551-1147-00L Bioactive Natural Products from Bacteria
|Semester||Spring Semester 2021|
|Periodicity||every semester recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Number of participants limited to 7.|
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
|Abstract||Lab course. In small groups projects of relevance to current research questions in the field of bacterial natural product biosynthesis are addressed.|
|Objective||Introduction to relevant subjects of the secondary metabolism of bacteria. Training in practical work in a research laboratory. Scientific writing in form of a research report.|
|Content||Research project on bacteria that produce bioactive natural products (e.g., Streptomycetes, Cyanobacteria, uncultivated bacteria). The techniques used will depend on the project, e.g. PCR, cloning, natural product analysis, precursor feeding studies, enzyme expression and analysis.|
|Literature||Will be provided for each of the projects at the beginning of the course.|