771401 Emerging analytical tools for bioprocesses (in Eng.)

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Pereira Aguilar, Patricia , Causon, Tim
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Assembling and budding mechanism of enveloped bionanoparticles is still not fully understood. For analytical characterization and quantification of bionanoparticles, a range of orthogonal analytical methods are required. The course will cover a broad range of suitable and relevant analytical approaches from the analysis of small biomolecules (e.g., metabolomics) up to the physical characterization methods of bionanoparticles in their assembled form.

Participants will learn about:
•How to quantify bionanoparticles and measure their size characteristics (e.g, Taylor Dispersion Analysis)
•Principle of light scattering techniques (e.g., DLS, NTA)
•Data evaluation and interpretation for bionanoparticle quantification and characterization
•Theory and application of mass spectrometry for the analysis of bionanoparticle compartments
•How to identify and quantify small biomolecules using best analytical practices

Previous knowledge expected

Master degree enabling enrolment in a BOKU PhD program

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Participants of the course will:
•Gain a state-of-the-art overview and hands-on experience with suitable analytical methods for characterization and quantification of bionanoparticles
•Develop a sound understanding of the potential of different particle quantification techniques
•Learn the fundamentals of applying mass spectrometry tools in the context of bioprocessing and bionanoparticle analysis
•Be able to correctly evaluate and present relevant analytical data generated from hands-on work performed during the course
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.