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Ökologie und Evolution
701-0263-01LSeminar in Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious Diseases Information W3 KP2GR. R. Regös, S. Bonhoeffer
KurzbeschreibungStudents of this course will discuss current topics from the field of infectious disease biology. From a list of publications, each student chooses some themes that he/she is going to explain and discuss with all other participants and under supervision. The actual topics will change from year to year corresponding to the progress and new results occuring in the field.
LernzielThis is an advanced course that will require significant student participation.  Students will learn how to evaluate and present scientific literature and trace the development of ideas related to understanding the ecology and evolutionary biology of infectious diseases.
InhaltA core set of ~10 classic publications encompassing unifying themes in infectious disease ecology and evolution, such as virulence, resistance, metapopulations, networks, and competition will be presented and discussed.  Pathogens will include bacteria, viruses and fungi.  Hosts will include animals, plants and humans.
SkriptPublications and class notes can be downloaded from a web page announced during the lecture.
LiteraturPapers will be assigned and downloaded from a web page announced during the lecture.
701-1453-00LEcological Assessment and Evaluation Information W3 KP3GF. Knaus
KurzbeschreibungThe course provides methods and tools for ecological evaluations dealing with nature conservation or landscape planning. It covers census methods, ecological criteria, indicators, indices and critically appraises objectivity and accuracy of the available methods, tools and procedures. Birds and plants are used as main example guiding through different case studies.
LernzielStudents will be able to:
1) critically consider biological data books and local, regional, and national inventories;
2) evaluate the validity of ecological criteria used in decision making processes;
3) critically appraise the handling of ecological data and criteria used in the process of evaluation
4) perform an ecological evaluation project from the field survey up to the descision making and planning.
SkriptPowerpoint slides are available on the webpage. Additional documents are handed out as copies.
LiteraturBasic literature and references are listed on the webpage.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe course structure changes between lecture parts, seminars and discussions. The didactic atmosphere is intended as working group.

Suggested prerequisites for attending this course are skills and knowledge equivalent to those taught in the following ETH courses:
- Pflanzen- und Vegetationsökologie
- Systematische Botanik
- Raum- und Regionalentwicklung
- Naturschutz und Naturschutzbiologie
701-1409-00LResearch Seminar: Ecological Genetics
Minimum number of participants is 5.
W2 KP1SS. Fior
KurzbeschreibungIm diesem Forschungsseminar werden aktuelle Publikationen diskutiert, die relevante Themen aus der Ökologischen Genetik untersuchen.
LernzielUnser Ziel ist es, dass die Teilnehmenden einen Einblick in aktuelle Forschungsfragen und Ansätze in Ökologischer Genetik erhalten und dabei lernen, wissenschaftliche Publikationen kritisch zu diskutieren und zu würdigen.
Literaturwird verteilt
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesEine regelmässige und aktive Teilnahme an den Diskussionen, sowie die Präsentation eines wissenschaftlichen Artikels sind Voraussetzung für die erfolgreiche Teilnahme an diesem Kurs.
Es ist empfohlen, dass Teilnehmende zuvor erfolgreich den Kurs Evolutionary Genetics (701-2413-00) oder Ecological Genetics (701-1413-01) absolviert haben.
701-1425-01LGenetic Diversity: Techniques Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 8.
Selection of the students: order of registration

Registration until 18.10.2020.

General safety regulations for all this course:
-Whenever possible the distance rules have to be respected
-All students have to wear masks throughout the course (keep reserve masks ready)
-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
W2 KP4PA. M. Minder Pfyl
KurzbeschreibungThis course provides training for advanced students (master, doctoral or post-doctoral level) in how to measure and collect genetic diversity data from populations, experiments, field and laboratory. Different DNA/RNA extraction protocols, quality control measurements, SNP genotyping and gene expression techniques will be addressed.
LernzielTo learn and improve on standard and modern methods of genetic data collection. Examples are: use of pyrosequencing, expression analysis, SNP-typing, next-generation sequencing etc.
A course for practicioners.
InhaltAfter an introduction (one afternoon), students will have 3 weeks to work independently in groups of two through different protocols. At the end the whole class meets for another afternoon to present the techniques/results and to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different techniques.
Techniques adressed are: RNA/DNA extractions and quality control, SNP genotyping, pyrosequencing, real-time qPCR.
SkriptMaterial will be handed out in the course.
LiteraturMaterial will be handed out in the course.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesTwo afternoons are hold in the class. The lab work will be done from the students according to their timetable, but has to be finished after 3 weeks. Effort is roughly 1-2 days per week, depending on the skills of the student.
701-1676-01LGenomics of Environmental Adaptation Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 14.

Prerequisites: good knowledge in population genetics and some experience in using GIS and R is required.
W2 KP3GR. Holderegger, F. Gugerli, C. Rellstab
KurzbeschreibungThis five-day winter school aims at teaching advanced Master students, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers on aspects of the genomics of environmental adaptation. It provides both theoretical background and hands-on exercises on major topics of contemporary environmental genomics such as signatures of selection, outlier analysis or environmental association analysis.
LernzielGenomics of environmental adaptation is an evolving scientific field of both basic and applied interest. Researchers make increasing use of diverse methodological approaches built on concepts from ecology, evolutionary biology and population genomics. This winter school introduces students to some major concepts and methods of environmental genomics, i.e., (i) how the environment and adaptive genetic variation relate and (ii) how signatures of local adaptation can be detected in natural populations using genomic data. The winter school focuses on currently used methods and hands-on exercises, emphasizing an understanding of the underlying concepts and a discussion of benefits, limitations and pitfalls of environmental genomics. It is specifically aimed at the needs of advanced Master students, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.
(1) Genetic structure: how selection, drift, gene flow and isolation interact, affect neutral and adaptive genetic variation and influence the genetic structure of populations.

(2) Environmental data: which environmental data are available and used to identify signatures of adaptation; what are their limitations; collinearity; sampling design.

(3) Outlier analysis: types of next-generation-sequencing data; concept and methodology of outlier analysis; diverse types of outlier analyses.

(4) Environmental association analysis (landscape genomics): concept and methodology of environmental association analysis; diverse types of environmental association analysis.

(5) Phenotypes and genomic data; GWAS; mechanistic understanding of the environment–genotype–phenotype interaction; designing an own study.
SkriptHand-outs will be distributed.
LiteraturThe course requires 4 hours of preparatory reading of selected papers on the genomics of environmental adaptation. These papers will be distributed by e-mail.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesGrading will be according to a short written report (6-8 pages) on one of the topics of the course (workload: about 8 hours) and according to student contributions during the course.

Prerequisites: students should have good knowledge in population genetics and evolutionary biology and basic skills in R; experience in using GIS is advantageous.
551-0737-00LEcology and Evolution: Interaction Seminar Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen W2 KP2SS. Bonhoeffer
KurzbeschreibungInteraction seminar. Student-mediated presentations, guests and discussions on current themes in ecology, evolutionary and population biology.
LernzielGetting familiar with scientific arguments and discussions. Overview of current research topics. Making contacts with fellow students in other groups.
InhaltScientific talks and discussions on changing subjects.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesFor information, location and details: Link
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