551-0320-00L  Cellular Biochemistry (Part II)

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersY. Barral, R. Kroschewski, A. E. Smith
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
551-0320-00 VCellular Biochemistry (Part II)2 hrs
Mon14:45-16:30HCI J 6 »
Y. Barral, R. Kroschewski, A. E. Smith

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AbstractThis course will focus on molecular mechanisms and concepts underlying cellular biochemistry, providing advanced insights into the structural and functional details of individual cell components, and the complex regulation of their interactions. Particular emphasis will be on the spatial and temporal integration of different molecules and signaling pathways into global cellular processes.
ObjectiveThe full-year course (551-0319-00 & 551-0320-00) focuses on the molecular mechanisms and concepts underlying the biochemistry of cellular physiology, investigating how these processes are integrated to carry out highly coordinated cellular functions. The molecular characterization of complex cellular functions requires a combination of approaches such as biochemistry, but also cell biology and genetics. This course is therefore the occasion to discuss these techniques and their integration in modern cellular biochemistry.
The students will be able to describe the structural and functional details of individual cell components, and the spatial and temporal regulation of their interactions. In particular, they will learn to explain how different molecules and signaling pathways can be integrated during complex and highly dynamic cellular processes such as intracellular transport, cytoskeletal rearrangements, cell motility, and cell division. In addition, they will be able to illustrate the relevance of particular signaling pathways for cellular pathologies such as cancer or during cellular infection.
ContentSpatial and temporal integration of different molecules and signaling pathways into global cellular processes, such as cell division, cell infection and cell motility. Emphasis is also put on the understanding of pathologies associated with defective cell physiology, such as cancer or during cellular infection.
LiteratureRecommended supplementary literature (review articles and selected primary literature) will be provided during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeTo attend this course the students must have a solid basic knowledge in chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology and general biology. Biology students have in general already attended the first part of the "Cellular Biochemistry" concept course (551-0319-00). The course will be taught in English.
In addition, the course will be based on a blended-learning scenario, where frontal lectures will be complemented with carefully chosen web-based teaching elements that students access through the ETH Moodle platform.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 551-0319-00L Cellular Biochemistry (Part I)
For programme regulationsBachelor's Degree Programme in Biology 2013; Version 10.03.2020
Bachelor's Programme in Biology - Chemical Direction 2011; Version 14.05.2013
Master's Degree Programme in Biology 2017; Version 13.10.2022
Master's Programme in Biology 2006; Version 28.05.2018
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersU. Kutay, Y. Barral, R. I. Enchev, B. Kornmann, R. Kroschewski, M. Peter, A. E. Smith, I. Zemp
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 150 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationFor Cellular Biochemistry part II, successful completion of the session exam depends upon full participation in the "Key Elements" semester assignments of the course. Full participation in the semester assignments includes a revision phase guided by lecturer feedback, and submission of a final version of course assignments approved by the lecturer.
Antworten in deutscher Sprache werden akzeptiert.
Written aidsNone
Performance assessment as a semester course (other programmes)
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersY. Barral, R. Kroschewski, A. E. Smith
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 75 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationSuccessful completion of the session exam depends upon full participation in the "Central Elements" semester assignments of the course. Full participation in the semester assignments includes a revision phase guided by lecturer feedback, and submission of a final version of course assignments approved as a "pass" by the lecturer.
Antworten in deutscher Sprache werden akzeptiert.
Written aidsNone
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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