Timm Schroeder: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019
|Prof. Dr. Timm Schroeder
|Cell Systems Dynamics
Professur f. Zellsystem-Dynamik
ETH Zürich, BSS H 45.2
|+41 61 387 33 92
|Biosystems Science and Engineering
|Stem Cells: Biology and Therapeutic Manipulation
Attention: This course was offered in previous semesters with the number: 636-0013-00L "Stem Cells: Biology and Therapeutic Manipulation". Students that already passed course 636-0013-00L cannot receive credits for course 636-0109-00L.
|Stem cells are central in tissue regeneration and repair, and hold great potential for therapy. We will discuss the role of stem cells in health and disease, and possibilities to manipulate their behavior for therapeutic application. Basic molecular and cell biology, engineering and novel technologies relevant for stem cell research and therapy will be discussed.
|Understanding of current knowledge, and lack thereof, in stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and required technologies. Theoretical preparation for practical laboratory experimentation with stem cells.
|We will use different diseases to discuss how to potentially model, diagnose or heal them by stem cell based therapies. This will be used as a guiding framework to discuss relevant concepts and technologies in cell and molecular biology, engineering, imaging, bioinformatics, tissue engineering, that are required to manipulate stem cells for therapeutic application.
Topics will include:
- Embryonic and adult stem cells and their niches
- Induced stem cells by directed reprogramming
- Relevant basic cell biology and developmental biology
- Relevant molecular biology
- Cell culture systems
- Cell fates and their molecular control by transcription factors and signalling pathways
- Cell reprogramming
- Disease modelling
- Tissue engineering
- Bioimaging, Bioinformatics
- Single cell technologies
|Lab Course: Cellular Engineering Stem Cells
Only for Biotechnology MSc, Programme Regulations 2017.
Attention: This lab course was offered in previous semesters with the number: 626-0806-00L "Laboratory Course Stem Cell Purification, Culture and Manipulation”. Students that already passed course 626-0806-00L cannot receive credits for course 636-0207-00L.
|Mammalian stem cells of different organs are purified, cultured, differentiated, analyzed and manipulated. Plasmids and viral vectors will be cloned, produced and transfected / transduced to manipulate stem cells. Computational and analytical molecular biology methods, FACS and imaging and lectures complement the program.
|Independent planning and conducting of experiments with mammalian stem cells including all steps from culturing different cell lines to DNA transfection / transduction and expression analysis by different analytical methods. Documenting and writing a report on conducted experiments and results.
|Practical course on purification of primary mammalian stem cells, culture of primary stem cells and stem cell lines, characterization, manipulation and differentiation of stem cells. Construction of plasmids or viral vectors for gene expression, DNA transfer by transfection and transduction, analysis of gene expression by fluorescent proteins, PCR, fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS), imaging. Documentation of experiments in a laboratory journal, writing of a report on the experiments and results.
|Current Topics in Biosystems Science and Engineering
|R. Platt, N. Beerenwinkel, Y. Benenson, K. M. Borgwardt, P. S. Dittrich, M. Fussenegger, A. Hierlemann, D. Iber, M. H. Khammash, D. J. Müller, S. Panke, R. Paro, S. Reddy, T. Schroeder, T. Stadler, J. Stelling
|This seminar will feature invited lectures about recent advances and developments in systems biology, including topics from biology, bioengineering, and computational biology.
|To provide an overview of current systems biology research.
|The final list of topics will be available at http://www.bsse.ethz.ch/education/.