Wilhelm Krek: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018

Name Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Krek
FieldZellbiologie
DepartmentBiology
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
551-0104-00LFundamentals of Biology II Restricted registration - show details
Registrations via myStudies until 31.1.2018 at the latest. Subsequent registrations will not be considered.
8 credits8PP. Kallio, L. Maddaluno, E. Dultz, C. H. Giese, W. Kovacs, W. Krek, D. Santelia, H. Stocker, U. Suter, S. Werner
AbstractThis introductory Laboratory course introduces the student to the entire range of classical and modern molecular biosciences. In the second year (Praktikum GL Bio II) the students will perform three praktikum days in:
- Molecular Biology
- Plant Physiology
- Genetics and
- Cell Biology II.

(total of 12 experiments)

Each experiment takes one full day.
ObjectiveIntroduction to theoretical and experimental biology
Moodle www-link for general Praktikum-information and course material: Moodle

The general Praktikum information (Assignment list, Instructions and Schedule & Performance Sheet) will also be sent to the students directly (E-mail).
ContentThe class is divided into four blocks: Cell Biology II, Genetics, Molecular Biology and Plant Physiology. One block lasts three weeks.

CELL BIOLOGY II:
- Cells: Cell types & staining methods, cell fusion & cell motility,
- Tissue and development: histology of mice embryos & embryogenesis
- Repair mechanisms: DNA repair & wound healing,

GENETICS:
- Yeast genetics
- Drosophila genetics
- Human genetics

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
- Molecular biology & protein crystallization
- Enzyme kinetics
- Redox potential & stability of a protein

PLANT PHYSIOLOGY:
- Plants and light
- Phytohormones and other growth factors
- Molecular biology of systemic gene silencing
- Literature and presentations

The students will also prepare short presentations (approx. 10 min) of the various topics within this course.
Lecture notesLaboratory manuals

CELL BIOLOGY II
- The protocols can be downloaded from: Moodle

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY:
- The protocols can be found from: Moodle

PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
- The protocols can be found from: Moodle

GENETICS
- The protocols can be found from: Moodle
Prerequisites / NoticeTHE PRAKTIKUM RULES:

Your attendance is obligatory and you have to attend all 12 Praktikum days. 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.

HIGHLY IMPORTANT!!

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 FS18 is usually possible at the end of HS17 and you will obtain an E-mail from the Rectorate when the course registration using myStudies is possible.

The Praktikum GL BioII FS18 will take place during the following days and therefore, you have to make sure already now that you do not have any other activities & commitments during these days:

PRAKTIKUM DAYS DURING FS18 (Fridays):


- 23.2.2018
- 2.3.
- 9.3
- 16.3
- 23.3

30.3 - 8.4.2018 Eastern and vacation

- 13.4
- 20.4
- 27.4
- 4.5
- 11.5
- 18.5
- 25.5
551-0326-00LCell Biology Information 6 credits4VS. Werner, M. Bordoli, W. Kovacs, W. Krek, M. Schäfer, U. Suter, A. Wutz
AbstractThis Course introduces principle concepts, techniques, and experimental strategies used in modern Cell Biology. Major topics include: neuron-glia interactions in health and disease; mitochondrial dynamics; stem cell biology; growth factor action in development, tissue repair and disease; cell metabolism, in particular sensing and signaling mechanisms, cell organelles, and lipid metabolism.
Objective-To prepare the students for successful and efficient lab work by learning how to ask the right questions and to use the appropriate techniques in a research project.
-To convey knowledge about neuron-glia interactions in health and disease.
- To provide information on different types of stem cells and their function in health and disease
-To provide information on growth factor signaling in development, repair and disease and on the use of growth factors or their receptors as drug targets for major human diseases
-To convey knowledge on the mechanisms underlying repair of injured tissues
-To provide the students with an overview of mitochondrial dynamics.
-Providing an understanding of RNA processing reactions and their regulations.
-To provide a comprehensive understanding of metabolic sensing mechanisms occurring in different cell types and organelles in response to glucose, hormones, oxygen, nutrients as well as lipids, and to discuss downstream signaling pathways and cellular responses.
-To provide models explaining how disturbances in complex metabolic control networks and bioenergetics can lead to disease and to highlight latest experimental approaches to uncover the intricacies of metabolic control at the cellular and organismal level.
-Providing the background and context that foster cross-disciplinary scientific thinking.