940001 Understand the wonder of science behind vaccines

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2022
Languages of instruction


-) Viral infection and immunological response
-) Induction of vaccine associated immune response (epitope profiling)
-) Biotechnology innovations in vaccine development (nucleic acid-, protein and vector based)
-) How to approach challenges like temperature stability, needle-free delivery, and simplicity of manufacture
-) The long and winding road towards approval

Previous knowledge expected

Advanced knowledge in Molecular and Cell biology
i) Introduction to Molecular Biology (940105)
ii) Molekularbiologische Übungen I (940101)

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students enrolled in this course should gain a comprehensive understanding of the science behind various vaccines, be able to critically evaluate current vaccines, and propose innovative ideas of new vaccine candidates by studying vaccine virology, immunology of host responses, and biotechnology innovations.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.