Markus Künzler: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022

Name Prof. Dr. Markus Künzler
Name variantsMarkus Künzler
Markus Kuenzler
Markus Kunzler
Address
Institut für Mikrobiologie
ETH Zürich, HCI F 423
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 49 25
E-mailmarkus.kuenzler@micro.biol.ethz.ch
URLhttps://micro.biol.ethz.ch/research/kuenzler.html
DepartmentBiology
RelationshipAdjunct Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
551-0127-00LFundamentals of Biology III: Multicellularity8 credits6GM. Stoffel, M. Künzler, O. Y. Martin, U. Suter, S. Werner, A. Wutz, S. C. Zeeman
AbstractThe lecture conveys the fundamental concepts underlying multicellularity with an emphasis on the molecular basis of multicellular biological systems and their functional integration into coherent wholes. The structural and functional specialization in multicellular organisms will be discussed by highlighting common and specific functions in fungi, plants, and animals (including humans).
Objective1.Students can describe advantages and challenges associated with being multicellular and outline independent solutions that organisms have developed to cope with the challenges of complex multicellularity
.
2.Students can explain how the internal and external structures of fungi, plants and animals function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

3.Students can explain the basic pathways and mechanisms of cellular communication regulating cellular behavior (cell adhesion, metabolism, proliferation, reproduction, development).

4.Students can describe how a single cell develops from one cell into many, each with different specialized functions.
ContentThe lecture introduces the structural and functional specialization in fungi, plants and animals, including humans. After providing an overview on the diversity of eukaryotic organisms, the lecture will discuss how fungi, plants, animals and humans have evolved structures and strategies to cope with the challenges of multicellularity. The molecular basis underlying communication, coordination and differentiation will be conveyed and complemented by key aspects of reproduction, metabolism development, and regeneration. Topics include form and function of fungi and plants, human anatomy and physiology, metabolism, cell signaling, adhesion, stem cells, regeneration, reproduction, and development.
LiteratureAlberts et al. 'Molecular Biology of the Cell' 6th edition
Smith A.M., et al. “Plant Biology” Garland Science, New York, Oxford
Campbell “Biology”, 11th Edition
Prerequisites / NoticeSome lecture are held in English.
551-0127-01LPlants and Fungi4 credits3GS. C. Zeeman, M. Künzler, O. Y. Martin
AbstractThe lecture conveys the fundamental concepts underlying multicellularity with an emphasis on the molecular basis of multicellular biological systems and their functional integration into coherent wholes. The structural and functional specialization in multicellular organisms will be discussed by highlighting common and specific functions in fungi and plant.s
Objective1.Students can describe advantages and challenges associated with being multicellular and outline independent solutions that organisms have developed to cope with the challenges of complex multicellularity
.
2.Students can explain how the internal and external structures of fungi and plants function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

3.Students can explain the basic pathways and mechanisms of cellular communication regulating cellular behavior (cell adhesion, metabolism, proliferation, reproduction, development).

4.Students can describe how a single cell develops from one cell into many, each with different specialized functions.
ContentThe lecture introduces the structural and functional specialization in fungi and plants. After providing an overview on the diversity of eukaryotic organisms, the lecture will discuss how fungi and plants have evolved structures and strategies to cope with the challenges of multicellularity. The molecular basis underlying communication, coordination and differentiation will be conveyed and complemented by key aspects of reproduction, metabolism development, and regeneration. Topics include form and function of fungi and plants, metabolism, cell signaling, adhesion, stem cells, regeneration, reproduction, and development.
LiteratureAlberts et al. 'Molecular Biology of the Cell' 6th edition
Smith A.M., et al. “Plant Biology” Garland Science, New York, Oxford
Campbell “Biology”, 11th Edition
Prerequisites / NoticeSome lecture are held in English.
551-1109-00LSeminars in Microbiology0 credits2KS. Sunagawa, W.‑D. Hardt, M. Künzler, J. Piel, J. Vorholt-Zambelli
AbstractSeminars by invited speakers covering selected microbiology themes.
ObjectiveDiscussion of selected microbiology themes presented by invited speakers.
752-4003-00LPractical Course in Microbiology2 credits3PM. Künzler
AbstractBasic principles of the handling of microorganisms (MO) - Detection of MO in the environment - Morphology and diagnostics of MO - Morphology and physiology of fungi - Antimicrobial agents - Microbial genetics - Bacterial physiology and interactions - Microbial pest control
ObjectiveThe students are familiar with the laboratory work with microorganisms. Specific emphasis is put on the isolation and maintenance of pure cultures and the required hygiene measures. The students know the clinical and ecological importance of microorganisms.
ContentIn an introductory part students are made familiar with the handling and cultivation of microorganisms (MO). Afterwards, the students detect MO in the environment and use MO for the conservation of food. This part is then followed by a practical introduction on routine diagnostics of MO and experiments with antimicrobial agents. On simple experiments, the students experience the interaction of of MO with higher organisms - the common topic of all research groups at the Institute of Microbiology. Some simple experiments demonstrate the importance of MO in molecular genetics. The course ends with a short introduction into the fungi and an example of applied microbiology i.e. an experiment on microbial pest control.
Lecture notesA detailled script of approx. 100 pp. and other relevant documents are available at Moodle at latest 1 week before the beginning of the practical course.
LiteratureRecommended literature (facultative):
-Allgemeine Mikrobiologie by Georg Fuchs and Hans G. Schlegel, Thieme-Verlag, 9. Auflage 2014
-Taschenlehrbuch Biologie: Mikrobiologie by Katharina Munk, Thieme Verlag, 2008
-Brock Mikrobiologie kompakt von Michael T. Madigan, John M. Martinko, David A. Stahl and David P. Clark, Pearson Verlag, 13. Auflage 2015
Prerequisites / NoticePerformance of the students in this practical course is controlled by:

1. Attendance of all 7 course days
2. Handing in of written reports to selected experiments (in groups of 2 students)
3. Preparation of a poster to a selected topic of Microbiology (in groups of 4 students)

Participating doctoral students who collect credit points during their thesis are examined in a 30-minute oral exam at the end of the course.