Clara Sánchez-Rodríguez: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018
|Dr. Clara Sánchez-Rodríguez
|Plant Cell Biology
Professur Zellbiol. der Pflanzen
ETH Zürich, LFW E 12
|+41 44 633 45 45
|Plant 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)".
|C. Sánchez-Rodríguez, W. Gruissem, A. Rodriguez-Villalon, O. Voinnet, S. C. Zeeman
|Current topics in Molecular Plant Biology presented by internal and external speakers from accademia.
|Getting insight into actual areas and challenges of Molecular Plant Biology.
|Molecular Life of Plants
|S. C. Zeeman, W. Gruissem, A. Rodriguez-Villalon, C. Sánchez-Rodríguez, O. Voinnet
|The 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.
|The 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.
|The course "Molecular Life of Plants" will cover the following topics in a developmental context:
Plant genome organization
Food reserves and mobilization
Heterotrophic to autotrophic growth
Chlorophyll biosynthesis, photoreceptors
Integration of metabolism
Cell differentiation and expansion
Flower development and fertilization
Embryo and seed development