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NanoBiosciences & NanoMedicine

Announcing a new Master of Science in NanoBiosciences & NanoMedicine (MSc)


We announce a highly innovative Master of Science degree course in NanoBiosciences and NanoMedicine organised by 3 universities: Danube University Krems, University of Technology Vienna and University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. This new Master course offers latest scientific knowledge in nanotechnology based diagnostic and therapeutic applications in medicine and practical background know-how for new product development in food, pharmaceutic, cosmetic and biomedical industries.

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This new, modular MSc course in NanoBiosciences and NanoMedicine, jointly provided by three leading Universities in Vienna and Krems (about an hour’s drive from Vienna) offers up-to-the-minute knowledge at the challenging interface between nanotechnology and bio-medicine.

This highly innovative MSc course, leads students all the way from the fundamentals of biophysics, biochemistry and molecular biology, through microscopy techniques, nanostructures, devices and nanomaterials, to bio-nano-sensing and diagnostics, and also addresses potential risks and regulatory issues. The syllabus will cover applications of nanobioscience and nanomedicine in food, pharmaceutic, cosmetic and biomedical industries as well as medical diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, and their transfer into business.

The course is part-time over six semesters, and consists of 11 modules plus a master thesis (120 ECTS).

The International Master Program is guaranteed and managed by the academic staff leaders: Prof. DI Dr. Uwe B. Sleytr, Department of NanoBiotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna; Prof. Dr. Erich Gornik, Center for Micro- and Nanotechnology, Vienna University of Technology; Prof. Dr. Dieter Falkenhagen, Department for Clinical Medicine and Biotechnology, Danube University Krems.

For further information, visit or contact Ms Sabine Siebenhandl, tel +43 (0) 2732 893 2635;

MSc in NanoBiosciences and Nanomedicine, Curriculum

Module 1


Module 2

Methods in Nanobiosciences

Module 3

Nanotechnology in (Non-)Life Sciences

  • Basic principles of biophysics

  • Biochemistry

  • Molecular genetics

  • Microbiology

  • Molecular biology

  • Interfaces

  • Scanning probe microscopy

  • Biological membranes

  • Methods of making nanostructures

  • Bioinformatics

  • Nanotechnology - introduction

  • Processes and technologies

  • Components

  • Devices and applications

  • Applications and markets


Module 4

Fabrication and Properties of Nanomaterials

Module 5

Risks and Regulatory Aspects of Nanotechnology

Module 6

Sensors in Life Sciences

  • Theoretical introduction to the structure and growth of nanomaterials

  • Fabrication methods and synthesis of nanomaterials

  • Properties of nanomaterials

  • Practical lab exercises

  • Applications of nanomaterials in selected examples

  • Toxicology (seminar and introduction)

  • Technological assessment of nanobioscience and nanomedicine

  • Assessment, management and governance of risks

  • Introduction

  • Gas sensors

  • Biosensors

  • Lab-on-a-chip


Module 7

Diagnostic Methods in Medicine and Biomedicine

Module 8

Applications in Pharmacy and Cosmetics

Module 9

Nanostructured Biomaterials

  • Biochip technologies in (bio-)medicine Microarrays

  • Marker identification and application of DNA chips

  • Cell chips

  • In vivo imaging methods

  • Biological principles underlying the application of micro- and nanoformulations

  • Nanoscale formulations

  • Microscale formulations

  • Characterization of particle-cell interactions

  • Liposomes

  • Micro- and nanoemulsions

  • Bioencapsulation on a molecular scale

  • Molecular Modelling

  • Basics

  • Biological, biochemical and physical background

  • Biomaterials and host response

  • General applications of biomaterials

  • Biomaterial testing

  • Clinical applications of nanostructured biomaterials


Module 10

Applications in Food Sciences

Module 11

Translation of Scientific Excellence into Successful Business



Training on Project

  • Basics of food technology

  • Nanotechnology in food processing

  • New food structures by nanotechnology

  • Functional food by nanotechnology

  • Nanotechnology in food packaging

  • Nanotechnology and nanosensors in food analysis

  • Practical course on the production of nanostructures by comminution

  • The need for a multidisciplinary approach in bio-business

  • Possibilities of translating scientific excellence into successful business through a chain of processes

  • Practical introduction


Master's Thesis

  • Writing and presenting the thesis


This Master of Science course in NanoBioSciences & NanoMedicine provides the student with a most recent update on science at the interface between nano- and biomedicine. Each of these fields is important on its own, but their combination is of even greater significance. 


The Master of Science degree course trains the student in following and contributing to future developments in this multidisciplinary field by offering a wide range of options in research and development.

Job opportunities include those in biomedical technologies, the pharmaceutical industry and drug development, as well as sustainable energy, academic and industrial research

Program Manager

DI (FH) Margit Malatschnig

DI (FH) Margit Malatschnig

Phone: +43(0)699 18156393 
Techkonnex High-Tech Promotion 
DI (FH) Margit Malatschnig
Auhofstrasse 70/5
1130 Wien

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