Kurt Wüthrich: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022

Name Prof. Dr. Kurt Wüthrich
Inst. f. Molekularbiol.u.Biophysik
ETH Zürich, HPK G 17
Otto-Stern-Weg 5
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 24 73
Fax+41 44 633 11 51
RelationshipFull Professor

551-1005-00LBioanalytics Information 4 credits4GP. Picotti, F. Allain, V. Korkhov, M. Pilhofer, R. Schlapbach, K. Weis, K. Wüthrich, further lecturers
AbstractThe course will introduce students to a selected set of laboratory techniques that are foundational to modern biological research.
ObjectiveFor each of the techniques covered in the course, the students will be able to explain:
a) the physical, chemical and biological principles underlying the technique,
b) the requirements for the sample,
c) the type of raw data collected by the technique,
d) the assumptions and auxiliarry information used in the interpretation of the data and
e) how these data can be used to answer a given biological question.
By the end of the course the students will be able to select the appropriate experimental technique to answer a given biological problem and will be able to discuss the
advantages and limitations of individual techniques as well as how different techniques can be combined to gain a more complete understanding of a given biological questions.
ContentThe course will be based on a combination of lectures, selfstudy elements and exercises.

The focus will be on the following experimental techniques:

- DNA sequencing
- chromatography
- mass-spectrometry
- UV/Vis and fluorescence spectrometry
- light microscopy
- electron microscopy
- X-ray crystallography
- NMR spectroscopy
Lecture notesThe course is supported by a Moodle page that gives access to all supporting materials necessary for the course.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Project Managementfostered
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
551-1619-00LStructural Biology
Does not take place this semester.
1 credit1KR. Glockshuber, F. Allain, N. Ban, K. Locher, M. Pilhofer, E. Weber-Ban, K. Wüthrich
AbstractThe course consists of a series of research seminars on Structural Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, given by both scientists of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) in Structural Biology and external speakers. Information on the individual seminars is provided on the following websites:
ObjectiveThe goal of this course is to provide doctoral and postdoctoral students with a broad overview on the most recent developments in biochemistry, structural biology and biophysics.