551-0334-00L  Molecular Defense Mechanisms of Fungi

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2021
DozierendeM. Künzler
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch
KommentarNumber of participants limited to 6.

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

General safety regulations for all block courses:
-Whenever possible the distance rules have to be respected
-All students have to wear masks throughout the course. Please keep reserve masks ready. Surgical masks (IIR) or medical grade masks (FFP2) without a valve are permitted. Community masks (fabric masks) are not allowed.
-The installation and activation of the Swiss Covid-App is highly encouraged
-Any additional rules for individual courses have to be respected
-Students showing any COVID-19 symptoms are not allowed to enter ETH buildings and have to inform the course responsible


KurzbeschreibungThe course offers an introduction into the molecular biology of fungi by participation in a current research project on Molecular Defense Mechanisms of Fungi. The performed experiments, in conjunction with accompanying seminars should enable the students to answer questions regarding central aspects of innate defense mechanisms and the life style of multicellular fungi.
LernzielThe course should enable the students to answer questions regarding central aspects of innate defense mechanisms and the life style of multicellular fungi, and their experimental accessibility.
InhaltExperiments include the isolation, identification and characterization of defense effector molecules from multicellular fungi. Methods include molecular genetics, biochemistry, mass spectrometry and biotoxicity assays towards different model organisms including fungi, bacteria, insects and nematodes. Experiments are supported by seminars giving an overview over Fungal Defense Mechanisms and Fungal Lifestyle.
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Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe "Leistungskontrolle" is composed of:
-Oral presentation of results
-Short oral exam (20') at the end of the course
-Written report
-Performance in the laboratory