940338 Seminar in cell biology

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


In this seminar, current topics and techniques in molecular cell biology will be presented and discussed. The aim is to discuss a topic in cell biology in depth using an original scientific article and to present and discuss it. Papers should be selected and proposed by the students in coordination with the course leaders.
The main topics for WS 2022/23 will be discussed in the preparatory meeting on 18.10.2022, and suggestions for literature will be provided afterwards.

Topic 1: Expression hosts for recombinant protein production
Topic 2: Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy methods
Topic 3: The post-translational modification ubiquitination: more than just degradation
Topic 4: Cytosolic protein O-glycosylation and its many different roles in cell biology

Previous knowledge expected

Solid basic knowledge in cell biology and molecular biology

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After completing this seminar, students will have gained insight into current topics in molecular cell biology. They are able to summarize and explain original literature. They will also be able to interpret, evaluate and critically question the experimental approach as well as the results.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.