|Name||Frau Prof. Dr. Barbara Treutlein|
Professur Quantitative Entw.biol.
ETH Zürich, BSS H 6.2
|Telefon||+41 61 387 40 43|
|262-0945-AAL||Cell and Molecular Biology for Engineers I and II|
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.
Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
|6 KP||13R||B. Treutlein|
|Kurzbeschreibung||The course gives an introduction into cellular and molecular biology, specifically for students with a background in engineering. The focus will be on the basic organization of eukaryotic cells, molecular mechanisms and cellular functions. Textbook knowledge will be combined with results from recent research and technological innovations in biology.|
|Lernziel||After completing this course, engineering students will be able to apply their previous training in the quantitative and physical sciences to modern biology. Students will also learn the principles how biological models are established, and how these models can be tested.|
|Inhalt||Lectures will include the following topics: DNA, chromosomes, RNA, protein, genetics, gene expression, membrane structure and function, vesicular traffic, cellular communication, energy conversion, cytoskeleton, cell cycle, cellular growth, apoptosis, autophagy, cancer, development and stem cells.|
|Literatur||"Molecular Biology of the Cell" (6th edition) by Alberts, Johnson, Lewis, Morgan, Raff, Roberts, and Walter.|
|636-0121-00L||Single Cell Technologies||4 KP||3G||B. Treutlein|
|Kurzbeschreibung||Single-cell sequencing and imaging technologies are being applied to primary human organs and to engineered cells and tissues to understand cell states that emerge in these systems at unparalleled resolution. These technologies require sophisticated experimental and computational methods, which we will discuss in practical detail in this course.|
|Lernziel||To understand the history and current state of the art of single-cell sequencing and imaging methods, gain experimental experience in the implementation of these methods, and to learn data analytical techniques to extract biological insight from the high-information content data.|
|Inhalt||This course will include lecture sessions and paper discussion seminars, along with wet lab single-cell genomic experiments, followed by computational data analysis sessions based in R. In the lecture, I will cover the molecular biology and technical aspects underlying popular single-cell sequencing methods, as well as methods to spatially localize cell states within tissues or other multi-cellular systems. We will also cover the experimental aspects of light sheet microscopy and other microscopy methods as a tool to analyze cellular dynamics within complex tissues. We will read recent, seminal manuscripts in the single-cell genomics field and discuss the papers in detail as a group. |
Seminar topics will include: Single-cell RNA/DNA/Epigenome sequencing, Lineage tracing, Perturbation screens, Trajectory reconstruction, Light sheet microscopy, Tissue clearing
In the lab, we will select an exciting biological phenomena to explore using single-cell sequencing and each student will get hands on experience in designing and executing the experiment, going through the steps of tissue dissociation, isolating cells, capturing and labeling nucleic acid, generating and sequencing libraries. We will then go through each step of sequencing read processing and quality control analysis, followed by sessions on data exploration (cell composition, marker gene detection, trajectory reconstruction, differential gene expression analysis, etc.)
|636-0301-00L||Current Topics in Biosystems Science and Engineering||2 KP||1S||R. Platt, N. Beerenwinkel, Y. Benenson, K. M. Borgwardt, P. S. Dittrich, M. Fussenegger, A. Hierlemann, D. Iber, M. H. Khammash, A. Moor, D. J. Müller, S. Panke, S. Reddy, T. Schroeder, T. Stadler, J. Stelling, B. Treutlein|
|Kurzbeschreibung||This seminar will feature invited lectures about recent advances and developments in systems biology, including topics from biology, bioengineering, and computational biology.|
|Lernziel||To provide an overview of current systems biology research.|
|Inhalt||The final list of topics will be available at http://www.bsse.ethz.ch/education/.|