791366 Infectious diseases and vaccines

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Grabherr, Reingard , Hoffmann-Sommergruber, Karin
Institute of Biotechnology
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


Introduction to basic immunology and more detailed regarding viral and bacterial infections; methods for diagnosis and isolation of pathogens; introduction to virology, vaccine strategies; examples of viral and, bacterial infectious diseases and vaccines; allergy vaccines; use of adjuvants, antiviral drugs, alternative vaccine strategies, methods of gene therapy.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After completion of this course students are able:
To give an overview of viral and bacterial infections;
to introduce the principles of vaccine development, production and applications;
to discuss the pros and cons of various strategies including antiviral drugs; the mode of action adjuvants and
to present data on alternative vaccines and their potential;
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.