Elisa Dultz: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018

Name Dr. Elisa Dultz
Institut für Biochemie
ETH Zürich, HPM E 14.2
Otto-Stern-Weg 3
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 63 70

551-0104-00LFundamentals of Biology II Restricted registration - show details
Registrations via myStudies until 31.1.2018 at the latest. Subsequent registrations will not be considered.
8 credits8PP. Kallio, L. Maddaluno, E. Dultz, C. H. Giese, W. Kovacs, W. Krek, D. Santelia, H. Stocker, U. Suter, S. Werner
AbstractThis introductory Laboratory course introduces the student to the entire range of classical and modern molecular biosciences. In the second year (Praktikum GL Bio II) the students will perform three praktikum days in:
- Molecular Biology
- Plant Physiology
- Genetics and
- Cell Biology II.

(total of 12 experiments)

Each experiment takes one full day.
ObjectiveIntroduction to theoretical and experimental biology
Moodle www-link for general Praktikum-information and course material: Moodle

The general Praktikum information (Assignment list, Instructions and Schedule & Performance Sheet) will also be sent to the students directly (E-mail).
ContentThe class is divided into four blocks: Cell Biology II, Genetics, Molecular Biology and Plant Physiology. One block lasts three weeks.

- Cells: Cell types & staining methods, cell fusion & cell motility,
- Tissue and development: histology of mice embryos & embryogenesis
- Repair mechanisms: DNA repair & wound healing,

- Yeast genetics
- Drosophila genetics
- Human genetics

- Molecular biology & protein crystallization
- Enzyme kinetics
- Redox potential & stability of a protein

- Plants and light
- Phytohormones and other growth factors
- Molecular biology of systemic gene silencing
- Literature and presentations

The students will also prepare short presentations (approx. 10 min) of the various topics within this course.
Lecture notesLaboratory manuals

- The protocols can be downloaded from: Moodle

- The protocols can be found from: Moodle

- The protocols can be found from: Moodle

- The protocols can be found from: Moodle
Prerequisites / NoticeTHE PRAKTIKUM RULES:

Your attendance is obligatory and you have to attend all 12 Praktikum days. Absences are only acceptable if you are able to provide a Doctor’s certificate. The original Dr's certificate has to be given to PD Dr. P. Kallio (HCI F413) within five days of the absence of the Praktikum day.

If there will be any exceptional or important situations then you should directly contact the Director of Studies of D-Biol, who will decide if you are allowed to miss a Praktikum day or not.


1. Due to the increased number of students, the official Praktikum registration has to be done, using myStudies, preferably at the end of HS17 but not later than Sunday January 31, 2018.

2. Later registration is NOT possible and can NOT be accepted!

3. The course registration for FS18 is usually possible at the end of HS17 and you will obtain an E-mail from the Rectorate when the course registration using myStudies is possible.

The Praktikum GL BioII FS18 will take place during the following days and therefore, you have to make sure already now that you do not have any other activities & commitments during these days:


- 23.2.2018
- 2.3.
- 9.3
- 16.3
- 23.3

30.3 - 8.4.2018 Eastern and vacation

- 13.4
- 20.4
- 27.4
- 4.5
- 11.5
- 18.5
- 25.5
551-1310-00LA Problem-Based Approach to Cellular Biochemistry Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 15.
6 credits2GM. Peter, E. Dultz, M. Gstaiger, V. Korkhov, B. Kornmann, V. Panse, A. E. Smith
AbstractIndependent, guided acquisition of an overview over a defined area of research, identification of important open questions, development of an experimental strategy to address a defined question, and formulation of this strategy within the framework of a research grant.
ObjectiveThe students will learn to acquire independently an overview over a defined area of research, and to identify important open questions. In addition, they will learn to develop an experimental strategy to address a defined question, and to formulate this strategy within the framework of a research grant.
ContentThe students will work in groups of two to three, in close contact with a tutor (ETH Prof or senior scientist). The overview and the small research grant will be developed independently by the students, with guidance from the tutor through regular mandatory meetings. The students will write both the overview and the grant in short reports, and present them to their colleagues.
LiteratureThe identification of appropriate literature is a component of the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course will be taught in english, and requires extensive independent work.