology with quality and process management. You will enjoy an intensive process-oriented education. Your highly application-oriented education will be rounded out by the fundamentals of economics and law, laboratory courses and seminars.

    • You will study human biology, cell and molecular biology, functional genomics as well as general, analytical and organic chemistry. Mathematics and bioinformatics will complement your methodical skills.
    • You will undertake extensive laboratory courses in small groups. You will apply the methods of scientific working when completing your bachelor’s thesis.
    • You will acquire management skills in the fields of quality management, good laboratory practice (GLP) and clinical testing.
    • You will acquire the fundamentals of marketing and communication.

    Curriculum

    Analytical Chemistry I LAB
    6 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Analytical Chemistry I LAB

    Lector: Thorsten Bischof, B.Sc., Mag.pharm. Dr. Michaela Böhmdorfer, Stefanie Gutmann, Andrea Krames, BSc MSc, Mag.pharm.Dr. Alexandra Maria Maier-Salamon, Mag. Dr. Stefan Poschner, Christoph Winkler, BSc.

    6 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Laboratory regulations, labelling of hazardous substances, occupational safety, proper disposal of chemicals
    Measures of concentration (mol, molar concentration, relative concentration)
    Basic laboratory techniques, writing laboratory protocols
    Qualitative analysis of inorganic ion mixtures and inorganic and simple organic salt compounds, nomenclature of simple salts
    Quantitative analysis by volumetry (acid-base titration, redox titration, complexometry)
    pH and pH determination methods, preparation of buffer solutions
    Semi-quantitative analysis of inorganic anions and cations using colorimetric rapid tests

    Assessment methods

    Course with inherent examination character.

    Teaching methods

    Elaborating methods.

    Molecular Biology & Genetics I VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Molecular Biology & Genetics I VO

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Students learn the basics of genetics and molecular biology with the following topics:
    • Genetics - Mendel
    • Classic genetics - gene mapping
    • genetic defects
    • Nucleic acids (DNA, RNA) - structure and function
    • Genome structure, chromatin and nucleosomes
    • chromosomes
    • Replication of the DNA
    • cell cycle
    • Mitosis - meiosis
    • Mutations and repair mechanisms
    • Homologous recombination
    • Sequence-specific recombination
    • Transposable elements

    Assessment methods

    Written exam on the last day of the course or in coordination with students.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture
    Powerpoint presentations
    Videos

    Language

    German

    General Cell Biology VO
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    General Cell Biology VO

    Lector: Mag.Dr. Sabine Lampert, Dr. Janek von Byern, MSc, Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag.pharm. Dr. Michael Wirth

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Cells - the basic units of life: commons and differences between the major types. Structure of procaryotic and eucaryotic cells. Characteristics of plant and animal cells, of Bacteria and Archaea. Structure and funktion of some subcellular components.

    Examplyfication of the variety of eucaryotic and procaryotic cells, refering to sturctural and functional aspects with focus on tissues and organs of seed plants.

    Introduction to different techniques of microscopy and their uses: bright field, dark field, phase contrast, polarization, oil immersion; method for measurement with a light microscope; fluorochrome microscopy, electron microscopy and flow-cytometrie.

    Preparation methods and staining techniques for microscopy of eucaryotic cells and DNA. Basic Methods for microscopic analysis of procaryotic cells.
    Scientific documentation of microscopic analyses.

    Assessment methods

    Written exam at the end of the LV about the contents presented during the lecture (see downloads). At least 60% of all points have to be achieved to pass the exam.

    Teaching methods

    lecture,
    PowerPoint presentations
    lecture notes for download

    Language

    German

    Mathematics for Biology I ILV
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Mathematics for Biology I ILV

    Lector: Dipl.Ing. Nikolaus Maly

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Elementary models of population dynamics: We study the deterministic behaviour of elementary large-ensemble models.

    - Exponential growth and its underlying geometric principle, logistic growth, short discussion of the dynamics of non-linear systems (Cobweb diagram).
    - Matrix models: Levkovich and Leslie models, Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues as tool to determine the asympotic behaviour of linear models.

    Assessment methods

    Short written exams on a regular basis. Written final report. Possibly additional oral exam to clarify questions.

    Teaching methods

    Integrated Online Course

    Language

    German

    Microscopy Lab LAB
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Microscopy Lab LAB

    Lector: Clara Hiel, Andrea Krames, BSc MSc, Mag. Aicha Laarouchi, Mag.Dr. Sabine Lampert, Dr. Brigitte Schmidt, Dr. Janek von Byern, MSc

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Eucaryotic cells from protista, Plantae, Animales, Funghi alive and prepared.
    Procaryotic cells.
    Subcellular structures in light mikroskop.
    Preparationmethods for microskopy, staining methods.
    Dokumentation of microscopic analysis.
    Scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy.

    Assessment methods

    Course with inherent examination character. Assessment criteria are the continuous personal participation and engagement during the practical courses as well as the quality of lab reports that have to be done.

    Teaching methods

    Practical exercise and training with additional demonstrations.

    Language

    German

    General Biology VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    General Biology VO

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Thomas Czerny

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Extensive discussion of the question “what is life”. Physical and chemical basis of life, biomolecules and energy requirements. Catalysis, respiration and photosynthesis, metabolism and its regulation. Dynamic equilibrium and thermodynamic basis of life. Darwinian evolution, driving forces and mechanisms, population genetics, Mendelian inheritance and coevolution. Generation of complex organs like eyes and creationism. Phylogeny and formation of species. Importance of DNA and sequence analysis for modern biology. Origin of life, replicators and RNA world. History of life on our planet and milestones of evolution. Pro- and eukaryotes, differences, strategies and origin.

    Assessment methods

    a written exam at the end of the lectures

    Teaching methods

    Oral presentations

    General Chemistry VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    General Chemistry VO

    Lector: Ao. Univ. Prof. Mag.pharm. Dr. Martin Kratzel

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Atom: fundamental components of atoms, ultimate particles, elements, isotopes; radioactive decay,
    radioactive displacement laws, disintegration series
    Atom models: Rutherford's model, Bohr's model, orbital model
    Periodic system: periods and groups, short and long periods, electronic configuration of elements,
    generalizations relative to the position in the periodic system
    Bond theories (considering the resulting 3D stucture): metallic bonds, ionic bonds, covalent bonds,
    coordinate covalent bonds, intermolecular forces
    Conservation laws and consequences: stoichiometry, energy and enthalpy, entropy, spontaneity of
    chemical reactions, redox reactions
    States of matter - gases, liquids, solids: rules and laws
    Chemical equilibrium, law of mass action, acids and bases, pH scale

    Assessment methods

    Written exam (90 min).

    Teaching methods

    Lecture under support of Microsoft Powerpoint assisted by computer simulations (3D visualisation tools of atoms and molecules)

    Analytical Chemistry I VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Analytical Chemistry I VO

    Lector: Mag. Dr. Stefan Poschner

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In several lecture units the theoretical basics of wet-chemical qualitative and quantitative analysis of inorganic and organic samples will be instructed:
    The first unit contains analytical basics. Afterwards, the analysis and individual detection of anions, cations and inorganic salts will be discussed with special emphasis on reactions and stoichiometry. Apart from the analysis of inorganic samples, also first fundamentals of wet-chemical analysis of organic samples will be discussed with special emphasis on the detection of functional organic groups. Additionally, also extraction and separation techniques by using selected organic compounds will be explained.

    Assessment methods

    written exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Business Studies VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Business Studies VO

    Lector: Dipl.-Kfm. Robert Tilenius

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Fundamentals of business administration
    -- Definition of basic concepts of business administration
    - Strategic management
    -- Market environment and competitive situation
    -- Corporate objectives
    -- Change management
    - Marketing management
    -- Marketing strategies
    -- Operational marketing / Marketing mix
    - Human resource management
    -- Personal needs and manpower planning
    -- Personal development
    -- leadership
    - Accounting
    -- General accounts and balance
    -- Management accounting

    Assessment methods

    - Multiple Choice
    - Text tasks
    - Rechenaufgaben

    Teaching methods

    Lectures

    Language

    German

    Public Law VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Public Law VO

    Lector: Dr. Alexander Forster, Mag. Dr. Andreas Lehner

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The lecture gives an introduction to Austrian Public Law. It deals with the structure of the Austrian state and gives an overview of the most important constitutional bodies and their cooperation.

    Assessment methods

    Final written test

    Teaching methods

    In-class teaching in form of a lecture

    Language

    German

    Scientific Communication in English ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Scientific Communication in English ILV

    Lector: Dr.in Mary Grace Wallis

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The timetable for this semester will be provided as detailed information sheets and will be discussed during the first lesson.

    See also below (Ziele der Lehrveranstaltung).

    Assessment methods

    Your command of English, both spoken and written, will be continuously assessed during the semester and will be reflected in the final semester mark. Moreover your active participation in the lessons will also contribute to the overall mark.

    Teaching methods

    Spontaneous and prepared presentations. Brainstormings, Discussions, Debates. ‘Language clinics’. Individual, pair- and group-work. (Peer) Feedback und (Self-)Reflection.

    Language

    English

    Social Skills I ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Social Skills I ILV

    Lector: Monika Frauwallner

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Presentation and appearance
    • personal presentation and effect
    • analysis of the target group and purpose
    • structure and dramaturgy of a presentation
    • visualization and medium-mix

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment:
    Your performance will be continuously assessed during the semester and will be reflected in the final semester mark. Moreover your active participation in the lessons will also contribute to the overall mark.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, individual and group work, practical exercises
    Self-assessment via exercises
    • for self reflection and individual application
    • practical exercises with feedback and analysis

    Language

    German

    Chemical Calculation ILV
    0.5 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Chemical Calculation ILV

    Lector: Dr. Judith Wackerlig

    0.5 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Biochemistry I: Foundations & Building Blocks of Life VO
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Biochemistry I: Foundations & Building Blocks of Life VO

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

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Mathematics for Biology II ILV
    2.5 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Mathematics for Biology II ILV

    Lector: Dipl.Ing. Nikolaus Maly

    2.5 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Quantitative Analytical Chemistry VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Quantitative Analytical Chemistry VO

    Lector: Dr. Judith Wackerlig

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Quantitative Analytical Chemistry LAB
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Quantitative Analytical Chemistry LAB

    Lector: Dr. Judith Wackerlig

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Social Skills II: Self-Coaching & Communication ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Social Skills II: Self-Coaching & Communication ILV

    Lector: Monika Frauwallner

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Statistics for Biology I ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Statistics for Biology I ILV

    Lector: Dipl.Ing. Nikolaus Maly, Dr. Christian Steineder

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Inorganic Chemistry VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Inorganic Chemistry VO

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Methods of DNA analysis VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Methods of DNA analysis VO

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Molecular Biology & Genetics II VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Molecular Biology & Genetics II VO

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Organic Chemistry VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Organic Chemistry VO

    Lector: Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Spreitzer

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    1. Atomic orbitals
    2. Types of bonds
    3. Mesomeric and inductive effects
    4. Types of compounds (carbohydrates, arom. compounds. halogenides, alcohols, phenols, ethers, sulfur comp., aldehydes. ketones, carbonylic acids and derivatives, carbonic acid and derivatives, amines); nomenclature
    5. Acids/Bases in organic chemistry
    6. Reaction mechanisms

    Assessment methods

    Written tests

    Teaching methods

    Power-Point-Präsentation; Explanations on the board

    Language

    German

    Civil Law VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Civil Law VO

    Lector: Dr. and European Attorney Katherine Cohen, RA Dr. Christian Knauder, Dr. Barbara Oberhofer, LL.M. (LSE), Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eva Palten

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Scientific Communication in English II ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Scientific Communication in English II ILV

    Lector: Dr.in Mary Grace Wallis

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Cell Biology of the Eukaryotes VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Cell Biology of the Eukaryotes VO

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Cell Culture VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Cell Culture VO

    Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Marianne Raith

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Bioinformatics ILV
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Bioinformatics ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Alexandra Graf

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In this lecture we talk about what Bioinformatics is and why we need it today. The studients will be introduced to basic programming and can play around with simple practical examples.
    We will go through specific topics of Bioinformatics and discuss the available applications. The topics include:
    - Why did Bioinformatics develop and what is it.
    - Human Genome Project and its consequences
    - Biological sequences, sequence comparison and database search.
    - Pattern search
    - Structure of biological sequences and structure prediction
    - High throughput technologies and data analysis

    Programming:
    - practical examples in R and a short introduction in Python

    Assessment methods

    Exercises to be handed in using the Moodle Platform, and short mulitple choice tests also on the Moodle platform.

    Teaching methods

    lecture, powerpoint presentation, discussion and hands on exercises

    Language

    German-English

    English in Science & Career I ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    English in Science & Career I ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The course will deal with all four areas of language skills: reading/writing/talking/listening.

    The emphasis in the 3rd semester will be on spoken English (presentations (spontaneous and prepared)).

    Oral presentations will be an important part of the semesters's work.

    Grammar revision (where appropriate) will be offerred.

    ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE LESSON IS VERY IMPORTANT AND WILL BE GRADED!

    Assessment methods

    Your command of English, both spoken and written, will be continuously assessed during the semester and will be reflected in the final semester mark. Moreover your active participation in the lessons will also contribute to the overall mark.

    Teaching methods

    Spontaneous and prepared presentations. Brainstormings, Discussions, Debates. ‘Language clinics’. Individual, pair- and group-work. Self-reflection is a major focus of the course.

    Language

    English

    Fundamentals of Microbiology VO
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Fundamentals of Microbiology VO

    Lector: Dr.in nat. techn. Sandra Pfeiffer, BSc MSc

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Language

    German

    Quality & Process Management VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Quality & Process Management VO

    Lector: DI Dr. Georg Hruschka, DI Dr. Timo Kretzschmar, DI (FH) Franz Stark

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    This lecture gives an introduction into quality management. The following aspects will be imparted within this lecture:
    - QM basics, terms and definitions
    - Development of strategical approaches and models
    - Introduction into process management: design and process description of a site including creation of operating procedures
    - ISO 9000/9001
    - Requirements on QA regarding drug manufacturing: GLP and GMP
    - Documentation
    - Basics on norming, certification and accreditation

    Assessment methods

    Moodle test

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Virology VO
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Virology VO

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

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    This lecture gives an introduction into the topic of virology. The most important characteristics of viruses are explained to the students and they are getting an understanding of virus classification. In addition, the students get to know important representatives of bacteriophages and important human pathogenic viruses and gain an insight into virus-cell interaction and virus-virus interactions. Furthermore, basic principles of virus structure, viral genome organization, viral replication and gene expression are discussed and the life cycles of some selected viruses are compared. In addition, similarities and differences between viruses and subviral particles are also worked out.

    Assessment methods

    Written exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Biochemistry II: Structure Formation, Biorecognition & Catalysis VO
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Biochemistry II: Structure Formation, Biorecognition & Catalysis VO

    Lector: Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Heinrich Kowalski

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Structure of proteins; four organizational levels of protein structure; classes of proteins and domains; enzymes and their classes, including examples; protein isolation and detection of proteins; in vitro vs. in vivo protein folding (molecular chaperones); thermodynamics of biochemical reactions; enzyme kinetics (Michaelis-Menten, Lineweaver-Burk); mechanisms of inhibitors; allostery and cooperativeness; cofactors (metal ions, prosthetic groups and co-enzymes); catalytic mechanisms; protein biosynthesis and glycolysis.

    Assessment methods

    Written; Free text questions aimed at knowledge and understanding

    Teaching methods

    Lectures

    Language

    German

    Introduction to Molecular Biological Lab Techniques LAB
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Introduction to Molecular Biological Lab Techniques LAB

    Lector: Andrea Krames, BSc MSc, FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In this course the students will get a crash-course in "how to handle an automatic pipet". Then the students perform several restriction digestions in order to map an unknown piece of DNA. At the end of the course, the students determine the concentration of an unknown DNA-Sample spectrophotometrically (including calculation).

    Assessment methods

    Enthusiasm, Protocol in English

    Teaching methods

    Independent work in the laboratory
    Introductory remarks from the lector/tutor
    Independent drawing of a plasmid map
    Writing of a protocol

    Language

    German

    Genetic Engineering LAB
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Genetic Engineering LAB

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Thomas Czerny, Andrea Krames, BSc MSc, Dr.in Elisabeth Riegel

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In this course students learn the basics of cloning. The DNA of an ORF of a phage is amplified using PCR and cloned into the pUC18 vector. Following methods are performed: PCR, restriction digestion, DNA ligation, competent E. coli, plasmid transformation, selection, identification of the clones.
    Additionally a deletion mutant is analysed by PCR and nucleic acid will be precipitated.
    The students also write a scientific protocol in "publication-form."

    Assessment methods

    the grades include:
    - protocol
    - lab participation
    - written test

    Teaching methods

    Practical course with theoretical background

    Language

    German

    Immunology VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Immunology VO

    Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Decker

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basic knowledge about the importance and function of the immune system. Distinction between innate and acquired immunity and the interplay of the innate and acquired immune system in an antimicrobial immune response.

    Assessment methods

    Written exam

    Teaching methods

    Lectures with visual representation of the essential content. Questions and discussion by students are highly welcome.

    Language

    German

    Molecular Biological & Biophysical Methods SE
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    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, Jigsaw-Method

    Language

    German

    Social Skills III: Teambuilding & Conflict Resolution ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Social Skills III: Teambuilding & Conflict Resolution ILV

    Lector: Monika Frauwallner

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Team development and conflict strategies
    • team
    • phases in team development
    • roles in the team
    • conflict analysis
    • phases of conflict escalation
    • strategies for handling conflicts

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment:
    Your performance will be continuously assessed during the semester and will be reflected in the final semester mark. Moreover your active participation in the lessons will also contribute to the overall mark.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, individual and group work, practical exercises
    Self-assessment via exercises
    • for self reflection and individual application
    • practical exercises with feedback and analysis

    Language

    German

    Cell Culture Laboratory LAB
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Cell Culture Laboratory LAB

    Lector: Andrea Krames, BSc MSc, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Marianne Raith

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Experiment 1: Handling of Cell Lines (Splitting, Cryoconservation, Live-Dead-Ratio)
    Experiment 2: Growth Curve (Evaluation of Doubling-Time and the Influence of Changed Culture conditions)
    Experiment 3: Cell cycle/Mitosis
    Experiment 4: Cytoskeleton/Transfection
    Experiment 5: Problem-Based Learning

    Assessment methods

    Opening exam (Moodle)
    Active participation during the whole course (technical performance and participation)
    closing discussion (similar to oral exam) and presentation of the problem-based question (in groups)
    every student has to write a protocol describing the experimental part of the course (deadline 2 weeks after the end of the laboratory course, see Moodle for further details)

    Teaching methods

    Preliminary discussion of the theoretical background of the experiments and practical implementation of the experiments. Problem-based learning.

    Language

    German

    Physical Chemistry VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Physical Chemistry VO

    Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Annette Rompel

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Introduction, thermodynamics, enthalpy entropy, free energy,
    spontaneous and non-spontaneous processes, calorimetry, osmometry,
    chemical equilibrium, phases, phase diagrams, electrochemistry,

    Assessment methods

    Written exam; 8 theoretical questions and practical examples; 24 points necessary for grade E
    max. points: 40
    Please interpret the formula and the result.
    All letters used as symbols must be defined in the context of the task.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German-English

    Statistics for Biology II ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Statistics for Biology II ILV

    Lector: Dipl.Ing. Nikolaus Maly, Dr. Christian Steineder

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Poisson Processes
    Fluctuation Test by Luria-Delbrück
    Classic Parameter and Distributionstests
    Linear Regression
    One-Factor-ANOVA

    Assessment methods

    Short written exams on a regular basis. Written final exam (report). Possibly additional oral exam to clarify questions.

    Teaching methods

    Integrated Online Course

    Language

    German

    English in Science & Career II ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    English in Science & Career II ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Genome Organization ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Genome Organization ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Thomas Czerny

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Project Management ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Project Management ILV

    Lector: Dr. Irmtraud Bernwieser, PMP

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Applied Microbiology VO
    2 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Applied Microbiology VO

    Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Lisa Kappel

    2 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Biochemistry III: Bioenergetics and Metabolism VO
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Biochemistry III: Bioenergetics and Metabolism VO

    Lector: Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Heinrich Kowalski

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Gene Expression VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Gene Expression VO

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    GxP VO
    4 SWS
    5 ECTS

    GxP VO

    Lector: DI Dr. Georg Hruschka, DI Dr. Timo Kretzschmar, Mag. Dr. Birgit Spitzer-Sonnleitner, DI (FH) Franz Stark

    4 SWS   5 ECTS

    Instrument-based Analytics VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Instrument-based Analytics VO

    Lector: Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl. Ing. Dr. techn. Wolfgang Holzer, Ao. Univ. Prof. Mag.pharm. Dr. Martin Kratzel

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Microbiological Lab Techniques LAB
    2.5 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Microbiological Lab Techniques LAB

    Lector: Univ.Doz. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Busse, Mag.a Dr.in Lisa Kappel, Andrea Krames, BSc MSc

    2.5 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Protein & Enzyme Biochemistry LAB
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Protein & Enzyme Biochemistry LAB

    Lector: Dr. Radostina Bachmaier, Andrea Krames, BSc MSc

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Protein Expression & Purification LAB
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Protein Expression & Purification LAB

    Lector: Andrea Krames, BSc MSc, FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Social Skills IV: Moderation & Problem Solving ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Social Skills IV: Moderation & Problem Solving ILV

    Lector: Monika Frauwallner

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Industry Practical PR
    0 SWS
    25 ECTS

    Industry Practical PR

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

    0 SWS   25 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The internship serves as an introduction for the students to work independently. The tasks begin with the search for a suitable internship and internship supervisor. Students learn under the supervision of a professional the relevant professional practice in a biotechnology company/research institute and/or independent scientific work. During the internship the subject-, methodological and social competencies acquired during the study, will be implemented in the desired field of occupational activity and practically consolidated.
    Another important teaching content is to summarize the internship results in form of an internship report and the documentation of scientific results.

    Assessment methods

    Assessment of practical supervisor

    Teaching methods

    Practical

    Language

    German-English

    Bachelor Thesis I & Scientific Method SE
    0 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Bachelor Thesis I & Scientific Method SE

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank

    0 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    bachelor thesis results frominternship

    Assessment methods

    Grading of the finished bachelor thesis

    Teaching methods

    completed bachelor thesis

    Language

    German-English

    Human Physiology VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Human Physiology VO

    Lector: Dr.phil. Dr. med.univ. Karl-Heinz Huemer

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Clinical aspects of immunology VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Clinical aspects of immunology VO

    Lector: Assoc. Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Gernot Schabbauer

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Tissue Engineering VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Tissue Engineering VO

    Lector: Mag. Dr. Daniel Spazierer

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Applied Genomics VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Applied Genomics VO

    Lector: Doz. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Sommergruber

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Bachelor Exam BAP
    0 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Bachelor Exam BAP

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank

    0 SWS   2 ECTS

    Reflection of Internship SE
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Reflection of Internship SE

    Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Beatrix Kuen-Krismer, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Developmental Biology VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Developmental Biology VO

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Thomas Czerny

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Ethics ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Ethics ILV

    Lector: Dr.in Mary Grace Wallis

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Histology VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Histology VO

    Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Adolf Ellinger

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Intercultural Competence ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Intercultural Competence ILV

    Lector: Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons), FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Marketing & Product Lifecycle Management ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Marketing & Product Lifecycle Management ILV

    Lector: Dr. Astrid Christine Erber, Dr Birgit Osterhoff

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Model Organisms VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Model Organisms VO

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Thomas Czerny

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Organic Chemistry LAB
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Organic Chemistry LAB

    Lector: Angelika Ebner, Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl. Ing. Dr. techn. Wolfgang Holzer, Elma Joldic, BSc, Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Spreitzer, Sarah Stellenberger

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    1. Distillation under atmospheric pressure
    2. Distillation under reduced pressure
    3. Extraction of an organic acid from an aqueous solution and recrystallization of the crude product
    4. Synthesis of ethyl acetoacetate ethylenketal; azeotropic removal of H2O; 1H-and 13C-nmr spectra
    5. Synthesis of phenylethanol; NaBH4-reduction
    6. Synthesis of Acetylsalicylic acid; acetylation, esterification
    7. Synthesis of the antiepileptic agent phenytoine; synthesis of an hydantoine

    Assessment methods

    Evaluation is based on laboratory work

    Teaching methods

    Laboratory course

    Language

    German

    Semester dates
    Summer semester 2022: 14th February 2022 to 30th July 20223
    Winter semester 2022/23: 5th September 2022 to 4th February 20233

    3 depending on the lab courses

    Number of teaching weeks
    18 per semester

    Times
    Monday to Friday all day; some vocational subjects also held on Saturday

    Electives
    Selection and participation according to available places. There may be separate admission procedures.


    After graduation

    As a graduate of this program, a wide range of professional fields and career opportunities are open to you. Find out where your path can lead you.

    Your will receive an education for a growth market. Biotechnology is a key technology of the 21st century that is booming internationally as well as in Austria. In recent years Vienna has become a dynamic center for life sciences. Your career will benefit from the excellent professional reputation of your university and from the practical skills and social skills that you will also acquire during your studies. There is a high demand for well-trained experts with a strong scientific background who can immediately contribute to the success of their company. In addition to excellent career opportunities, a wide range of possible activities will be open to you. Immediately after graduation, you can work as a scientific and technical assistant primarily in research departments and laboratories at global pharmaceutical companies, universities or hospitals. With your extensive know-how of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), you are an ideal candidate to take on responsibility in project management and quality assurance in the production of medications.

    • Biopharmaceutical industry

    • Industrial biotechnology

    • Food industry

    • Environmental technology

      • University, and other research institutions

      • Hospitals

      • Authorities

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        We work closely with numerous biotech companies, universities, such as the University of Vienna, and research institutes and have a strong international network. This guarantees you strong contacts for your internship, a semester abroad, participation in research and development activities and your future employment. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It’s well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!


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