|Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Hardt
Institut für Mikrobiologie
ETH Zürich, HCI G 417
|+41 44 632 51 43
|+41 44 632 11 29
|Microbiology (Part I)
|W.‑D. Hardt, L. Eberl, J. Piel, M. Pilhofer
|Advanced lecture class providing a broad overview on bacterial cell structure, genetics, metabolism, symbiosis and pathogenesis.
|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.
|Advanced class covering the state of the research in bacterial cell structure, genetics, metabolism, symbiosis and pathogenesis.
|Updated handouts will be provided during the class.
|Current literature references will be provided during the lectures.
|Prerequisites / Notice
The lecture "Grundlagen der Biologie II: Mikrobiologie" is the basis for this advanced lecture.
|Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis
Number of participants limited to 9 in the 2nd semester quarter of the autumn semester.
Number of participants limited to 6 in the 4th semester quarter of the autumn semester.
The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.
General safety regulations for all block courses:
The COVID certificate is mandatory at ETH Zurich.
Only students who have a Covid certificate, i.e. who have been vaccinated, have recovered or have been
-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.
|W.‑D. Hardt, B. Nguyen
|Research laboratory class in small groups. Research projects on current topics in cellular microbiology and bacterial pathogenesis are assigned to each student.
|Introduction to a current topic in cellular microbiology and/or molecular genetics of a bacterial pathogen. Experimental work in the research lab and introduction to the current lab techniques. Work with the current research literature in bacterial pathogenesis. Writing of a research protocol.
Requirement for obtaining the credit points: oral presentation of the research project and evaluation of the research protocol.
|Research projects on the model pathogen Salmonella.
|Literature will be selected with reference to the assigned research project.
|Current Immunological Research in Zurich
|R. Spörri, M. Detmar, C. Halin Winter, W.‑D. Hardt, M. Kopf, S. R. Leibundgut, A. Oxenius, University lecturers
|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.
|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.
|Presentation and discussion of current research projects carried out by various immunology-oriented research groups in Zurich.
|Progress Reports in Microbiology and Immunology
Students must sign up via secr.micro.biol.ethz.ch
|J. Piel, W.‑D. Hardt, A. Oxenius, J. Vorholt-Zambelli
|Presentation and discussion of current research results in the field of Microbiology and Infection Immunology
|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
|Seminars in Microbiology
|S. Sunagawa, W.‑D. Hardt, M. Künzler, J. Piel, J. Vorholt-Zambelli
|Seminars by invited speakers covering selected microbiology themes.
|Discussion of selected microbiology themes presented by invited speakers.