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Frédéric Allain: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Frédéric Allain
FieldBiomolecular NMR
Address
Institut für Biochemie
ETH Zürich, HPP L 14.1
Hönggerbergring 64
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 39 40
Fax+41 44 633 12 94
E-mailallain@bc.biol.ethz.ch
DepartmentBiology
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
551-1309-00LRNA-Biology Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 20.
6 credits7GC. Ciaudo, F. Allain, J. Hall, H. L. Lightfoot, B. Mateescu, O. Voinnet, K. Weis, A. Wutz
AbstractIntroduction to the diversity of current RNA-research at all levels from structural biology to systems biology using mainly model systems like S. cerevisiae (yeast), mammalian cells.
ObjectiveThe students will obtain an overview about the diversity of current RNA-research. They will learn to design experiments and use techniques necessary to analyze different aspects of RNA biology. Through lectures and literature seminars, they will learn about the burning questions of RNA research and discuss approaches to address these questions experimentally. In practical lab projects the students will work in one of the participating laboratories. Finally, they will learn how to present and discuss their data in an appropriate manner. Student assessment is a graded semester performance based on individual performance in the laboratory, the written exam and the poster presentation.
LiteratureDocumentation and recommended literature will be provided at the beginning and during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course will be taught in English.
551-1407-00LRNA Biology Lecture Series I: Transcription & Processing & Translation Information 4 credits2VF. Allain, N. Ban, U. Kutay, further lecturers
AbstractThis course covers aspects of RNA biology related to gene expression at the posttranscriptional level. These include RNA transcription, processing, alternative splicing, editing, export and translation.
ObjectiveThe students should obtain an understanding of these processes, which are at work during gene expression.
ContentTranscription & 3'end formation ; splicing, alternative splicing, RNA editing; the ribosome & translation, translation regulation, RNP biogenesis & nuclear export, mRNA surveillance & mRNA turnover; signal transduction & RNA.
Prerequisites / NoticeBasic knowledge of cell and molecular biology.
551-1411-00LMolecular and Structural Biology III: Current Topics Restricted registration - show details
The course will only take place with a minimum of 6 participants.
2 credits1VK. Locher, F. Allain, N. Ban, R. Glockshuber, M. Pilhofer, E. Weber-Ban
AbstractThe course discusses current topics and cutting edge research in the structural, molecular, and biochemical study of cellular macromolecules. Student participation is an essential component of the course and will contribute to the exam grade
ObjectiveThe goal is to discuss cutting edge research in the structural, molecular, and biochemical study of cellular macromolecules. Students will also have an opportunity to present and discuss recent breakthroughs relevant to the research fields presented by the faculty teaching the course (see http://www.mol.biol.ethz.ch/research.html for details on the topics).
LiteratureWill be distributed by the instructors
551-1601-00LBiophysics of Biological Macromolecules Information
Does not take place this semester.
The course will only take place with a minimum of 4 participants.
6 credits2V + 1UG. Wider, F. Allain
AbstractThis lecture course targets physics students and students of interdisciplinary sciences (major physics) for their education in biophysics. In this course the basics of molecular biology are presented bearing in mind the special interests of the physics students.
ObjectiveBasics of molecular biology and biophysics in in view of the special interest of students in physics.
ContentThis lecture course targets physics students and students of interdisciplinary sciences (major physics) for their education in biophysics. In this course the basics of molecular biology are presented bearing in mind the special interests of the physics students. The topics include: properties of biological macromolecules, introduction to the genetic system of E.coli bacteria, transcription, translation, discussion of structure and function of proteins, quantitative description of enzyme function and allosteric interactions, biotechnology, introduction to optical spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of biopolymers in solution.
Lecture notes- additional documentation in support of text book
Prerequisites / Noticesmall classes with active participation of students
551-1619-00LStructural Biology1 credit1KR. Glockshuber, F. Allain, N. Ban, K. Locher, E. Weber-Ban, G. Wider, K. Wüthrich
AbstractThe course consists of a series of research seminars on Structural Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, given by both scientists of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) in Structural Biology and external speakers. Information on the individual seminars is provided on the following websites:
http://www.structuralbiology.uzh.ch/educ002.asp
http://www.biol.ethz.ch/dbiol-cal/index
ObjectiveThe goal of this course is to provide doctoral and postdoctoral students with a broad overview on the most recent developments in biochemistry, structural biology and biophysics.