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Reinhard Christoph Dechant: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name PD Dr. Reinhard Christoph Dechant
FieldNutrient Sensing and Growth Control
Institut für Biochemie
ETH Zürich, HPM G 10.1
Otto-Stern-Weg 3
8093 Zürich

551-0371-00LGrowth Control: Insights from Yeast and Flies Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 8.
6 credits7GH. Stocker, R. C. Dechant, E. Hafen, M. Peter
AbstractAll organisms have to control their growth in accordance with environmental conditions. This course focuses on the analysis of growth regulation in the model organisms yeast and Drosophila. The participants will perform experiments in small teams to study insulin/TOR signaling as a key regulator of cellular growth. A particular focus will be the discussion of current research.
ObjectiveThe aims of the block course are that participants

(I) understand the function and evolution of insulin/TOR signaling

(II) learn how genetic approaches in different organisms contribute to the understanding of human diseases such as cancer

(III) will get familiarized with reading and discussing research articles

(IV) get a first exposure to current research.
ContentThe block course consists of

(I) experiments:

Teams of two students each will join research labs to work on current projects focusing on growth regulation in both single-cell eukaryotes (yeast) and multicellular animals (Drosophila). The students will present their projects and results to their colleagues.

(II) lectures on growth regulation in yeast and Drosophila.

(III) journal clubs to discuss recent literature.
Lecture notesLecture handouts
LiteratureOriginal research articles will be discussed during the course.