FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swobodaines.firstname.lastname@example.org T: +43 1 606 68 77-3507 F: +43 1 606 68 77-3509 Room: OG.F.05 Helmut Qualtinger Gasse 2 1030 WienLectures 2020/21Applied Life Sciences> Virology VO Molecular Biotechnology moreVirology VOLector: FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda0.5SWS1ECTS> Molecular Biological & Biophysical Methods SE Molecular Biotechnology moreMolecular Biological & Biophysical Methods SELector: FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda, FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank1.5SWS3ECTS> Allergies & Autoimmune Diseases VO Molecular Biotechnology moreAllergies & Autoimmune Diseases VOLector: FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda1SWS2ECTSLecture contentsIn 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 methodsFinal exam Written exam after the last lectureTeaching methodsLectureLanguageEnglish> Molecular Immunology Lab UE Molecular Biotechnology moreMolecular Immunology Lab UELector: FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda3SWS3ECTSLecture contentsIn 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 methodsContinuous assessment Continuous assessment, active participation, reportTeaching methodsLaboratoryLanguageEnglish> Scientific Method: Immunology SE Molecular Biotechnology moreScientific Method: Immunology SELector: FH-Prof.in Univ.Doz.in Dr.in Ines Swoboda1SWS1ECTSLecture contentsIn 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 methodsFinal exam Presentation and discussion of the developed strategyTeaching methodsSeminarLanguageEnglishPublications The publications of Ines Swoboda written at FH Campus Wien can be found in our publication database, others in the personal web space.