Matthias Peter: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018

Name Prof. Dr. Matthias Peter
FieldBiochemie
Address
Institut für Biochemie
ETH Zürich, HPM G 8.1
Otto-Stern-Weg 3
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 65 86
Fax+41 44 633 12 28
E-mailmatthias.peter@bc.biol.ethz.ch
DepartmentBiology
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
551-0339-00LMolecular Mechanisms of Cell Dynamics Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 15.

The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.
6 credits7GB. Kornmann, Y. Barral, U. Kutay, M. Peter, K. Weis
AbstractApplication of current strategies to study complex and highly regulated cellular processes during cell division and growth.
ObjectiveThe students learn to evaluate and to apply the current strategies to study complex and highly regulated cellular processes during cell division and growth.
ContentDuring this Block-Course, the students will learn to (1) describe the main regulators and the mechanics of cell division and growth, (2) perform standard lab techniques and quantitate dynamic cellular processes during cell division and growth, (3) evaluate and compare experimental strategies and model systems, (4) independently search and critically evaluate scientific literature on a specific problem and present it in a seminar, and (5) formulate scientific concepts (preparation and presentation of a poster).
Students will work in small groups in individual labs on one research project (8 full days of practical work; every group of students will stay in the same lab during the entire course). The projects are close to the actual research carried out in the participating research groups, but with a clear connection to the subject of the course.
LiteratureDocumentation and recommended literature (review articles and selected primary literature) will be provided during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course will be taught in english.
551-1304-00LBiochemistry Restricted registration - show details
Only for Health Sciences and Technology BSc and Human Medicine BSc.
3 credits3VU. K. Genick, S. B. Freigang, M. Peter
AbstractThe course introduces students to the central facts and concepts of biochemistry and covers topics ranging from the structure, physicochemical properties and function of biomolecules; enzymes and their function; human metabolism and its regulation to signal transduction and motor proteins.
ObjectiveThe detailed learning goals of the course can be viewed on the course's Moodle page.
Lecture notesThere is no traditional script for this course. Instead the course is supported by a Moodle page through which students have access to all necessary texts, exercises, videos and activities.
LiteratureThe essential course material will be available on the course's Moodle Page in the form of scripts and lesson handouts.
The course does not have an "official" textbook, but students may find a general reference book on the topic interesting. For this purpose, the text "Löffler/Petrides Biochemie und Pathobiochemie" ISBN 978-3-642-17971-6 may be interesting.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course builds on the content of the courses "Chemie für Mediziner", "Pharmakologie für Mediziner" and "Molekulare Genetik und Zellbiologie".
551-1304-01LPathobiochemistry Restricted registration - show details
Only for Human Medicine BSc.
2 credits2GU. K. Genick, S. B. Freigang, M. Peter
AbstractThe course accompanies the “Biochemie” course and covers similar topics (properties of biomolecules, metabolism, signal transduction, motor proteins etc.). However, in this course these topics will be covered from the perspective of the pathological consequences that arise when these molecules and process do not function properly.
ObjectiveThe course's detailed learning goals are available on the course's Moodle page.
Lecture notesThere is no traditional script for this course. Instead the course is supported by a Moodle page through which students have access to all necessary texts, exercises, videos and activities.
LiteratureThe essential course material will be available on the course's Moodle Page in the form of scripts and lesson handouts.
The course does not have an "official" textbook, but students may find a general reference book on the topic interesting. For this purpose the text "Löffler/Petrides Biochemie und Pathobiochemie" ISBN 978-3-642-17971-6 may be interesting.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course builds on the content of the "Biochemie" course, which runs parallel to this course as well as on the courses "Chemie für Mediziner", "Pharmakologie für Mediziner" and "Molekulare Genetik und Zellbiologie" from the fall semester.
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.