Samuel C. Zeeman: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name Prof. Dr. Samuel C. Zeeman
FieldPlant Biochemistry
Professur für Pflanzenbiochemie
ETH Zürich, LFW E 53.1
Universitätstrasse 2
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 82 75
RelationshipFull Professor

551-0106-00LFundamentals of Biology IB5 credits5GA. Wutz, S. P. Hart, O. Y. Martin, E. B. Truernit, S. Wielgoss, S. C. Zeeman
AbstractThis course is an introduction into the basic principles of evolution, diversity, animal/plant form and function, and ecology.
ObjectiveIntroduction into aspects of modern biology and fundamental biological concepts.
ContentThe course is divided into distinct chapters
1. Mechanisms of evolution.
2. The evolutionary history of biological diversity (bacteria and archea, protists, plants and animals).
3. Plant form and function (growth and development, nutrient and resource acquisition, reproduction and environmental responses).
4. Animal form and function (nutrition, immune system, hormones, reproduction, nervous system and behaviour).
5. Ecology (population ecology, community ecology, ecosystems and conservation ecology).
Lecture notesNo script
LiteratureThis course is based on the textbook 'Biology' (Campbell, Reece, 9th edition). The structure of the course follows that of the book. It is recommended to purchase the English version.
Prerequisites / NoticePart of the contents of the book need to be learned through independent study.
551-0108-00LFundamentals of Biology II: Plant Biology2 credits2VO. Voinnet, W. Gruissem, S. C. Zeeman
AbstractWater balance, assimilation, transport in plants; developmental biology, stress physiology.
ObjectiveWater balance, assimilation, transport in plants; developmental biology, stress physiology.
Lecture notesPlant Biology: Handouts of the powerpoint presentation will be distributed. It can also be viewed in a password-protected web link.
LiteratureSmith, A.M., et al.: Plant Biology, Garland Science, New York, Oxford, 2010
551-0120-01LPlant Biology Colloquium (Spring Semester)
Only compulsory for Master students who started their Master in Autumn Semester 2017 or later.

This compulsory course is required only once. It may be taken in autumn as course 551-0120-00 "Plant Biology Colloquium (Autumn Semester)" or in spring as course 551-0120-01 "Plant Biology Colloquium (Spring Semester)".
2 credits1KC. Sánchez-Rodríguez, W. Gruissem, A. Rodriguez-Villalon, O. Voinnet, S. C. Zeeman
AbstractCurrent topics in Molecular Plant Biology presented by internal and external speakers from accademia.
ObjectiveGetting insight into actual areas and challenges of Molecular Plant Biology.
551-0138-00LRegulation of Plant Primary Metabolism2 credits1VS. C. Zeeman
AbstractPlants are the primary producers of our ecosystem. This course will survey the pathways of plant metabolism. Emphasis will be placed on the mechanisms of carbon dioxide assimilation, carbohydrate metabolism, and the regulation of metabolic fluxes. The course will also highlight the classical and state-of-the-art research methods.
ObjectiveThe aim of the course is to confer a broad understanding of plant metabolism, to give insight into the methods of plant biology research, and to promote critical evaluation of scientific literature.
ContentThe course will include a combination of lectures and coursework/active-learning exercises (e.g. research paper presentations)