Yves Barral: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2022

NameHerr Prof. Dr. Yves Barral
Institut für Biochemie
ETH Zürich, HPM D 8.3
Otto-Stern-Weg 3
8093 Zürich
Telefon+41 44 632 06 78
Fax+41 44 632 15 91
BeziehungOrdentlicher Professor

551-0309-00LConcepts in Modern Genetics
Information for UZH students:
Enrolment to this course unit only possible at ETH. No enrolment to module BIO348 at UZH.

Please mind the ETH enrolment deadlines for UZH students: Link
6 KP4VY. Barral, D. Bopp, A. Hajnal, O. Voinnet
KurzbeschreibungConcepts of modern genetics and genomics, including principles of classical genetics; yeast genetics; gene mapping; forward and reverse genetics; structure and function of eukaryotic chromosomes; molecular mechanisms and regulation of transcription, replication, DNA-repair and recombination; analysis of developmental processes; epigenetics and RNA interference.
LernzielThis course focuses on the concepts of classical and modern genetics and genomics.
InhaltThe topics include principles of classical genetics; yeast genetics; gene mapping; forward and reverse genetics; structure and function of eukaryotic chromosomes; molecular mechanisms and regulation of transcription, replication, DNA-repair and recombination; analysis of developmental processes; epigenetics and RNA interference.
SkriptScripts and additional material will be provided during the semester.
551-0337-00LCell Biology of the Nucleus Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 18.
The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.
6 KP7PR. Kroschewski, Y. Barral, M. Jagannathan, S. Jessberger, K. Weis
KurzbeschreibungIntroduction to the organizational principles of the nucleus using budding yeast, drosophila and vertebrate cells as model systems.
LernzielThe aim of our course is to introduce the students to the organizational principles of the nucleus using budding yeast, drosophila and vertebrate cells as model systems. Emphasis is given to:
• Establishment of nuclear identity and nuclear-cytoplasmic communication
• Reorganization of the nucleus in aging
• Animal cells during the generation of cell diversity and neuronal differentiation

By the end of the course, based on lectures, literature reading and practical lab work, the students will be able to formulate open questions concerning the function of the nucleus. Thus, the students will know about the mechanisms and consequences of nuclear-cytoplasmic compartmentalization, nuclear positioning, DNA clustering in the nucleus and cytoplasm during cell divisions and aging.
InhaltDuring this block-course, the students will
- learn how organelles establish and maintain identity with a focus on the nucleus
- discover the evolutionary and functional plasticity of the nucleus
- design, apply, evaluate and compare experimental strategies

Students - in groups of 2 or max. 3 - will be integrated into a research project connected to the subject of the course, within one of the participating research groups.

Lectures and technical notes will be given and informal discussions held to provide you with the theoretical background.
SkriptThere will be optional papers to be read before the course start. They serve as framework orientation for the practical parts of this block course and will be made accessible to you shortly before the course starts on the relevant Moodle site.
LiteraturDocumentation and recommended literature (review articles) will be provided during the course.
551-0357-00LCellular Matters: From Milestones to Open Questions
The number of participants is limited to 22 and will only take place with a minimum of 11 participants.
Please sign up until two weeks before the beginning of the semester (for Autumn 2022: by 05.09.2022 end of day) via e-mail to bml@ethz.ch using in the subject: 551-0357-00. In the email body indicate 1) your name, 2) your e-mail address, 3) master/PhD program. The students admitted to this seminar will be informed by e-mail in the week prior to the beginning of the semester.

The first lecture will serve to form groups of students and assign papers.
4 KP2SY. Barral, F. Allain, P. Arosio, E. Dufresne, D. Hilvert, M. Jagannathan, R. Mezzenga, T. Michaels, G. Neurohr, R. Riek, A. E. Smith, K. Weis, H. Wennemers
KurzbeschreibungIn this course, the students will explore the quite new topic of biomolecular condensates.
Concepts and tools from biology, chemistry, biophysics and soft materials will be used, on one hand, to develop an understanding of the biological properties and functions of biomolecular condensates in health and disease, while, on the other, to inspire new materials.
LernzielIn terms of content, you, the student, after a general introduction to the topic, will learn about milestone works and current research questions in the young field of biomolecular condensates (properties, functions and applications) from an interdisciplinary point of view in a course which is a combination of literature (presentations given by pairs of students with different scientific backgrounds) and research seminars (presentations given by the lecturers all active experts in the field, with different backgrounds and expertise).
As to the skills, you will have the opportunity to learn how to critically read and evaluate scientific literature, how to give scientific presentations to an interdisciplinary audience (each presentation consisting of an introduction, critical description of the results and discussion of their significance) and substantiate your statements, acquire a critical mindset (pros/cons of chosen approaches/methods and limitations, quality of the data, solidity of the conclusions, possible follow-up experiments) that allows you to ask relevant questions and actively participate to the discussion.
With the final presentation you will have the unique opportunity to interact closely with the interdisciplinary group of lecturers (all internationally well-established experts) who will guide you in the choice of a subtopic and related literature.
InhaltIn the last decade a new kind of compartments within the cell, the so-called biomolecular condensates, have been observed. This discovery is radically changing our understanding of the cell, its organization and dynamics. The emerging picture is that the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm are highly complex fluids that can (meta)stably segregate into membrane-less sub-compartments, similarly to emulsions.

The topic of biomolecular condensates goes beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines and needs a multi-pronged approach that levers on, and cross-fertilizes, biology, physical chemistry, biophysics and soft materials to develop a proper understanding of the properties, functions in health and disease (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.), as well as possible applications of these biomolecular condensates.

Each week the lecture will consist of:
1) a short literature seminar: Pairs of students from different scientific backgrounds will be formed and assigned beforehand to present milestone literature to the class and facilitate the ensuing discussion. In the first class the pairs will be formed, the milestone papers made known to the whole class and assigned to the pairs.
2) a research seminar: the presentation of the milestone literature will serve as the introduction to the lecture by one of the lecturers of the course on their own state-of-the-art research in the field.
SkriptThe presentations will be made available after the lectures.
LiteraturThe milestone papers will be provided in advance.
For the final examination, the students will be helped by the lecturers in identifying a research topic and related literature.
Fachspezifische KompetenzenKonzepte und Theoriengeprüft
Verfahren und Technologiengeprüft
Methodenspezifische KompetenzenAnalytische Kompetenzengeprüft
Medien und digitale Technologiengefördert
Soziale KompetenzenKommunikationgeprüft
Kooperation und Teamarbeitgeprüft
Menschenführung und Verantwortunggeprüft
Selbstdarstellung und soziale Einflussnahmegefördert
Sensibilität für Vielfalt gefördert
Persönliche KompetenzenAnpassung und Flexibilitätgefördert
Kreatives Denkengeprüft
Kritisches Denkengeprüft
Integrität und Arbeitsethikgefördert
Selbstbewusstsein und Selbstreflexion gefördert
Selbststeuerung und Selbstmanagement gefördert
551-0973-00LFachwissenschaftliche Vertiefung in Biologie mit pädagogischem Fokus: Evolution Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 6 KP2G + 13AH. Stocker, Y. Barral, K. Köhler
KurzbeschreibungFachwissenschaftliche Aspekte der Biologie mit Schwerpunkt Evolution werden unter dem Gesichtspunkt ihrer Vermittlung, ihrer historischen Entwicklung und ihrer Bedeutung für Fach, Individuum und Gesellschaft behandelt.
LernzielNach erfolgreicher Teilnahme am Modul sollen die Studierenden in der Lage sein:
- vertieftes biologisches Grundwissen mit besonderem Fokus auf die Evolution abzurufen und zu vermitteln
- kontroverse Themen zu analysieren und sachlich zu begründen.
- sich in einem Forschungsthema zu vertiefen und das Thema als Unterrichtseinheit zu erarbeiten
- auf hohem fachlichen Niveau Unterrichtseinheiten mit komplexem Lernstoff adressatengerecht vorzubereiten und lern-fördernd durchzuführen.
InhaltAusgewählte Themen der Biologie, insbesondere der Evolution, werden unter spezieller Berücksichtigung der Bedürfnisse von Lehrpersonen erarbeitet.
Das Modul setzt sich aus Vorlesung, Buchklub und Seminararbeit zusammen.
SkriptUnterlagen für den Unterricht werden online auf Moodle abgegeben.
LiteraturLiteratur und Literaturhinweise werden online auf Moodle abgegeben.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesDie Fachwissenschaftliche Vertiefung in Biologie mit pädagogischem Fokus setzt sich aus zwei Modulen zusammen (je 6 KP). Im Herbst- und im Frühjahrssemester werden je ein Modul angeboten (HS: Evolution, FS: biologische Konzepte). Bei Belegung beider Module kann sowohl im Herbst- wie auch im Frühjahrssemester begonnen werden.

Leistungsnachweis während der ganzen Dauer des Moduls. Aktive Mitarbeit an der Lehrveranstaltung wird verlangt. Seminararbeit und Präsentation müssen abgeschlossen sein.

Die Fachwissenschaftliche Vertiefung in Biologie mit pädagogischem Fokus (6+6 KP) kann im Rahmen des Master-Studiengangs Biologie in Absprache mit dem zuständigen Fachberater der gewählten Vertiefung als eines der beiden vorgeschriebenen Forschungsprojekte (je 15 KP) angerechnet werden. In diesem Fall sind zusätzliche 3 KP in einer anderen Veranstaltung zu erwerben.

Bei Überbelegung geniessen Studierende, die in den Studiengang Lehrdiplom für Maturitätsschulen eingeschrieben sind, Priorität.