Martin Pilhofer: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2017

NameHerr Prof. Dr. Martin Pilhofer
Inst. f. Molekularbiol.u.Biophysik
ETH Zürich, HPK F 13
Otto-Stern-Weg 5
8093 Zürich
Telefon+41 44 633 39 63
BeziehungAusserordentlicher Professor

551-0313-00LMicrobiology (Part I) Information 3 KP2VW.‑D. Hardt, L. Eberl, H.‑M. Fischer, J. Piel, M. Pilhofer
KurzbeschreibungAdvanced lecture class providing a broad overview on bacterial cell structure, genetics, metabolism, symbiosis and pathogenesis.
LernzielThis concept class will be based on common concepts and introduce to the enormous diversity among bacteria and archaea. It will cover the current research on bacterial cell structure, genetics, metabolism, symbiosis and pathogenesis.
InhaltAdvanced class covering the state of the research in bacterial cell structure, genetics, metabolism, symbiosis and pathogenesis.
SkriptUpdated handouts will be provided during the class.
LiteraturCurrent literature references will be provided during the lectures.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesEnglish
The lecture "Grundlagen der Biologie II: Mikrobiologie" is the basis for this advanced lecture.
551-1403-00LImaging Bacterial Cells in a Native State by Electron Cryotomography Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 3.

The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.
6 KP7GM. Pilhofer
KurzbeschreibungThe goal is to acquire the techniques to image bacteria by electron cryotomography, resolving their structure in a native state, in 3D, and to macromolecular resolution. In a small group, students will perform wet lab experiments, data collection with stat-of-the-art equipment, data processing and analyses. The key method and its application in bacterial cell biology will be introduced by lectures
LernzielStudents will acquire the skills to cultivate bacteria, plunge-freeze samples for cryotomography, collect data using an electron cryomicroscope, process raw data, analyze tomograms, perform subtomogram averaging, model structures of interest, and generate movies for visualization.
551-1405-00LElectron Cryomicroscopy Seminar Information 0 KP0.5SM. Pilhofer, weitere Dozierende
KurzbeschreibungIntergroup seminar for scientists and students interested in electron cryomicroscopy
LernzielThe goal of the seminar is to provide an exchange forum for anyone interested in electron cryomicroscopy (tomography and single particle).
The first ~10 minutes are used for exchange on instrument status and technical issues, followed by a ~30 min presentation and discussion of a specific project.
The seminar can also be used to discuss current literature and report from conferences.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesPresented project data are confidential. Sign-up for seminar announcements by emailing
551-1411-00LMolecular and Structural Biology III: Current Topics Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
The course will only take place with a minimum of 6 participants.
2 KP1VK. Locher, F. Allain, N. Ban, R. Glockshuber, M. Pilhofer, E. Weber-Ban
KurzbeschreibungThe course discusses current topics and cutting edge research in the structural, molecular, and biochemical study of cellular macromolecules. Student participation is an essential component of the course and will contribute to the exam grade
LernzielThe goal is to discuss cutting edge research in the structural, molecular, and biochemical study of cellular macromolecules. Students will also have an opportunity to present and discuss recent breakthroughs relevant to the research fields presented by the faculty teaching the course (see for details on the topics).
LiteraturWill be distributed by the instructors
551-1619-00LStrukturbiologie1 KP1KR. Glockshuber, F. Allain, N. Ban, K. Locher, M. Pilhofer, E. Weber-Ban, K. Wüthrich
KurzbeschreibungDer Kurs besteht aus Forschungs-Seminaren aus dem Gebiet der Strukturbiologie, Biochemie und Biophysik, die von Wissenschaftlern des Nationalen Schwerpunktprogramms (NCCR) Strukturbiologie gehalten werden, als auch von externen Sprechern. Informationen über die einzelnen Vorträge:
LernzielZiel des Kurses ist es, Doktorierenden und Postdoktoranden einen breiten Überblick über die jüngsten Entwicklungen auf dem Gebiet der Strukturbiologie, Biochemie und Biophysik zu vermitteln