|Name||Prof. Dr. Annette Oxenius|
Institut für Mikrobiologie
ETH Zürich, HCI G 401
|Telephone||+41 44 632 33 17|
|551-0318-00L||Immunology II||3 credits||2V||A. Oxenius, M. Kopf, S. R. Leibundgut, E. Wetter Slack, further lecturers|
|Abstract||Introduction into the cellular and molecular basis of the immune system and immune responses against diverse pathogens, tumors, transplants, and self (autoimmunity)|
|Objective||The lectures will provide a detailed understanding:|
- how innate and adaptive immune responses interact at the cellular and molecular level.
- how the immune system recognizes and fights against pathogenic microorganisms including viruses, bacteria, and parasites.
- why lymphocytes tolerate self molecules.
- about function and dysfunction the intestinal immune system.
- immunopathology and inflammatory diseases.
|Content||The aim of lecture is to understand:|
> How pathogens are recognized by the innate immune system
> Immune defense against various pathogens
> Immunology of the skin, lung and intestines
> Tumor immunology
> Migration and homing of immune cells
> tolerance and autoimmunity
> T cell memory
|Lecture notes||Presentations of the lecturers are available at the Moodle link|
|Literature||Recommended: Kuby Immunology (Freeman)|
|551-0396-01L||Immunology I |
Number of participants limited to 30.
Prerequisites: Attendance of the concept courses Immunology I (551-0317-00L) and Immunology II (551-0318-00L)
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
|6 credits||7P||A. Oxenius, B. Becher, M. Groettrup, M. Kopf, B. Ludewig, C. Münz, R. Spörri, M. van den Broek|
|Abstract||This block course teaches a wide selection of practical immunological techniques and offers advanced lectures in selected topics in immunology.|
|Objective||The aim of this block course is the acquaintance with a wide spectrum of immunological techniques involving practical experimental work following analysis and interpretation of the experimental data. Along the practical work, advanced lectures in selected topics in immunology, based on the knowledge from the immunology concept course, will be offered. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to read, interpret and present current papers followed scientific discussions.|
|Content||The aim of this block course is the acquaintance with a wide spectrum of immunological techniques involving practical experimental work following analysis and interpretation of the experimental data. Along the practical work, advanced lectures in selected topics in immunology, based on the knowledge from the immunology concept course, will be offered. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to read, interpret and present current papers followed scientific discussions.|
|Lecture notes||A script for the course will be available online (the link will be provided in the immunology concept lecture, 551-0318-00L).|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Requirement for the registration for this block course is the attendance of the immunology concept courses 551-0317-00L and 551-0318-00L.|
Evaluation of achievements is done on an individual basis by each participating lecturer.
|551-0509-00L||Current Immunological Research in Zurich||0 credits||1K||R. Spörri, M. Detmar, C. Halin Winter, W.‑D. Hardt, M. Kopf, S. R. Leibundgut, A. Oxenius, University lecturers|
|Abstract||This monthly meeting is a platform for Zurich-based immunology research groups to present and discuss their ongoing research projects. At each meeting three PhD students or Postdocs from the participating research groups present an ongoing research project in a 30 min seminar followed by a plenary discussion.|
|Objective||The aim of this monthly meeting is to provide further education for master and doctoral students as well as Postdocs in diverse topics of immunology and to give an insight in the related research. Furthermore, this platform fosters the establishment of science- and technology-based interactions between the participating research groups.|
|Content||Presentation and discussion of current research projects carried out by various immunology-oriented research groups in Zurich.|
|551-1100-00L||Infectious Agents: From Molecular Biology to Disease|
Number of participants limited to 22.
Requires application until 2 weeks before the start of the semester; selected applicants will be notified one week before the first week of lectures.
(if you missed the deadline, please come to the first date to see, if there are any slots left)
|4 credits||2S||W.‑D. Hardt, A. B. Hehl, M. Kopf, S. R. Leibundgut, C. Münz, A. Oxenius, P. Sander, further lecturers|
|Abstract||Literature seminar for students at the masters level and PhD students. Introduction to the current research topics in infectious diseases; Introduction to key pathogens which are studied as model organisms in this field; Overview over key research groups in the field of infectious diseases in Zürich.|
|Objective||Working with the current research literature. Getting to know the key pathogens serving as model organisms and the research technologies currently used in infection biology.|
|Content||for each model pathogen (or key technology):|
1. introduction to the pathogen
2. Discussion of one current research paper.
The paper will be provided by the respective supervisor. He/she will give advice (if required) and guide the respective literature discussion.
|Lecture notes||Teachers will provide the research papers to be discussed.|
Students will prepare handouts for the rest of the group for their assigned seminar.
|Literature||Teachers will provide the research papers to be discussed.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Restricted to max 22 students. Please sign up until two weeks before the beginning of the semester via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information: 551-1100-00L; your name, your e-mail address, university/eth, students (specialization, semester), PhD students (research group, member of a PhD program? which program?). The 22 students admitted to this seminar will be selected and informed by e-mail in the week befor the beginning of the semester by W.-D. Hardt.|
The first seminar date will serve to form groups of students and assign a paper to each group.
|551-1106-00L||Progress Reports in Microbiology and Immunology|
Students must sign up via secr.micro.biol.ethz.ch
|0 credits||5S||J. Piel, W.‑D. Hardt, A. Oxenius, J. Vorholt-Zambelli|
|Abstract||Presentation and discussion of current research results in the field of Microbiology and Infection Immunology|
|Objective||Precise and transparent presentation of research findings in relation to the current literature, critical discussion of experimental data and their interpretation, development and presentation of future research aims|
|551-1118-00L||Cutting Edge Topics: Immunology and Infection Biology II||2 credits||2S||A. Oxenius, B. Becher, C. Halin Winter, N. C. Joller, M. Kopf, S. R. Leibundgut, C. Münz, F. Sallusto, R. Spörri, M. van den Broek, University lecturers|
|Abstract||Weekly seminar about cutting edge topics in immunology and infection biology. Internationally renowned experts present their current research followed by an open discussion.|
|Objective||Weekly seminar about cutting edge topics in immunology and infection biology. Internationally renowned experts present their current research followed by an open discussion.|
The aim of this course is to confront students with current research topics and with scientific presentation. The course offers the opportunity to gain in depth knowledge about diverse topics which are often only briefly touched in the concept courses and to engage in discussion with experts in the field.
|Content||Immunology and infection biology.|
The specific topics are variable and depend each semester on the list of invited experts.