940327 Oncology for biotechnologists

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Eferl, Robert , Taghizadeh, Hossein
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Part of Prof. Robert Mader (Division of Clinical Oncology, Medical University of Vienna): molecular oncology - tumor pharmacology

Topics: basics of oncology; therapeutic concepts in oncology; development of new anti-cancer drugs; pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenetics; gender-specific tumor pharmacology; tumor biology as starting point for new therapeutic concepts; tumor markers, biomarkers and stratified medicine; microRNAs: diagnostic, predictive and therapeutic aspects; resistance to oncological therapy.

Part of Prof. Robert Eferl (Institute of Cancer Research, Medical University of Vienna): molecular oncology - tumor biology

Topics: molecular basis of tumorigenesis; oncogenes and tumor suppressors; gene expression in tumors; tumor angiogenesis and inflammation; invasion and metastasis; experimental methods in cancer research; mouse models in cancer research; new strategies for the treatment of cancers.

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After successful completion of the course, the participants will have gained
- a general understanding of the molecular processes that lead to the development of cancers
- knowledge of the most important therapeutic approaches for the treatment of cancer patients.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.