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

Head of Competence Center Molecular Biotechnolog
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 2021/22

Applied Life Sciences

> Virology VO
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Virology VO

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

0.5SWS
1ECTS

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

> Biochemistry I: Foundations & Building Blocks …
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Biochemistry I: Foundations & Building Blocks of Life VO

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

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

The students are taught the physical, chemical and cellular basics of the design and molecular structure of biomacromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides and lipids). A special focus is on the importance of carbon for the chemistry of living organisms and on the important role of water for the structure and function of biomacromolecules. In Addition, amino acids and proteins, sugars and polysaccharides, as well as fatty acids and lipids are explained in detail. The chemistry of the covalently linked monomers (amino acids, monosaccharides, fatty acids) is always considered first and then the structure of the macromolecules and supramolecular complexes is described. The following points are particularly pointed out: 1) that the unique structure of the macromolecules determines their function, 2) that non-covalent interactions play a decisive role in the structure and function of the macromolecules and 3) that monomers of the polymeric macromolecules have a specific sequence, which provides the information for the order of life.

Assessment methods

Written exam; open questions

Teaching methods

Lectures

Language

German

> Molecular Biological & Biophysical Methods SE
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Molecular Biological & Biophysical Methods SE

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

1.5SWS
3ECTS

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

> Infection Biology VO
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Infection Biology VO

Lector: Priv. Doz. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Holger Scholz, Professor und Direktor, FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

In this lecture, beside the basics of medical microbiology, 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. Furthermore, the cellular and systemic effects on the host, the host's defence mechanisms and the clinical manifestations of the infectious diseases are shown. In addition, principles of the diagnosis of infectious diseases as well as antimicrobial and antiviral treatment options are explained and concepts behind the development of novel diagnostic tools, drugs and vaccines for future prevention and therapy of infectious diseases are presented. The lecture is rounded off by a detailed presentation of selected infectious diseases using clear visual material and a presentation of own research activities.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written exam in the end of the lecture course

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

English

> Allergies & Autoimmune Diseases VO
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Allergies & Autoimmune Diseases VO

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

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

In this lecture course the molecular and cellular mechanisms of allergies and other hypersensitivity reactions are explained and the symptoms, causes and risk factors of allergic diseases are described. Furthermore, advantages and disadvantages of current diagnostic tests and therapeutic possibilities are discussed and strategies for improvement of diagnosis and therapies of allergies are introduced. This lecture course also explains the pathomechanisms underlying autoimmune disorders and describes determinants (such as genetic predisposition or environmental factors) that influence the development autoimmunity. In addition, the pathogenesis, clinical manifestation and the treatment possibilities of a few selected autoimmune diseases (e.g., Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis) are discussed. Furthermore, this lecture course also highlights similarities and differences between allergies and autoimmune disorders.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written exam after the last lecture

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

English

> Molecular Immunology Lab UE
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Molecular Immunology Lab UE

Lector: Kay Holleis, BSc MSc, FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda

3SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

In the Molecular Immunology laboratory the theoretical immunological knowledge is deepened and practically applied to research problems from the field of allergy research. Students work in small groups of 2 to 3 people on a scientific research question. As a team they have to find the best way to answer the research question, they have to design and perform the experiments using state-of-the-art immunological and molecular biological methods such as ELISAs, SDS-PAGE, immunoblotting, PCR, microscopy and flow cytometry. Finally, each student writes a laboratory report in the format of a scientific publication, in which the background of the research topic is summarized and the experimental work, the results and the conclusion are described.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Continuous assessment, active participation, report

Teaching methods

Laboratory

Language

English

> Molecular Immunology SE
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Molecular Immunology SE

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

1SWS
1ECTS

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

Continuous assessment
Participation in discussion (Seminar paper)

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

English

> Scientific Method: Immunology SE
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Scientific Method: Immunology SE

Lector: FH- Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Marianne Raith, FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

In this course the students learn strategies of scientific research. In a small group they develop a strategy for a given topic (in Immunology), by designing experiments and work packages which they evaluate according to different criteria like costs, effort, efficiency. Finally each group presents its research project.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Presentation and discussion of the developed strategy

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

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.