Wilhelm Gruissem: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2018

NameHerr Prof. em. Dr. Wilhelm Gruissem
LehrgebietPflanzenbiotechnologie
Adresse
Professur Pflanzenbiotechnologie
ETH Zürich, LFW E 18
Universitätstrasse 2
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 44 632 08 57
Fax+41 44 632 10 79
E-Mailwilhelm_gruissem@ethz.ch
DepartementBiologie
BeziehungProfessor emeritus

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
551-0002-00LAllgemeine Biologie II Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 4 KP4GU. Sauer, R. Aebersold, W. Gruissem
KurzbeschreibungGrundlagen der
Biochemie (Makromoleküle, Membranen, Zellstrukturen, Stoffwechsel)
Molekulargenetik (Genexpression und Regulation, vom Gen zum Protein)
Physiologie höherer Pflanzen (Struktur, Wachstum, Entwicklung, Nährstoffe, Transport und Reproduktion)
LernzielVerständnis grundlegender Konzepte molekularer Biologie und Physiologie.
InhaltZellluläre Funktionen auf der Ebenen von Molekülen und Strukturen.
Molekulare Vorgänge in der Prozessierung vom Gen zum Protein.
Pflanzenphysiologie.

Die folgenden Campbell Kapitel werden behandelt:

Woche 1-5: Prof. Sauer
5 Biological macromolecules and lipids
7 Cell structure and function
8 Cell membranes
10 Respiration: introduction to metabolism
10 Cell respiration
11 Photosynthetic processes

Woche 6-9: Prof. Aebersold
16 Nucleic acids and inheritance
17 Expression of genes
18 Control of gene expression
19 DNA Technology

Woche 9-13: Prof. Gruissem
35 Plant Structure and Growth
36 Transport in vascular plants
37 Plant nutrition
38 Reproduction of flowering plants
39 Plants signal and behavior
SkriptKein Skript
LiteraturCampbell, Reece et al: "Biologie" (10th global edition); Pearson 2015.
551-0003-AALGeneral Biology I+II
Belegung ist NUR erlaubt für MSc Studierende, die diese Lerneinheit als Auflagenfach verfügt haben.

Alle andere Studierenden (u.a. auch Mobilitätsstudierende, Doktorierende) können diese Lerneinheit NICHT belegen.
7 KP13RU. Sauer, R. Aebersold, W. Gruissem, O. Y. Martin, A. Widmer
KurzbeschreibungGeneral Biology I: Organismic biology to teach the basic principles of classical and molecular genetics, evolutionary biology and phylogeny.

General Biology II: Molecular biology approach to teach the basic principles of biochemistry, cell biology, cgenetics, evolutionary biology and form and function of vacular plants.
LernzielGeneral Biology I: The understanding of basic principles of biology (inheritance, evolution and phylogeny) and an overview of the diversity of life.

General Biology II: The understanding basic concepts of biology: the hierarchy of the structural levels of biological organisation, with particular emphasis on the cell and its molecular functions, the fundamentals of metabolism and molecular genetics, as well as form and function of vascular plants.
InhaltGeneral Biology I:
General Biology I focuses on the organismal biology aspects of genetics, evolution and diversity of life in the Campbell chapters 12-34.

Week 1-7 by Alex Widmer, Chapters 12-25
12 Cell biology Mitosis
13 Genetics Sexual life cycles and meiosis
14 Genetics Mendelian genetics
15 Genetics Linkage and chromosomes
20 Genetics Evolution of genomes
21 Evolution How evolution works
22 Evolution Phylogentic reconstructions
23 Evolution Microevolution
24 Evolution Species and speciation
25 Evolution Macroevolution

Week 8-14 by Oliver Martin, Chapters 26-34
26 Diversity of Life Introdution to viruses
27 Diversity of Life Prokaryotes
28 Diversity of Life Origin & evolution of eukaryotes
29 Diversity of Life Nonvascular&seedless vascular plants
30 Diversity of Life Seed plants
31 Diversity of Life Introduction to fungi
32 Diversity of Life Overview of animal diversity
33 Diversity of Life Introduction to invertebrates
34 Diversity of Life Origin & evolution of vertebrates


General Biology II: The structure and function of biomacromolecules; basics of metabolism; tour of the cell; membrane structure and function; basic energetics of cellular processes; respiration, photosynthesis; cell cycle, from gene to protein; structure and growth of vascular plants, resource acquisition and transport, soil and plant nutrition.

Specifically the following Campbell chapters will be covered:
3 Biochemistry Chemistry of water
4 Biochemistry Carbon: the basis of molecular diversity
5 Biochemistry Biological macromolecules and lipids
7 Cell biology Cell structure and function
8 Cell biology Cell membranes
10 Cell biology Respiration: introduction to metabolism
10 Cell biology Cell respiration
11 Cell biology Photosynthetic processes
16 Genetics Nucleic acids and inheritance
17 Genetics Expression of genes
18 Genetics Control of gene expression
19 Genetics DNA Technology
35 Plant structure&function Plant Structure and Growth
36 Plant structure&function Transport in vascular plants
37 Plant structure&function Plant nutrition
38 Plant structure&function Reproduction of flowering plants
39 Plant structure&function Plants signal and behavior
SkriptNo script
LiteraturCampbell et al. (2015) Biology - A Global Approach. 10th Edition (Global Edition)
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBasic general and organic chemistry


This is a virtual self-study lecture for non-German speakers of the "Allgemeine Biology I (551-0001-00L) and "Allgemeine Biology II (551-0002-00L) lectures. The exam will be written jointly with the participants of this lecture.
551-0108-AALFundamentals of Biology II: Plant Biology
Belegung ist NUR erlaubt für MSc Studierende, die diese Lerneinheit als Auflagenfach verfügt haben.

Alle anderen Studierenden (u.a. auch Mobilitätsstudierende, Doktorierende) können diese Lerneinheit NICHT belegen.
2 KP2RW. Gruissem
KurzbeschreibungWater balance, assimilation, transport in plants; developmental biology, stress physiology.
LernzielWater balance, assimilation, transport in plants; developmental biology, stress physiology.
Skriptnone
LiteraturSmith, A.M., et al.: Plant Biology, Garland Science, New York, Oxford, 2010
Voraussetzungen / Besonderesnone
551-0108-00LGrundlagen der Biologie II: Pflanzenbiologie2 KP2VW. Gruissem, O. Voinnet, S. C. Zeeman
KurzbeschreibungWasserhaushalt, Assimilations- u.Transportvorgänge in Pflanzen; Entwicklungsbiologie, Stressphysiologie.
LernzielWasserhaushalt, Assimilations- u.Transportvorgänge in Pflanzen; Entwicklungsbiologie, Stressphysiologie.
SkriptDie Powerpoint-Präsentation wird als Handout verteilt. Zudem ist sie via Passwort-geschütztem Web-Link einsehbar.
LiteraturSmith, A.M., et al.: Plant Biology, Garland Science, New York, Oxford, 2010
551-0120-01LPlant Biology Colloquium II
Only compulsory for Master students who started their Master in autumn 2017 or later.

This compulsory course is required only once. It may be taken in autumn as course 551-0120-00 "Plant Biology Colloquium I" or in spring as course 551-0120-01 "Plant Biology Colloquium II".
2 KP1KC. Sánchez-Rodríguez, W. Gruissem, A. Rodriguez-Villalon, O. Voinnet, S. C. Zeeman
KurzbeschreibungCurrent topics in Molecular Plant Biology presented by internal and external speakers from accademia.
LernzielGetting insight into actual areas and challenges of Molecular Plant Biology.
Inhalthttp://www.impb.ethz.ch/news-and-events/colloquium-impb.html
551-0360-00LApplied Plant Biotechnology Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 12.

The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.
6 KP7GW. Gruissem, R. B. Anjanappa, N. K. Bhullar
KurzbeschreibungThe APB covers multidisciplinary aspects of green biotechnology. Students will acquire knowledge about transgenic crops in the world, processes to generate transgenic plants as well as strategies to engineer plants resistant to biotic and abiotic stresses. Development of new tools for plant biotechnology will be performed in the lab. Social aspects of green biotechnology will also be presented.
LernzielThe complete field of Plant Biotechnology shall be introduced in order to provide an overview over the diversity of this discipline, its connections with other disciplines, and its historical context. A major focus of the block course will be the potential of genetic modification as a tool for gene function in basic science as well as for agronomic and/or commercial application dealing with benefit and risk. Basic methods will be handled in practical experiments, lectures will provide the theoretical background including issues beyond the scientific scene like patent issues, ethical considerations, or legal regulation. The goal of this teaching unit is to educate interested students such that they overlook the discipline, are able to understand the basic methodical and intellectual approaches, understand and critically interpret the literature on this field and are able to further follow the development in this field after finishing their studies. Finally, the students should learn to develop own research projects and follow them including communication of their work to the public or the media.
InhaltThe following theoretical topics will be presented:

- Plant tissue culture (tobacco, cereals, cassava, cell cultures, somatic embryogenesis, regeneration)
- Methods for genetic transformation (Agrobacterium, microprojectiles, PEG)
- Selection systems (antibiotic and herbicide resistance, phosphor-mannose isomerase, marker-free systems, visible markers)
- Inducible promoters, tissue specific promoters
- Silencing and its application in plant biotechnology
- Molecular analysis of mutants and genetically modified (GM) plants (copy number, inheritance of transgenes, proteome and metabolome profiling)
- Transcription analysis (microarrays, Real-Time PCR, Northern, Western)
- Biotechnological tools for crop improvement (the case of cassava and rice)
- Application potential (herbicide tolerance, pest and pathogen resistance, new products, pharmaceutical applications, biofuel etc.)
- Public interest (ethical issues, patenting of GM-plants, coexistence, GM food, public outreach or how to deal with public media).

Lectures will have a special focus on the contribution of biotechnology to the improvement of tropical crops such as cassava and rice. A visit to the greenhouse facilities is also planned to give the opportunity to discuss the different project performed at the ETH Plant Biotechnology Lab.

For the practical part of the blockcourse, students will perform their own research project. It will aim at the development of new promoters for green biotechnology. Students will select promoters in silico using bioinformatics tools, clone the specific promoters from 2 different plant species and subsequently produce transgenic plant cells using the methods presented during the course.
SkriptScripts will be distributed in the course for the practical parts.
Lecture parts will be availabe on the Website https://sharepoint.biol.ethz.ch/sites/e-learn/551-0360-00L/default.aspx
LiteraturLiterature will be provided in the course
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesLectures of APB are given in English.