Stefanie Jonas: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019
|Name||Prof. Dr. Stefanie Jonas|
|Field||RNA Biology and Disease|
Inst. f. Molekularbiol.u.Biophysik
ETH Zürich, HPP L 24
|Telephone||+41 44 633 07 22|
Number of participants limited to 20.
The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.
|6 credits||7G||F. Allain, C. Ciaudo, J. Corn, J. Hall, M. Jinek, S. Jonas, R. Santoro, O. Voinnet, K. Weis, A. Wutz|
|Abstract||Introduction 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.|
|Objective||The 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.|
|Literature||Documentation and recommended literature will be provided at the beginning and during the course.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||The course will be taught in English.|
|551-1601-00L||Biophysics of Biological Macromolecules|
The course will only take place with a minimum of 6 participants
|6 credits||2V + 1U||A. D. Gossert, F. Allain, A. Cléry, S. Jonas|
|Abstract||This 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.|
|Objective||Basics of molecular biology and biophysics in in view of the special interest of students in physics.|
|Content||This 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: The molecules of life - properties of biological macromolecules. Discussion of structure and function of proteins, quantitative description molecular interactions and of enzyme function.
Introduction to methods to study biological macromolecules: purification techniques, optical spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy (EM) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
Introduction to the genetic system of E.coli bacteria: DNA, RNA and protein biosynthesis (transcription and translation) and biotechnological applications.
|Lecture notes||Additional documentation in support of text book|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Small classes with active participation of students|