Timothy Julian: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name PD Dr. Timothy Julian
FieldEnvironmental Microbiology
EAWAG - Environmental Microbiology
Überlandstrasse 133
P. O. Box 611
8600 Dübendorf
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science

701-0220-00LBasic Practical in Microbiology Restricted registration - show details
Only for BSc Environmental Sciences.

Enrollment of this lecture is necessary until three weeks before course begins. After that date a place cannot be garanteed.
3 credits3PD. R. Johnson, F. Hammes, T. Julian
AbstractThe course offers an introduction into experimental work with microorganisms; it also demonstrates applications of microbiology in the environmental sciences.
ObjectiveAcquisition of basic knowledge and practical skills in the following areas: experimental work with microbes; analysis of resistance to antibiotics; genetic modification of microbes; analysis of pathogenic bacteria.
ContentIntroduction into sterile work with microbes including cultivation; analysis of resistance to antibiotics; isolation of microbes from environmental systems; observation of microbes with microscopy; genetic modification of microbes for practical applications in environmental systems; analysis of the inactivation of bacteria. The course is based on a combination of practical work and lectures on the scientific background.
Lecture notesCourse material will be distributed.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course is taking place at ETHZ in the CHN building.
701-1350-00LCase Studies in Environment and Health4 credits2VK. McNeill, T. Julian, M. Scheringer
AbstractThis course will focus on a few individual chemicals and pathogens from different standpoints: their basic chemistry or biology, their environmental behavior, (eco)toxicology, and human health impacts. The course will draw out the common points in each chemical or pathogen's history.
ObjectiveThis course aims to illustrate how the individual properties of chemicals and pathogens along with societal pressures lead to environmental and human health crises. The ultimate goal of the course is to identify common aspects that will improve prediction of environmental crises before they occur. Students are expected to participate actively in the course, which includes the critical reading of the pertinent literature and class presentations.
ContentEach class will feature the case study of a different chemical or pathogen that have had a profound effect on human health and the environment. The instructors will present eight to ten of these and the students will present a poster on their own pollutant or pathogen in groups of two. Students will be expected to contribute to the in class discussions and, on their selected topics, to lead the discussion.
Lecture notesHandouts will be provided as needed.
LiteratureHandouts will be provided as needed.