Timothy Julian: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name Prof. Dr. Timothy Julian
FieldEnvironmental Microbiology
Address
EAWAG - Environmental Microbiology
Überlandstrasse 133
P. O. Box 611
8600 Dübendorf
SWITZERLAND
E-mailtimothy.julian@usys.ethz.ch
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science
RelationshipPrivatdozent

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
701-0220-00LBasic Practical in Microbiology Restricted registration - show details
Only for BSc Environmental Sciences.

Registration is necessary until three weeks before course begins. After that date a place cannot be garanteed.
2 credits3PM. Ackermann, D. R. Johnson, T. Julian
AbstractDer Kurs vermittelt eine Einführung in das experimentelle Arbeiten mit Mikroorganismen, und zeigt Anwendungen der Mikrobiologie in den Umweltwissenschaften.
ObjectiveErwerben von Grundlagen in folgenden Gebieten: experimentelles Arbeiten mit Mikroorganismen, Untersuchung von Antibiotika-Resistenz, genetische Modifikation von Mikroorganismen, und Analyse der Verbreitung von pathogenen Bakterien.
ContentEinführung in das sterile Arbeiten mit Mikroorganismen, inklusive Kultivierung; Bestimmung von Antibiotika-Resistenz; Isolierung von Mikroorganismen aus Umweltsystemen; mikroskopische Beobachtungen von Mikroorganismen; Herstellung von transgenen Mikroorganismen zur Anwendung in Umweltsystemen; Analyse der Inaktivierung von pathogenen Bakterien.
Der Kurs beruht auf einer Kombination von praktischer Arbeit im Labor und Vorlesungen zu den wissenschaftlichen Hintergründen.
Lecture notesPraktikumsunterlagen werden abgegeben.
Prerequisites / NoticeDer Kurs wird an der ETHZ im CHN durchgeführt.
701-1350-00LCase Studies in Environment and Health4 credits2VK. McNeill, N. Borduas-Dedekind, T. Julian
AbstractThis course will focus on a few individual chemicals and pathogens from different standpoints: their basic chemistry or biology, their environmental behavior, (eco)toxicology, and human health impacts. The course will draw out the common points in each chemical or pathogen's history.
ObjectiveThis course aims to illustrate how the individual properties of chemicals and pathogens along with societal pressures lead to environmental and human health crises. The ultimate goal of the course is to identify common aspects that will improve prediction of environmental crises before they occur. Students are expected to participate actively in the course, which includes the critical reading of the pertinent literature and class presentations.
ContentEach semester will feature case studies of chemicals and pathogens that have had a profound effect on human health and the environment. The instructors will present eight of these and the students will present approx. six in groups of three or four. Students will be expected to contribute to the discussion and, on selected topics, to lead the discussion.
Lecture notesHandouts will be provided as needed.
LiteratureHandouts will be provided as needed.