Emma Wetter Slack: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Emma Wetter Slack
Name variantsEmma Slack
FieldFood Immunology
Dep. Gesundheitswiss. und Technol.
ETH Zürich, HCI E 365.1
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 45 91
RelationshipFull Professor

551-0316-00LExperimental and Computational Approaches to Study Host Immune-Microbiota Interactions Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 9.

The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.
6 credits7PE. Wetter Slack, S. Sunagawa
AbstractLaboratory research project. Groups of 3 students will carry out research projects on a currently unanswered topic in host immune-microbiota interactions and will analyse next-generation sequencing data.
ObjectiveIntroduction to current experimental and computational research methods in the fields of mucosal immunology and gut microbiota. Practical experience of work in a laboratory and an introduction to planning experiments to address given hypotheses. Gain skills in computational data analysis and in presenting ation for oral and written reports. Lectures introducing mucosal immunology and intestinal microbiology. Start to assess current literature. Assessment by written and oral presentation of the project and written exam.
ContentResearch project on the theme immune system-microbiota interactions.
Lecture notesNone.
LiteratureWill be provided for each project separately.
551-0318-00LImmunology II3 credits2VM. Kopf, S. R. Leibundgut, A. Oxenius, E. Wetter Slack, further lecturers
AbstractIntroduction into the cellular and molecular basis of the immune system and immune responses against diverse pathogens, tumors, transplants, and self (autoimmunity)
ObjectiveThe lectures will provide a detailed understanding:
- how innate and adaptive immune responses interact at the cellular and molecular level.
- how the immune system recognizes and fights against pathogenic microorganisms including viruses, bacteria, and parasites.
- why lymphocytes tolerate self molecules.
- about function and dysfunction the intestinal immune system.
- immunopathology and inflammatory diseases.
ContentThe aim of lecture is to understand:
> How pathogens are recognized by the innate immune system
> Immune defense against various pathogens
> Immunology of the skin, lung and intestines
> Tumor immunology
> Migration and homing of immune cells
> tolerance and autoimmunity
> T cell memory
Lecture notesPresentations of the lecturers are available at the Moodle link
LiteratureRecommended: Kuby Immunology (Freeman)