Manfred Kopf: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018
|Name||Prof. Dr. Manfred Kopf|
Inst. f. Molecular Health Sciences
ETH Zürich, HPL G 12
|Telephone||+41 44 633 64 70|
|Fax||+41 44 633 13 50|
|376-0209-00L||Molecular Disease Mechanisms||6 credits||4V||C. Wolfrum, H. Gahlon, M. Kopf, D. Peleg-Raibstein|
|Abstract||In this course the mechanisms of disease development will be studied. Main topics will be: |
1. Influence of environmental factors with an emphasis on inflammation and the immune response.
2. Mechanisms underlying disease progression in metabolic disorders, integrating genetic and environmental factors.
3. Mechanisms underlying disease progression in cancer, integrating genetic and environment
|Objective||To understand the mechanisms governing disease development with a special emphasis on genetic and environmental associated components|
|Lecture notes||All information can be found at:|
The enrollment key will be provided by email
|551-0102-01L||Fundamentals of Biology I |
Registrations via myStudies until 31.1.2018 at the latest. Subsequent registrations will not be considered.
|6 credits||8P||P. Kallio, M. Künzler, T. A. Beyer, M. Gstaiger, M. Kopf, R. Kroschewski, D. Ramseier, M. Stoffel, E. B. Truernit, A. Wutz, further lecturers|
|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 PD Dr. P. Kallio (HCI F413) 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 HS17 but not later than Sunday January 31, 2018.
2. Later registration is NOT possible and can NOT be accepted!
3. The course registration for FS2018 is usually possible at the end of Autumn semester 2017 and you will obtain an E-mail from the Rectorate when the course registration using myStudies is possible.
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:
- May 31, 2018
- June 4 - 5, 2018
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 FS18 (Thursdays):
Eastern & Spring vacation: 30.3 - 8.4.2018
EXTRA PRAKTIKUM DAYS (if necessary)
|551-0318-00L||Immunology II||3 credits||2V||M. Kopf, S. R. Leibundgut, A. Oxenius, E. Wetter Slack, further lecturers|
|Abstract||Introduction into the cellular and molecular basis of the immune system and immune responses against diverse pathogens, tumors, transplants, and self (autoimmunity)|
|Objective||The lectures will provide a detailed understanding:|
- how innate and adaptive immune responses interact at the cellular and molecular level.
- how the immune system recognizes and fights against pathogenic microorganisms including viruses, bacteria, and parasites.
- why lymphocytes tolerate self molecules.
- about function and dysfunction the intestinal immune system.
- immunopathology and inflammatory diseases.
|Content||The aim of lecture is to understand:|
> How pathogens are recognized by the innate immune system
> Immune defense against various pathogens
> Immunology of the skin, lung and intestines
> Tumor immunology
> Migration and homing of immune cells
> tolerance and autoimmunity
> T cell memory
|Lecture notes||Presentations of the lecturers are available at the Moodle link|
|Literature||Recommended: Kuby Immunology (Freeman)|
|551-0396-01L||Immunology I |
Number of participants limited to 30.
Prerequisites: Attendance of the concept courses Immunology I (551-0317-00L) and Immunology II (551-0318-00L)
The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.
|6 credits||7G||A. Oxenius, B. Becher, M. Groettrup, M. Kopf, B. Ludewig, C. Münz, R. Spörri, M. van den Broek|
|Abstract||This block course teaches a wide selection of practical immunological techniques and offers advanced lectures in selected topics in immunology.|
|Objective||The aim of this block course is the acquaintance with a wide spectrum of immunological techniques involving practical experimental work following analysis and interpretation of the experimental data. Along the practical work, advanced lectures in selected topics in immunology, based on the knowledge from the immunology concept course, will be offered. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to read, interpret and present current papers followed scientific discussions.|
|Content||The aim of this block course is the acquaintance with a wide spectrum of immunological techniques involving practical experimental work following analysis and interpretation of the experimental data. Along the practical work, advanced lectures in selected topics in immunology, based on the knowledge from the immunology concept course, will be offered. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to read, interpret and present current papers followed scientific discussions.|
|Lecture notes||A script for the course will be available online (the link will be provided in the immunology concept lecture, 551-0318-00L).|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Requirement for the registration for this block course is the attendance of the immunology concept courses 551-0317-00L and 551-0318-00L.|
Evaluation of achievements is done on an individual basis by each participating lecturer.
|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.
|551-1118-00L||Cutting Edge Topics: Immunology and Infection Biology II||2 credits||1S||A. Oxenius, B. Becher, C. Halin Winter, N. C. Joller, M. Kopf, S. R. Leibundgut, C. Münz, R. Spörri, M. van den Broek|
|Abstract||Weekly seminar about cutting edge topics in immunology and infection biology. Internationally renowned experts present their current research followed by an open discussion.|
|Objective||Weekly seminar about cutting edge topics in immunology and infection biology. Internationally renowned experts present their current research followed by an open discussion.|
The aim of this course is to confront students with current research topics and with scientific presentation. The course offers the opportunity to gain in depth knowledge about diverse topics which are often only briefly touched in the concept courses and to engage in discussion with experts in the field.
|Content||Immunology and infection biology.|
The specific topics are variable and depend each semester on the list of invited experts.