551-0118-00L  Plant Cell Biology

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2018
DozierendeC. Sánchez-Rodríguez, J. Vermeer
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch
KommentarNumber of participants limited to 12.

The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.

The course «551-0118-00L Plant Cell Biology» must be booked as «BIO 281 Plant Cell Biology» in the block course tool.


KurzbeschreibungThe course is a collaboration of the Plant Cell Biology groups of ETHZ and UZH. The students will learn key concepts related with the remarkable ability of plants to adapt to challenges provided by their environment (both biotic, such as pathogens, and abiotic, like nutrient deficiencies). A multidisciplinary approach including molecular genetics, cell biology, biochemistry and bioinformatics tool
LernzielIn this course, students will get cell biological and molecular genetics insights into the developmental plasticity of plants to adapt to their environmental conditions using the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. With this aim, they will actively participate in ongoing research projects tutored by doctoral students.
InhaltStudents will be engaged in research projects aimed to understand the specialized mechanisms evolved by the plants to grow under challenging environments. In a lecture series, the theoretical background for the projects and their interrelationship is provided.
Students will design and perform experiments, evaluate experimental results, present their projects, and discuss recent publications to understand the relevance of their work in the context of the current state of plant development and stress response.
SkriptNo script
LiteraturThe recommended literature and list of individual reading assignments will be provided during the course
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesAll general lectures will be held at ETH Centrum (LFW building). Students will be divided into small groups to carry out experiments at ETH (Central; LFW) and UZH (Botanical Garden)