Ruth Kroschewski: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020
|Name||Dr. Ruth Kroschewski|
Institut für Biochemie
ETH Zürich, HPM D 11.3
|Telephone||+41 44 632 63 46|
|Fax||+41 44 632 15 91|
|551-0102-01L||Fundamentals of Biology I |
Registrations via myStudies until 29.1.2020 at the latest. Subsequent registrations will not be considered.
|6 credits||8P||M. Gstaiger, M. Kopf, R. Kroschewski, M. Künzler, S. L. Masneuf, D. Ramseier, M. Stoffel, E. B. Truernit, A. Wutz|
|Abstract||This 1st year Laboratory course introduces the student to the entire range of classical and modern molecular biosciences. During this course (Praktikum GL BioI) the students will do three praktikum days in:|
- Cell Biology I
- Plant Anantomy & Ecology
(total of 12 experiments)
Each experiment takes one full day.
|Objective||Introduction to theoretical and experimental biology|
General Praktikum-information and course material can be obtained from Moodle
The general Praktikum information (Assignment list, Instructions and Schedule & Performance Sheet) will also be sent to the students directly (E-mail).
|Content||The class is divided into four blocks: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Plant biology & Ecology and Cell Biology I.|
- TAQ Analysis (part 1): Protein purification
- TAQ Analysis (part 2): SDS-Gelelektrophoresis
- TAQ Analysis (part 3): Activity test of the purified protein
Day 1: Basics for the work with microorganisms & Isolation of microorganisms from the environment
Day 2: Morphology and diagnostics of bacteria & Antimicrobial agents
Day 3: Morphology of fungi & Microbial physiology and interactions
PLANT BIOLOGY & ECOLOGY
- Microscopy and plant cell anatomy
- Plant organ anatomy and gene expression
CELL BIOLOGY I:
- Anatomy of mouse & Blood cell determination
- Chromosome preparation and analysis
|Lecture notes||Laboratory manuals|
- The protocols can be downloaded from: Moodle
- The protocols can be found from: Moodle
- You HAVE TO print the pdf-file, which is also used as the lab manual during the experiments. Therefore, you have to have the Script always with you, when doing the experiments in Microbiology.
PLANT BIOLOGY & ECOLOGY:
- The protocols can be found from: Moodle
CELL BIOLOGY I:
- The handouts of the experiments entitled "Histology" will be provided
- The protocols of "Anatomy of mouse & Blood cell determination" and "Chromosome preparation and analysis" can be found from: Moodle
|Prerequisites / Notice||PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING RULES|
Your attendance is obligatory and you have to attend all 12 Praktikum days of GL BioI. Absences are only acceptable if you are able to provide a Doctor’s certificate. The original Dr's certificate has to be given to Dr. M. Gstaiger (HPM F43) within five days of the absence of the Praktikum day.
If there will be any exceptional or important situations then you should directly contact the Director of Studies of D-Biol, who will decide if you are allowed to miss a Praktikum day or not.
1. Due to the increased number of students, the official Praktikum registration has to be done, using myStudies, preferably at the end of HS19 but not later than Thursday January 30, 2020.
2. Later registration is NOT possible and can NOT be accepted!
3. The course registration for FS2020 is usually possible at the end of fall semester 2019 and you will obtain an E-mail from the Rectorate when the course registration using myStudies is possible.
Students can register for a practice group via myStudies. As soon as the course unit is registered in myStudies, a text box appears indicating that a group can be selected. Accordingly, students can select a group in the next step. If more than 240 students register, the surplus students will be placed on a waiting list and then allocated by the course responsible.
Extra Praktikum days have to be organized if more than 220 - 240 students will attend the Praktikum. The group division is random and the reserved Extra Praktikum days are:
3.6 / 4.6 / 5.6
The Praktikum GL BioI will take place during the following days and therefore, you have to make sure already now that you will not have any other activities / commitments during these days:
PRAKTIKUM DAYS FS20 (Thursdays):
20.2. / 27.2. / 5.3. / 12.3. / 19.3. / 26.3. / 2.4. / 23.4. / 30.4. / 7.5. / 14.5. / 28.5
No Praktikum during the Easter vacation: 9.4.-17.4. 2020
EXTRA PRAKTIKUM DAYS (if necessary)
3.6 / 4.6 / 5.6
|551-0320-00L||Cellular Biochemistry (Part II)||3 credits||2V||Y. Barral, R. Kroschewski, A. E. Smith|
|Abstract||This course will focus on molecular mechanisms and concepts underlying cellular biochemistry, providing advanced insights into the structural and functional details of individual cell components, and the complex regulation of their interactions. Particular emphasis will be on the spatial and temporal integration of different molecules and signaling pathways into global cellular processes.|
|Objective||The full-year course (551-0319-00 & 551-0320-00) focuses on the molecular mechanisms and concepts underlying the biochemistry of cellular physiology, investigating how these processes are integrated to carry out highly coordinated cellular functions. The molecular characterization of complex cellular functions requires a combination of approaches such as biochemistry, but also cell biology and genetics. This course is therefore the occasion to discuss these techniques and their integration in modern cellular biochemistry. |
The students will be able to describe the structural and functional details of individual cell components, and the spatial and temporal regulation of their interactions. In particular, they will learn to explain how different molecules and signaling pathways can be integrated during complex and highly dynamic cellular processes such as intracellular transport, cytoskeletal rearrangements, cell motility, and cell division. In addition, they will be able to illustrate the relevance of particular signaling pathways for cellular pathologies such as cancer or during cellular infection.
|Content||Spatial and temporal integration of different molecules and signaling pathways into global cellular processes, such as cell division, cell infection and cell motility. Emphasis is also put on the understanding of pathologies associated with defective cell physiology, such as cancer or during cellular infection.|
|Literature||Recommended supplementary literature (review articles and selected primary literature) will be provided during the course.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||To attend this course the students must have a solid basic knowledge in chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology and general biology. Biology students have in general already attended the first part of the "Cellular Biochemistry" concept course (551-0319-00). The course will be taught in English.|
In addition, the course will be based on a blended-learning scenario, where frontal lectures will be complemented with carefully chosen web-based teaching elements that students access through the ETH Moodle platform.
|551-1300-00L||Cause and Consequences of Unstable Genomes |
Number of participants limited to 12.
The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.
|6 credits||7G||J. Fernandes de Matos, Y. Barral, C. Beyer, K. Bomblies, M. Jagannathan, R. Kroschewski|
|Abstract||The course will introduce students to key concepts and laboratory research within the broad field of "Genome stability".|
|Objective||Students will learn to design, apply and evaluate current research strategies in a wide range of modern research areas encompassing the broad field of "Genome stability".|
|Content||The course will consist of lectures, practical laboratory work in small groups, informal progress report sessions, and preparation and presentation of a poster. Lectures will be presented mainly at the start of the course to expose students to key concepts and techniques in the field. Students will team into small groups and work in one laboratory for the rest of the course. Students will meet regularly for informal "progress report" discussions of their projects. Student performance will be assessed based on the quality of their practical work, a written exam on frontal lecture material, and a poster presentation of their practical work.|
|Literature||Documentation and recommended literature in the form of review articles and selected primary literature will be provided during the course.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||This course will be taught in English.|