|Name||Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Hardt|
Institut für Mikrobiologie
ETH Zürich, HCI G 417
|Telephone||+41 44 632 51 43|
|Fax||+41 44 632 11 29|
|551-0110-00L||Fundamentals of Biology II: Microbiology||2 credits||2V||J. Vorholt-Zambelli, W.‑D. Hardt, J. Piel|
|Abstract||-Structure, function, genetics of prokaryotic microorganisms and fungi.|
|Objective||Basic principles of cell structure, growth physiology, energy metabolism, gene expression. Biodiversity of Bacteria and Archaea in the carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles in nature. Phylogeny and evolution. Developmental biology of fungi.|
|Content||Basic principles of cell structure, growth physiology, energy metabolism, gene expression. Biodiversity of Bacteria and Archaea in the carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles in nature. Phylogeny and evolution. Developmental biology of fungi.|
|Literature||Brock, Biology of Microorganisms (Madigan, M.T. and Martinko, J.M., eds.), 11th ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006|
|551-0314-00L||Microbiology (Part II)||3 credits||2V||W.‑D. Hardt, L. Eberl, H.‑M. Fischer, J. Piel, J. Vorholt-Zambelli|
|Abstract||Advanced lecture class providing a broad overview on bacterial cell structure, genetics, metabolism, symbiosis and pathogenesis.|
|Objective||This concept class will be based on common concepts and introduce to the enormous diversity among bacteria and archaea. It will cover the current research on bacterial cell structure, genetics, metabolism, symbiosis and pathogenesis.|
|Content||Advanced class covering the state of the research in bacterial cell structure, genetics, metabolism, symbiosis and pathogenesis.|
|Lecture notes||Updated handouts will be provided during the class.|
|Literature||Current literature references will be provided during the lectures.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||English|
|551-0509-00L||Current Immunological Research in Zürich||0 credits||1K||R. Spörri, M. Detmar, C. Halin Winter, W.‑D. Hardt, M. Kopf, S. R. Leibundgut, A. Oxenius, University lecturers|
|Abstract||This monthly meeting is a platform for Zurich-based immunology research groups to present and discuss their ongoing research projects. At each meeting three PhD students or Postdocs from the participating research groups present an ongoing research project in a 30 min seminar followed by a plenary discussion.|
|Objective||The aim of this monthly meeting is to provide further education for master and doctoral students as well as Postdocs in diverse topics of immunology and to give an insight in the related research. Furthermore, this platform fosters the establishment of science- and technology-based interactions between the participating research groups.|
|Content||Presentation and discussion of current research projects carried out by various immunology-oriented research groups in Zurich.|
|551-1100-00L||Infectious Agents: From Molecular Biology to Disease|
Number of participants limited to 22.
Requires application; selected applicants will be notified before the first week of lectures.
|4 credits||2S||W.‑D. Hardt, L. Eberl, U. F. Greber, A. B. Hehl, M. Kopf, S. R. Leibundgut, C. Münz, A. Oxenius, P. Sander|
|Abstract||Literature seminar for students at the masters level and PhD students. Introduction to the current research topics in infectious diseases; Introduction to key pathogens which are studied as model organisms in this field; Overview over key research groups in the field of infectious diseases in Zürich.|
|Objective||Working with the current research literature. Getting to know the key pathogens serving as model organisms and the research technologies currently used in infection biology.|
|Content||for each model pathogen (or key technology):|
1. introduction to the pathogen
2. Discussion of one current research paper.
The paper will be provided by the respective supervisor. He/she will give advice (if required) and guide the respective literature discussion.
|Lecture notes||Teachers will provide the research papers to be discussed.|
Students will prepare handouts for the rest of the group for their assigned seminar.
|Literature||Teachers will provide the research papers to be discussed.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Restricted to max 22 students. Please sign up until two weeks before the beginning of the semester via e-mail to email@example.com and include the following information: 551-1100-00L; your name, your e-mail address, university/eth, students (specialization, semester), PhD students (research group, member of a PhD program? which program?). The 22 students admitted to this seminar will be selected and informed by e-mail in the week befor the beginning of the semester by W.-D. Hardt.|
The first seminar date will serve to form groups of students and assign a paper to each group.
|551-1106-00L||Progress Reports in Microbiology and Immunology|
Students must sign up via secr.micro.biol.ethz.ch
|0 credits||5S||J. Piel, M. Aebi, H.‑M. Fischer, W.‑D. Hardt, A. Oxenius, J. Vorholt-Zambelli|
|Abstract||Presentation and discussion of current research results in the field of Microbiology and Infection Immunology|
|Objective||Precise and transparent presentation of research findings in relation to the current literature, critical discussion of experimental data and their interpretation, development and presentation of future research aims|
|551-1109-00L||Seminars in Microbiology||0 credits||2K||M. Aebi, W.‑D. Hardt, M. Künzler, J. Piel, S. Sunagawa, J. Vorholt-Zambelli|
|Abstract||Seminars by invited speakers covering selected microbiology themes.|
|Objective||Discussion of selected microbiology themes presented by invited speakers.|
|551-1110-00L||Infection and Immunology |
Only for Health Sciences and Technology BSc and Human Medicine BSc.
|2 credits||2V||W.‑D. Hardt, A. B. Hehl, U. Karrer, F. Sallusto|
|Abstract||Structure and function of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, single- and multi-cellular parasites, and pathogen-specific defense mechanisms of the immune system. The lecture is complemented by a learning platform. Some material is expected to be prepared in self-study|
|Objective||- Students can describe the structural principles and mechanisms of infection of key pathogens.|
- Students understand how these pathogens are detected and eliminated by the native and adaptive immune system.
- Students are able to explain how anti-infective agents work and how pathogens develop resistance.
|Content||- Cellular structure of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria|
- Bacteria-host interactions and their effect on the host
- Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
- Classification of pathogenic viruses
- Organization, classification and life cycle of eukaryotic pathogens
- Organization of the native immune system
- Organization of the adaptive immune system
|Prerequisites / Notice||The immunology section of the course can be taught in English.|