Gene Therapy

ECTS points:
3

Program:
diplomski

Course Description

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Introduction to gene therapy and selected methods of molecular biology used in gene therapy
  2. Viral and non-viral vectors that are used in gene therapy and clinical trials
  3. Non-viral gene transfer
  4. Vaccination and clinical trials
  5. Basis of tumor, Tumor gene therapy and clinical trials

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • explain principles and aims of gene therapy
  • describe genome, structure and infection pathways of different viruses
  • compare different viruses as vectors for gene therapy and list major disadvantaged of viral gene transfer
  • list advantages and disadvantages of non-viral gene transfer
  • list methods of non-viral gene transfer
  • explain how to use vectors in vaccination and list vector vaccines
  • describe main characteristics of tumor
  • list and explain strategies used in tumor gene therapy