Only for Biotechnology MSc, Programme Regulations 2017. Attention: This lab course was offered in previous semesters with the number: 626-0806-00L "Laboratory Course Stem Cell Purification, Culture and Manipulation”. Students that already passed course 626-0806-00L cannot receive credits for course 636-0207-00L.
Mammalian stem cells of different organs are purified, cultured, differentiated, analyzed and manipulated. Plasmids and viral vectors will be cloned, produced and transfected / transduced to manipulate stem cells. Computational and analytical molecular biology methods, FACS and imaging and lectures complement the program.
Independent planning and conducting of experiments with mammalian stem cells including all steps from culturing different cell lines to DNA transfection / transduction and expression analysis by different analytical methods. Documenting and writing a report on conducted experiments and results.
Practical course on purification of primary mammalian stem cells, culture of primary stem cells and stem cell lines, characterization, manipulation and differentiation of stem cells. Construction of plasmids or viral vectors for gene expression, DNA transfer by transfection and transduction, analysis of gene expression by fluorescent proteins, PCR, fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS), imaging. Documentation of experiments in a laboratory journal, writing of a report on the experiments and results.