Adrian Benedikt Hehl: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018
|Name|| Prof. Dr. Adrian Benedikt Hehl|
(Professor Universität Zürich (UZH))
|Telephone||044 635 85 26|
|Fax||044 635 89 07|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|551-1110-00L||Infection and Immunology |
Only for Health Sciences and Technology BSc and Human Medicine BSc.
|2 credits||2V||W.‑D. Hardt, A. B. Hehl, U. Karrer, F. Sallusto|
|Abstract||Structure and function of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, single- and multi-cellular parasites, and pathogen-specific defense mechanisms of the immune system. The lecture is complemented by a learning platform. Some material is expected to be prepared in self-study|
|Objective||- Students can describe the structural principles and mechanisms of infection of key pathogens.|
- Students understand how these pathogens are detected and eliminated by the native and adaptive immune system.
- Students are able to explain how anti-infective agents work and how pathogens develop resistance.
|Content||- Cellular structure of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria|
- Bacteria-host interactions and their effect on the host
- Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
- Classification of pathogenic viruses
- Organization, classification and life cycle of eukaryotic pathogens
- Organization of the native immune system
- Organization of the adaptive immune system
|Prerequisites / Notice||The immunology section of the course can be taught in English.|