Emma Slack: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Emma 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
DepartmentHealth Sciences and Technology
RelationshipFull Professor

377-0415-00LInfectious Diseases Restricted registration - show details
Only for Human Medicine BSc
2 credits2VE. Slack, U. Karrer, A. Zinkernagel Schüpbach
AbstractThis course will introduce students to the main pillars of clinical infectiology.
ObjectiveThis course will achieve the following learning objectives:
1. Evaluating and understanding the basic biology of microorganisms and infection
2. Evaluating and understanding the diagnosis of infectious disease
3. Evaluating and understanding the treatment of infectious disease
4. Evaluating and understanding the prevention of infectious disease
5. Applying knowledge to clinically relevant challenges
ContentThree-week interactive course covering revision of microbiology, pharmacokinetics of antimicrobials, current and future diagnostics, and management of viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases.
LiteratureLecture notes and learning material will be provided shortly before the course start date.
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzungen:
LE 551-1110-00L Infektion & Immunologie
LE 377-0301-11L Blut, Immunsystem
551-0318-00LImmunology II3 credits2VA. Oxenius, M. Kopf, S. R. Leibundgut, E. 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)
752-6450-00LFood, Microbiota and Immunity: Debating the Evidence Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 20.
3 credits2GE. Slack, M. Arnoldini, D. Latorre
AbstractIn this course, students will learn the basic skills required to find, analyze and evaluate the scientific evidence behind common health claims linking food, the intestinal microbiota and immune system function (e.g. Increased hygiene and allergic diseases).
ObjectiveThe overall objective if this course is that students will be able to create a persuasive evidence-based critique of health-claims linking food, the microbiota and immunity. This is broken down into the following learning objectives:
[LO1] Find, critically interpret, evaluate and discuss primary literature
[LO2] Recognize situations where scientific integrity is compromised, both in scientific practice and scientific communication, and develop a framework for responding.
[LO3] Effectively communicate scientific evidence to a lay audience.
[LO4] Develop a nuanced and critical understanding of the interaction between diet, the microbiota and the immune system.
ContentSemester week 1-4
Lectures and active learning sequences. Students learn the skills required to actively and responsibly participate in scientific debates
week 5-14
Two-week programme of topic preparation (week A) and student-led debates (week B). One-on-one tutorials for the presenting students are offered in the week preceding their presentation.
LiteratureTo be provided for each debating topic, 2 weeks prior to the debate
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents should have a knowledge level at least equivalent to completing Immunology I and Microbiology/ "Lebensmittel-Mikrobiologie I".