Ferdinand von Meyenn: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Ferdinand von Meyenn
Name variantsFerdinand von Meyenn
FieldNutrition and Metabolic Epigenetics
Ernährung u. Metabol. Epigenetik
ETH Zürich, SLA C 6
Schorenstrasse 16
8603 Schwerzenbach
Telephone+41 44 655 74 05
DepartmentHealth Sciences and Technology
RelationshipAssistant Professor (Tenure Track)

376-0304-00LColloquium in Translational Science (Spring Semester)1 credit1KN. Cesarovic, A. Alimonti, C. Ewald, V. Falk, J. Goldhahn, K. Maniura, M. Ristow, R. M. Rossi, S. Schürle-Finke, G. Shivashankar, E. Vayena, V. Vogel, F. von Meyenn
AbstractCurrent topics in translational medicine presented by speakers from academia and industry.
ObjectiveGetting insight into actual areas and problems of translational medicine.
ContentTimely and concise presentations of postgraduate students, post-docs, senior scientists, professors, as well as external guests from both academics and industry will present topics of their interest related to translational medicine.
Prerequisites / NoticeNo compulsory prerequisites, but student should have basic knowledge about biomedical research.
752-6002-00LAdvanced Topics in Nutritional Science3 credits2VJ. Rigutto, J. Baumgartner, J. M. Sych, F. von Meyenn
AbstractThe course gives an introduction to selected topics relevant to human nutrition science.
Topics covered include dietary recommendations and nutrient requirements for adults, under- and overnutrition, special dietary patterns including throughout the life stages, the microbiome, fatty acids in nutrition, and nutri-(epi)genomics.
ObjectiveThe course gives a brief introduction into different specialities within human nutrition. The learning objectives of this course are to improve student understanding of:

1) dietary recommendations and nutrient requirements at different stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy and lactation, childhood and adolescence, adults and elderly, and for sports persons;
2) the influence of undernutrition and overnutrition, as well as specific dietary patterns (e.g. vegetarianism, veganism, fasting, weight loss diets) on health;
3) the metabolism of specific nutrients (e.g. vitamins, minerals and fatty acids) and their effect on health;
4) nutri-(epi)genomics and the interactions between genes and the environment with respect to nutrition and health;
5) the microbiome and its modulation by nutritional factors.
Lecture notesThe teaching slides used in the lectures will be made available each week on Moodle.
LiteratureAny reading recommendations will be given per lecture.
Prerequisites / NoticeNone.
This course builds upon the knowledge gained in the module Introduction to Nutritional Science, given in the Autumn Semester (752-6001-00 L), however, prior attendance of Introduction to Nutritional Science is not a prerequisite for this module.