Matthias Peter: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020
|Name||Prof. Dr. Matthias Peter|
Institut für Biochemie
ETH Zürich, HPM G 8.1
|Telephone||+41 44 633 65 86|
|Fax||+41 44 633 12 28|
|551-0339-00L||Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Dynamics |
Number of participants limited to 13.
The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.
|6 credits||7G||E. Dultz, Y. Barral, U. Kutay, M. Peter, K. Weis|
|Abstract||Application of current strategies to study the dynamics of complex and highly regulated cellular processes.|
|Objective||The students learn to evaluate and to apply current strategies to study the dynamics of complex and highly regulated cellular processes.|
|Content||During this Block-Course, the students will learn to (1) describe the important mechanisms and regulators of dynamic processes in cells, (2) perform standard lab techniques and quantitate dynamic cellular processes, (3) evaluate and compare experimental strategies and model systems, (4) independently search and critically evaluate scientific literature on a specific problem and present it in a seminar, and (5) formulate scientific concepts (preparation and presentation of a poster).|
Students will work in small groups in individual labs on one research project (8 full days of practical work; every group of students will stay in the same lab during the entire course). The projects are close to the actual research carried out in the participating research groups, but with a clear connection to the subject of the course.
|Literature||Documentation and recommended literature (review articles and selected primary literature) will be provided during the course.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||This course will be taught in english.|
Only for Health Sciences and Technology BSc and Human Medicine BSc.
|3 credits||3V||U. K. Genick, W. Kovacs, M. Peter|
|Abstract||The course introduces students to the central facts and concepts of biochemistry and covers topics ranging from the structure, physicochemical properties and function of biomolecules; enzymes and their function; human metabolism and its regulation to signal transduction and motor proteins.|
|Objective||The detailed learning goals of the course can be viewed on the course's Moodle page.|
|Lecture notes||There is no traditional script for this course. Instead the course is supported by a Moodle page through which students have access to all necessary texts, exercises, videos and activities.|
|Literature||The essential course material will be available on the course's Moodle Page in the form of scripts and lesson handouts. |
The course does not have an "official" textbook, but students may find a general reference book on the topic interesting. For this purpose, the text "Löffler/Petrides Biochemie und Pathobiochemie" ISBN 978-3-642-17971-6 may be interesting.
|Prerequisites / Notice||The course builds on the content of the courses "Chemie für Mediziner", "Pharmakologie für Mediziner" and "Molekulare Genetik und Zellbiologie".|
|551-1310-00L||A Problem-Based Approach to Cellular Biochemistry |
Number of participants limited to 15.
|6 credits||2G||M. Peter, V. Korkhov, A. Kralt, V. Panse, T. Peskett, A. E. Smith, F. van Drogen|
|Abstract||Independent, guided acquisition of an overview over a defined area of research, identification of important open questions, development of an experimental strategy to address a defined question, and formulation of this strategy within the framework of a research grant.|
|Objective||The students will learn to acquire independently an overview over a defined area of research, and to identify important open questions. In addition, they will learn to develop an experimental strategy to address a defined question, and to formulate this strategy within the framework of a research grant.|
|Content||The students will work in groups of two to three, in close contact with a tutor (ETH Prof or senior scientist). A research overview with open questions and a research grant will be developed independently by the students, with guidance from the tutor through regular mandatory meetings. The students will write both the research overview with open questions and the grant in short reports, and present them to their colleagues.|
|Literature||The identification of appropriate literature is a component of the course.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||This course will be taught in english, and requires extensive independent work.|