Adrian Benedikt Hehl: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021
|Name|| Prof. Dr. Adrian Benedikt Hehl|
(Professor Universität Zürich (UZH))
|Telephone||044 635 85 26|
|Fax||044 635 89 07|
|551-1100-00L||Infectious Agents: From Molecular Biology to Disease|
Number of participants limited to 22.
Requires application until 2 weeks before the start of the semester; selected applicants will be notified one week before the first week of lectures.
(if you missed the deadline, please come to the first date to see, if there are any slots left)
|4 credits||2S||W.‑D. Hardt, A. B. Hehl, M. Kopf, S. R. Leibundgut, C. Münz, A. Oxenius, P. Sander, further lecturers|
|Abstract||Literature seminar for students at the masters level and PhD students. Introduction to the current research topics in infectious diseases; Introduction to key pathogens which are studied as model organisms in this field; Overview over key research groups in the field of infectious diseases in Zürich.|
|Objective||Working with the current research literature. Getting to know the key pathogens serving as model organisms and the research technologies currently used in infection biology.|
|Content||for each model pathogen (or key technology):|
1. introduction to the pathogen
2. Discussion of one current research paper.
The paper will be provided by the respective supervisor. He/she will give advice (if required) and guide the respective literature discussion.
|Lecture notes||Teachers will provide the research papers to be discussed.|
Students will prepare handouts for the rest of the group for their assigned seminar.
|Literature||Teachers will provide the research papers to be discussed.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Restricted to max 22 students. Please sign up until two weeks before the beginning of the semester via e-mail to email@example.com and include the following information: 551-1100-00L; your name, your e-mail address, university/eth, students (specialization, semester), PhD students (research group, member of a PhD program? which program?). The 22 students admitted to this seminar will be selected and informed by e-mail in the week befor the beginning of the semester by W.-D. Hardt.|
The first seminar date will serve to form groups of students and assign a paper to each group.
|551-1110-00L||Infection and Immunology |
Only for Health Sciences and Technology BSc and Human Medicine BSc.
|2 credits||2V||W.‑D. Hardt, A. B. Hehl, U. Karrer, F. Sallusto|
|Abstract||Structure and function of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, single- and multi-cellular parasites, and pathogen-specific defense mechanisms of the immune system. The lecture is complemented by a learning platform. Some material is expected to be prepared in self-study|
|Objective||- Students can describe the structural principles and mechanisms of infection of key pathogens.|
- Students understand how these pathogens are detected and eliminated by the native and adaptive immune system.
- Students are able to explain how anti-infective agents work and how pathogens develop resistance.
|Content||- Cellular structure of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria|
- Bacteria-host interactions and their effect on the host
- Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
- Classification of pathogenic viruses
- Organization, classification and life cycle of eukaryotic pathogens
- Organization of the native immune system
- Organization of the adaptive immune system
|Prerequisites / Notice||The immunology section of the course can be taught in English.|