Hubert Pausch: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2020

Name Prof. Dr. Hubert Pausch
FieldAnimal Genomics
Address
Professur für Tiergenomik
ETH Zürich, LFW B 58.2
Universitätstrasse 2
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 66 81
E-mailhubert.pausch@usys.ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.ag.ethz.ch
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science
RelationshipAssociate Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
751-6003-00LTraining Course in Research Groups (Large) Restricted registration - show details 6 credits13PM. Kreuzer, S. M. Bernal Ulloa, K. Giller, S. Neuenschwander, H. Pausch, M. Saenz de Juano Ribes, S. E. Ulbrich
AbstractThe students will learn the conceptual and methodological background of research in the animal science groups of the Institute of Plant, Animal and Agroecosystem Science. In addition to teaching the theoretical background, the major aim of the course is to integrate the students into the research groups (on job training) and, hence, to focus on the practical application of the knowledge.
Objective- Introduction into the conceptual and methodological basis of research
- Integration of the students into the research groups (on job training)
- Application of the gained knowledge
ContentThe students will be integrated into the research groups’ day-to-day work and will thus deal with all aspects of scientific work. This comprises the planning (conceptually and logistically), execution (data collection, laboratory analyses) and evaluation (statistics, data presentation) of experiments as well as the basics of scientific writing (aim: later publication, Master thesis). The research topics and the range of methodologies vary between the animal science research groups in the Institute of Plant, Animal and Agroecosystem Sciences.
Lecture notesNone
LiteratureSpecific readings after enlisting in a particular research group.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe number of training slots in the various groups is limited. It is therefore highly recommended to contact the group leaders early enough (first come first serve).
The full integration in a research group often means to work on weekends.
The total time budget is equivalent to about 180 hours. Active participation in group meetings (discussion, presentation) and short written reports about the work conducted are required for the 6 credit points. There are no grades, it is only pass or fail.
751-6003-01LTraining Course in Research Groups (Small) Restricted registration - show details 3 credits6PM. Kreuzer, S. M. Bernal Ulloa, K. Giller, S. Neuenschwander, H. Pausch, M. Saenz de Juano Ribes, S. E. Ulbrich
AbstractThe students will learn the conceptual and methodological background of research in the animal science groups of the Institute of Plant, Animal and Agroecosystem Science. In addition to teaching the theoretical background, the major aim of the course is to integrate the students into the research groups (on job training) and, hence, to focus on the practical application of the knowledge.
Objective- Introduction into the conceptual and methodological basis of research
- Integration of the students into the research groups (on job training)
- Application of the gained knowledge
ContentThe students will be integrated into the research groups’ day-to-day work and will thus deal with all aspects of scientific work. This comprises the planning (conceptually and logistically), execution (data collection, laboratory analyses) and evaluation (statistics, data presentation) of experiments as well as the basics of scientific writing (aim: later publication, Master thesis). The research topics and the range of methodologies vary between the animal science research groups in the Institute of Plant, Animal and Agroecosystem Sciences.
Lecture notesNone
LiteratureSpecific readings after enlisting in a particular research group.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe number of training slots in the various groups is limited. It is therefore highly recommended to contact the group leaders early enough (first come first serve).
The full integration in a research group often means to work on weekends.
The total time budget is equivalent to about 90 hours. Active participation in group meetings (discussion, presentation) and short written reports about the work conducted are required for the 3 credit points. There are no grades, it is only pass or fail.
751-8003-00LGenetics in Agricultural Sciences Restricted registration - show details
Only for Agricultural Sciences BSc.
2 credits2GH. Pausch, B. Studer
AbstractImportant concepts from population, quantitative and molecular genetics are introduced and applied to plant and animal populations.
ObjectiveAfter the course, the students will be able to
- work with genetic polymorphisms and explain mechanisms underlying allele frequency changes in natural and experimental populations;
- determine factors affecting the selection intensity
- explain the difference between genotypic and phenotypic values
- quantify the expected genetic gain per time unit
- explain important molecular methods to determine genetic polymorphisms;
- map traits in plant and animal populations using molecular marker information;
- integrate different concepts from population, molecular and quantitative genetics and explain their importance for applications in genetics in agricultural sciences.
ContentMolecular genetics (15%)
- DNA sequence variation
- Marker & genotyping techologies (SSRs, AFLPs, SNPs, KASP, GBS, RADseq, AmpSeq, Chip Technologies)

Population genetics (30%)
- Allele- and genotype frequencies in populations
- Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
- Genetic drift, differentiation of populations
- Fitness, selection
- Inbreeding, relationship, effective population size

Quantitative genetics (40%)
- Recombination, crossing over, linkage analysis, genetic mapping
- QTL mapping
- Forms of selection and selection differential
- Heritability
- Quantification of expected genetic gain
- genotypic value, allele substitution effect, breeding value

Integrative genetics (15%)
- Genome-wide association mapping
- Estimation of genomic breeding values
Lecture notesSlides and exercises will be provided in advance of each class via Moodle
LiteratureFurther reading:
Falconer & Mackay: Introduction to Quantitative Genetics
Lübberstedt & Varshney: Diagnostics in Plant Breeding