Angelika Hilbeck: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018

Name Dr. Angelika Hilbeck
Institut für Integrative Biologie
ETH Zürich, CHN G 26.1
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science

701-0034-10LIntegrated Practical: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Information Restricted registration - show details 1.5 credits3PA. Hilbeck, B.  Oehen
AbstractThe basic elements of the risk assessment of genetically modified plants are introduced, preceded by a brief introduction to gene technology and its applications in the environment. The relevant regulations and the approval procedures are explained. The elements of risk assessment are introduced using case examples and the risks and benefits of genetically modified organisms are discussed.
ObjectiveThe students will learn the:
•- Theory of risk assessment and its practical application for genetically modified plants
•- Methods and approaches to risk assessment of genetically modified
•- Application of simple methods of risk assessment to real case examples
•- Practical exercises with genetically modified plants, detection of
transgene products and their bioactivity
ContentThe practical course 'Integrated Practical Risk Analysis with GMO' will explain the basic elements of risk assessment of genetically modified plants that allows an initial estimation of their environmental consequences. This will be preceded by an introduction to the technology of genetic engineering of plants and the application of this technology in the environment and agriculture. Further, since genetically engineered organisms are subject to regulation, the relevant laws and ordinances that form the basis of the approval procedures are introduced. The elements of risk assessment are taught using most recent case examples (usually maize or wheat) and their risks and benefits will be discussed.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe practical course is carried out with the help of Bernadette Oehen, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FIBL, Frick
701-0034-17LConcluding Days Integrated Practicals: Sustainable Management of Cultural Landscapes Restricted registration - show details 1.5 credits2PA. Hilbeck, A. Lüscher
AbstractComprising an excursion and two one-day workshops, know-how from different components of the Integrated Practical Courses will be applied and interconnected to environmental problems in agriculture, forest and landscape.
ObjectiveApplication and integration of know-how gained during studies, in particular from the Integrated Practical Courses. Combining diverse multidisciplinary subjects relating to agriculture, forest and landscape using a practice-orientated approach.
ContentThe Concluding Days of the Integrated Practicals include a one-day excursion in the region of Greifensee and two days of workshops on the topics of agriculture, forest and landscape.
Lecture notesWorking materials will be provided during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course is held by lecturers of the Integrated Practical Courses of the 3rd and 4th semester. Further experts make up the team: B. Oehen, A. Müller, Research Insitute for Organic Farming FIBL, Frick, A. Lüscher, Agroscope, Zürich-Reckenholz und D. Dubois, ICB Internationale Zertifizierung Bio Suisse.