Martin E. Schwab: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2012

Name Prof. em. Dr. Martin E. Schwab
FieldNeuroscience
Address
Institut für Regenerative Medizin
Wagistrasse 27
Universität Zürich
8952 Schlieren
SWITZERLAND
Telephone044 635 33 30
E-mailmartine.schwab@hest.ethz.ch
DepartmentHealth Sciences and Technology
RelationshipProfessor emeritus

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
376-0018-00LPractical Course in Neuroscience Restricted registration - show details 2 credits2PM. E. Schwab, K. Lutz, O. L. D. Raineteau
AbstractIntroduction into neurobiological approaches and methods: cell culture experiments, microscopic analysis of tissue after staining, transgenic animals, behavioral experiments with rats, anatomical analysis after spinal cord or brain injury
ObjectiveIt is the aim to understand typical problems in neurobiology and to get to know techniques used to address these open questions.
ContentIntroduction into neurobiological approaches and methods: cell culture experiments, microscopic analysis of tissue after staining, transgenic animals, behavioral experiments with rats, anatomical analysis after spinal cord or brain injury
Lecture notesnone
Literaturenone
Prerequisites / NoticeInterest in neurobiological questions and enthusiasm for research!
376-1332-00LCellular Neurobiology6 credits7GM. E. Schwab
AbstractIntroduction into neurobiological research techniques and collaboration in actual research projects. The goal is to encourage independent scientific thinking and to translate theoretical knowledge into practical experiments. The course includes reading of original articles and presentation of the work done.
ObjectiveCollaboration in actual research projects to encourage independent scientific thinking and translation of theoretical knowledge into practical experiments. Further goals are reading and interpretation of original literature and presentation of ones work.
ContentIntroduction into neurobiological research techniques and collaboration in actual research projects. The goal is to encourage independent scientific thinking and to translate theoretical knowledge into practical experiments. The experimental focus will be on cell culture work (primary cell cultures and cell lines), cell biological, molecular biology and biochemical approaches. The course includes reading of original articles and presentation of the work done.
Lecture notesOriginal articles will be handed out and discussed during the course.
LiteratureOriginal articles will be handed out and discussed during the course.
376-1398-00LRegeneration and Plasticity of the Nervous System6 credits7GM. E. Schwab
AbstractIntroduction into our research and collaboration in actual research projects. The goal is to encourage independent scientific thinking and to translate theoretical knowledge into practical experiments. The course includes reading of original articles and presentation of the work done.
ObjectiveCollaboration in actual research projects to encourage independent scientific thinking and translation of theoretical knowledge into practical experiments. Further goals are reading and interpretation of original literature and presentation of ones work.
ContentIntroduction into our research and collaboration in actual research projects. The goal is to encourage independent scientific thinking and to translate theoretical knowledge into practical experiments. The paradigms include in vivo experiments with rats and/or mice. Next to behavioral analysis also histological and anatomical analysis is done. The course includes reading of original articles and presentation of the work done.
Lecture notesOriginal articles will be handed out and discussed during the course.
LiteratureOriginal articles will be handed out and discussed during the course.
376-1414-00LCurrent Topics in Brain Research1 credit1.5KM. E. Schwab, F. Helmchen, I. Mansuy, O. L. D. Raineteau
AbstractDifferent national and international scientific guests are invited to present and discuss their actual scientific results.
ObjectiveTo exchange scientific knowledge and data and to promote communication and collaborations among researchers.
ContentDifferent scientific guests working in the field of molecular cognition, neurochemistry, neuromorphology and neurophysiology present their latest scientific results.
Lecture notesno handout
Literatureno literature
376-1416-00LNeuroscience Information 2 credits2VK. A. Martin, I. Mansuy, M. E. Schwab, B. Tews
AbstractDevelopment and function of the nervous system incl. higher brain functions such as cognition and learning. Introduction into basic concepts and methods in the neurosciences.
ObjectiveUnderstanding of the developing and adult vertebrate nervous system, of the senses, the machinery and functional mechanisms of learning and cognition, and the basic concepts and methods in neurobiology.
ContentThe lectures of Prof. Schwab provide an introduction to the development of the nervous system and the maintenance, plasticity and repair of the nervous system (trophic factors, receptor-tyr-kinases, stem cells); Dr. Tews will talk about neurotransmission, neuropharmacology and glial cells. Prof. Martin’s part will introduce the different sensory systems. The lectures of Prof. Mansuy will introduce higher brain functions such as learning, memory and cognition and will present recent theories and finding of those fields.
Lecture notesThe course will include textbook readings, lecture handouts, and articles from the literature.
Available handouts can be downloaded at https://team.biol.ethz.ch/e-learn/551-0416-00L (Logon: <username>@d.ethz.ch oder d\<username> und ETH Email Password).
LiteratureCampbell, Reece: Biologie (8. Auflage) Pearson Studium

Purves et al.: Neuroscience, 3rd or 4th edition, Sinauer Associates