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Mathias Schmelcher: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Dr. Mathias Schmelcher
Professur f. Lebensm.mikrobiol.
ETH Zürich, LFV B 18
Schmelzbergstrasse 7
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 33 61
DepartmentHealth Sciences and Technology

752-4020-00LExperimental Food Microbiology for Biologists Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 20.

Prerequisites: It is recommended to attend the course Lebensmittel-Mikrobiologie (752-4005-00L) as a preparation.
6 credits7GM. Schuppler, M. Loessner, M. Schmelcher
AbstractTeaching of basic experimental knowledge for detection and identification of microorganisms in food. Practical experiments were accompanied by theoretical introductions. Students become acquainted with classical and state-of-the-art molecular techniques for the rapid detection of food borne pathogens and experiments in dependence on current research topics of the Laboratory of Food Microbiology.
ObjectiveIntroduction of methods and techniques of food microbiology
ContentTeaching of basic experimental knowledge for detection and identification of foodborne pathogens by applying state-of-the-art techniques as well as modern molecular techniques for the rapid identification of relevant foodborne pathogens.
Lecture notesHandouts were provided at the start of the course
Literature- Krämer: "Lebensmittel-Mikrobiologie" (Ulmer; UTB)
- Süssmuth et al.: "Mikrobiologisch-Biochemisches Praktikum" (Thieme)
Prerequisites / NoticeImportant information!
During the course we will work with the food-borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes represents a particular threat to pregnant women. Due to biosafety reasons participation is not allowed in case of pregnancy.