Isabelle Mansuy: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021
|Name||Prof. Dr. Isabelle Mansuy|
Institut für Neurowissenschaften
ETH Zürich, Y55 H 66
|Telephone||+41 44 635 33 60|
|Fax||+41 44 635 33 03|
|Department||Health Sciences and Technology|
|376-1346-00L||Study of Epigenetic Mechanisms in Mental Health |
Number of participants limited to 10.
The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.
General safety regulations for all block courses:
-Whenever possible the distance rules have to be respected.
-All students have to wear masks throughout the course. Please keep reserve masks ready. Surgical masks (IIR) or medical grade masks (FFP2) without a valve are permitted. Community masks (fabric masks) are not allowed.
-The installation and activation of the Swiss Covid-App is highly encouraged.
-Any additional rules for individual courses have to be respected.
-Students showing any COVID-19 symptoms are not allowed to enter ETH buildings and have to inform the course responsible.
|6 credits||7P||I. Mansuy|
|Abstract||This block course is focused on the study of the epigenetic mechanisms that regulate complex brain functions and behavior. It provides an overview of molecular methods used in experimental mice or in human samples to investigate epigenetic processes that control genome activity and gene expression, and are associated with cognitive functions and behavioral responses.|
|Objective||The purpose is to learn the principles of major methods in epigenetics that allow examine genome activity at the level of DNA, RNA or protein, in the context of complex brain functions.|
|Content||4 independent projects for 3 students each covering various aspects of epigenetic mechanisms. It will focus on state-of-the-art techniques to measure or manipulate gene expression and gene activity in the adult brain or in cell culture, and analyse the effects in vitro or in vivo using omics analyses, molecular and biochemical tools and behavioral testing.|
|Lecture notes||Provided at the beginning of the practical.|
|376-1414-01L||Current Topics in Brain Research (FS)||1 credit||1.5K||I. Mansuy, F. Helmchen, further lecturers|
|Abstract||Different national and international scientific guests are invited to present and discuss their most recent scientific results.|
|Objective||The aim is to exchange scientific knowledge and data as well as to promote communication and collaboration among researchers. Students taking the course participate in all seminars within one semester and write a critical report about one seminar of their choice. Prof. Isabelle / Dr. Alberto Corcoba will send instructions for this report to students who have registered for the course one week before the start of the semester.|
|Content||Various scientific guests from the fields of neuroepigenetics, neurochemistry, neuromorphology and neurophysiology will report on their latest scientific findings.|
|Lecture notes||no handout|