Samuel C. Zeeman: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2020

NameHerr Prof. Dr. Samuel C. Zeeman
LehrgebietPflanzenbiochemie
Adresse
Professur für Pflanzenbiochemie
ETH Zürich, LFW E 53.1
Universitätstrasse 2
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 44 632 82 75
E-Mailsamuel.zeeman@biol.ethz.ch
DepartementBiologie
BeziehungOrdentlicher Professor

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
551-0120-00LPlant Biology Colloquium (Autumn Semester)
Only compulsory for Master students who started their Master in Autumn Semester 2017 or later.

This compulsory course is required only once. It may be taken in autumn as course 551-0120-00 "Plant Biology Colloquium (Autumn Semester)" or in spring as course 551-0120-01 "Plant Biology Colloquium (Spring Semester)".
2 KP1KC. Sánchez-Rodríguez, W. Gruissem, A. Rodriguez-Villalon, O. Voinnet, S. C. Zeeman
KurzbeschreibungCurrent topics in Molecular Plant Biology presented by internal and external speakers from accademia.
LernzielGetting insight into actual areas and challenges of Molecular Plant Biology.
Inhalthttp://www.impb.ethz.ch/news-and-events/colloquium-impb.html
551-0205-00LChallenges in Plant Sciences Information
Number of participants limited to 40.
2 KP2KM. Paschke, A. Rodriguez-Villalon, C. Schöb, J. Six, J. Vorholt-Zambelli, A. Widmer, S. C. Zeeman, weitere Dozierende
KurzbeschreibungThe colloquium introduces students to the disciplines in plant sciences and provides integrated knowledge from the molecular level to ecosystems and from basic research to applications, making use of the synergies between the different research groups of the PSC. The colloquium offers a unique chance to approach interdisciplinary topics as a challenge in the field of plant sciences.
LernzielMajor objectives of the colloquium are:

introduction of graduate students and Master students to the broad field of plant sciences
promotion of an interdisciplinary and integrative teaching program
promotion of active participation and independent work of students
promotion of presentation and discussion skills
increased interaction among students and professors
InhaltChallenges in Plant Sciences will cover the following topics:
Chemical communication among plants, insect and pathogens.
Specificity in hormone signaling.
Genetic networks.
Plant-plant interactions.
Resilience of tropical ecosystems.
Regulatory factors controlling cell wall formation.
Chlorophyll breakdown.
Innate immunity.
Disease resistance genes.
Sustainable agroecosystems.
551-0311-00LMolecular Life of Plants6 KP4VS. C. Zeeman, K. Bomblies, A. Rodriguez-Villalon, C. Sánchez-Rodríguez, O. Voinnet
KurzbeschreibungThe advanced course introduces students to plants through a concept-based discussion of developmental processes that integrates physiology and biochemistry with genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. The course follows the life of the plant, starting with the seed, progressing through germination to the seedling and mature plant, and ending with reproduction and senescence.
LernzielThe new course "Molecular Life of Plants" reflects the rapid advcances that are occurring in the field of experimental plant biology as well as the changing interests of students being trained in this discipline. Contemporary plant biology courses emphasize a traditional approach to experimental plant biology by discussing discrete topics that are removed from the context of the plant life cycle. The course will take an integrative approach that focuses on developmental concepts. Whereas traditional plant physiology courses were based on research carried out on intact plants or plant organs and were often based on phenomenological observations, current research in plant biology emphasizes work at the cellular, subcellular and molecular levels.

The goal of "Molecular Life of Plants" is to train students in integrative approaches to understand the function of plants in a developmental context. While the course focuses on plants, the training integrative approaches will also be useful for other organisms.
InhaltThe course "Molecular Life of Plants" will cover the following topics:

Plant genome organization and evolution
Plant functional genomics and systems biology
Plant genome engineering and editing
Seed development and embryogenesis
Root apical meristem: structure, function and hormone regulation
Shoot apical meristem: structure, function and hormone regulation
Mobilization of seed reserves
Heterotrophic to autotrophic growth
Chloroplast biogenesis and light perception
Photosynthetic and central carbon metabolism
Integration of carbon and nitrogen metabolism
Principles of RNA silencing
MicroRNAs: discovery and modes of action
RNA silencing and pathogen defense
RNA silencing movement, amplification and trans-generational silencing
Plants and the environment
Plant-pathogen interactions: pathogen attack, first layers of plant defense and plant responses
Senescence
551-0359-00LPlant Biochemistry Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 15.
The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.

General safety regulations for all block courses:
-Whenever possible the distance rules have to be respected
-All students have to wear masks throughout the course (keep reserve masks ready)
-The installation and activation of the Swiss Covid-App is highly encouraged
-Any additional rules for individual courses have to be respected
-Students showing any COVID-19 symptoms are not allowed to enter ETH buildings and have to inform the course responsible
6 KP7PS. C. Zeeman, B. Pfister
KurzbeschreibungIn diesem Blockkurs nehmen Studierende an aktuellen Forschungsprojekten zum Pflanzenmetabolismus unter der Betreuung durch (Post-)Doktorierende teil. In einer begleitenden Serie von Vorlesungen wird der theoretische Hintergrund der Projekte vorgestellt. In einer abschliessenden Posterpräsentation diskutieren die Studierenden ihre Projekte und Ergebnisse.
LernzielDurch die Betreuung in Kleinstgruppen (entweder einzeln oder in Zweier-Gruppen) lernen Studierende, molekularbiologische Experimente an Pflanzen durchzuführen, die Ergebnisse zu interpretieren, zu protokollieren und anderen zu kommunizieren. Dabei erhalten die Studierenden auch einen Einblick in den grösseren Zusammenhang ihrer Projekte und wie sie längerfristig geplant werden.
InhaltDie Teilnahme an einem Projekt aus folgender Liste ist möglich: 1) Photosynthese: Wie wird Photosynthese reguliert und wie wird photoassimilierter Kohlenstoff in den Pflanzen verteilt? 2) Biologie der Chloroplasten: Wie entwickeln sich Chloroplasten und wie wird ihre Funktion mit der der gesamten Zelle abgestimmt? 3) Stärkebiosynthese und -abbau: Wie werden komplexe, semi-kristalline Stärkekörner aus Einfachzuckern hergestellt und wie zur Freisetzung von Energie wieder abgebaut?
SkriptKein Sript
LiteraturBeschreibungen der möglichen Projekte inklusive Literatur zum Einlesen werden vorab ausgeteilt.