Suchergebnis: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2017

Doktorat Departement Biologie Information
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Lehrangebot Doktorat und Postdoktorat
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
227-1034-00LComputational Vision (University of Zurich) Information
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: INI402

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
http://www.uzh.ch/studies/application/mobilitaet_en.html
W6 KP2V + 1UD. Kiper, K. A. Martin
KurzbeschreibungThis course focuses on neural computations that underlie visual perception. We study how visual signals are processed in the retina, LGN and visual cortex. We study the morpholgy and functional architecture of cortical circuits responsible for pattern, motion, color, and three-dimensional vision.
LernzielThis course considers the operation of circuits in the process of neural computations. The evolution of neural systems will be considered to demonstrate how neural structures and mechanisms are optimised for energy capture, transduction, transmission and representation of information. Canonical brain circuits will be described as models for the analysis of sensory information. The concept of receptive fields will be introduced and their role in coding spatial and temporal information will be considered. The constraints of the bandwidth of neural channels and the mechanisms of normalization by neural circuits will be discussed.
The visual system will form the basis of case studies in the computation of form, depth, and motion. The role of multiple channels and collective computations for object recognition will
be considered. Coordinate transformations of space and time by cortical and subcortical mechanisms will be analysed. The means by which sensory and motor systems are integrated to allow for adaptive behaviour will be considered.
InhaltThis course considers the operation of circuits in the process of neural computations. The evolution of neural systems will be considered to demonstrate how neural structures and mechanisms are optimised for energy capture, transduction, transmission and representation of information. Canonical brain circuits will be described as models for the analysis of sensory information. The concept of receptive fields will be introduced and their role in coding spatial and temporal information will be considered. The constraints of the bandwidth of neural channels and the mechanisms of normalization by neural circuits will be discussed.
The visual system will form the basis of case studies in the computation of form, depth, and motion. The role of multiple channels and collective computations for object recognition will
be considered. Coordinate transformations of space and time by cortical and subcortical mechanisms will be analysed. The means by which sensory and motor systems are integrated to allow for adaptive behaviour will be considered.
LiteraturBooks: (recommended references, not required)
1. An Introduction to Natural Computation, D. Ballard (Bradford Books, MIT Press) 1997.
2. The Handbook of Brain Theorie and Neural Networks, M. Arbib (editor), (MIT Press) 1995.
376-1614-00LPrinciples in Tissue EngineeringW3 KP2VK. Maniura, J. Möller, M. Zenobi-Wong
KurzbeschreibungFundamentals in blood coagulation; thrombosis, blood rheology, immune system, inflammation, foreign body reaction on the molecular level and the entire body are discussed. Applications of biomaterials for tissue engineering in different tissues are introduced. Fundamentals in medical implantology, in situ drug release, cell transplantation and stem cell biology are discussed.
LernzielUnderstanding of molecular aspects for the application of biodegradable and biocompatible Materials. Fundamentals of tissue reactions (eg. immune responses) against implants and possible clinical consequences will be discussed.
InhaltThis class continues with applications of biomaterials and devices introduced in Biocompatible Materials I. Fundamentals in blood coagulation; thrombosis, blood rheology; immune system, inflammation, foreign body reaction on the level of the entire body and on the molecular level are introduced. Applications of biomaterials for tissue engineering in the vascular system, skeletal muscle, heart muscle, tendons and ligaments, bone, teeth, nerve and brain, and drug delivery systems are introduced. Fundamentals in medical implantology, in situ drug release, cell transplantation and stem cell biology are discussed.
SkriptHandouts provided during the classes and references therin.
LiteraturThe molecular Biology of the Cell, Alberts et al., 5th Edition, 2009.
Principles in Tissue Engineering, Langer et al., 2nd Edition, 2002
376-1792-00LIntroductory Course in Neuroscience II (University of Zurich) Information
Der Kurs muss direkt an der UZH belegt werden.
UZH Modulkürzel: SPV0Y020

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W2 KP2VJ.‑M. Fritschy, W. Knecht
KurzbeschreibungThis course discusses behavioral aspects in neuroscience. Modern brain imaging methods are described. Clinical issues including diseases of the nervous system are studied. Sleep research and neuroimmunology are discussed. The course deals with the basic concepts in psychiatry.
Lernziel
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesFür Doktorierende des Zentrums für Neurowissenschaften Zürich.
376-1796-00LAdvanced Course in Neurobiology II (University of Zurich) Information
Der Kurs muss direkt an der UZH belegt werden.
UZH Modulkürzel: SPV0Y009

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W2 KP2VJ.‑M. Fritschy, Uni-Dozierende
KurzbeschreibungThe goal of this Advanced Course in Neurobiology is to provide students with a broader knowledge in several important areas of neurobiology. The course consists of four parts: Part I deals with various topics in developmental neurobiology. Part II is devoted to aspects of signal transduction. Part III focuses on synaptic transmission. Part IV gives deeper insights into systems neuroscience.
LernzielThis credit point course is designed for doctoral students who have successfully completed the Introductory Course in Neuroscience at the Neuroscience Center Zürich. The goal is to provide students with a broader and deeper knowledge in several important areas of neurobiology.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesFür Doktorierende des Zentrums für Neurowissenschaften Zürich. Nicht für Master-Studierende geeignet.
401-0620-00LStatistischer BeratungsdienstE-0 KP0.1KM. Kalisch, L. Meier
KurzbeschreibungDer statistische Beratungsdienst steht allen Angehörigen der ETH und in begrenztem Masse auch Aussenstehenden offen.
LernzielBeratung bei der statistischen Auswertung von wissenschaftlichen Daten.
InhaltStudierende und Forschende werden bei der Auswertung wissenschaftlicher Daten individuell beraten, insbesondere auch bei Bacheor-, Master- und Doktorarbeiten. Es ist sehr empfehlenswert, den Beratungsdienst nicht erst kurz vor dem Abschluss einer Arbeit aufzusuchen, sondern bereits bei der Planung einer Studie.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesDies ist keine Vorlesung sondern ein Beratungsangebot. Es wird keine Prüfung durchgeführt, und es werden keine Kreditpunkte vergeben.

Anmeldungen richtet man an beratung@stat.math.ethz.ch Tel. 044 632 2223 oder 044 632 34 30

Voraussetzungen: Kenntnis der Grundbegriffe der Statistik ist sehr erwünscht.
401-5640-00LZüKoSt: Seminar on Applied Statistics Information E-0 KP1KM. Kalisch, P. L. Bühlmann, R. Furrer, L. Held, T. Hothorn, M. H. Maathuis, M. Mächler, L. Meier, N. Meinshausen, M. Robinson, C. Strobl, S. van de Geer
Kurzbeschreibung5 bis 6 Vorträge zur angewandten Statistik.
LernzielKennenlernen von statistischen Methoden in ihrer Anwendung in verschiedenen Gebieten, besonders in Naturwissenschaft, Technik und Medizin.
InhaltIn 5-6 Einzelvorträgen pro Semester werden Methoden der Statistik einzeln oder überblicksartig vorgestellt, oder es werden Probleme und Problemtypen aus einzelnen Anwendungsgebieten besprochen.
3 bis 4 der Vorträge stehen in der Regel unter einem Semesterthema.
SkriptBei manchen Vorträgen werden Unterlagen verteilt.
Eine Zusammenfassung ist kurz vor den Vorträgen im Internet unter http://stat.ethz.ch/talks/zukost abrufbar.
Ankündigunen der Vorträge werden auf Wunsch zugesandt.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesDies ist keine Vorlesung. Es wird keine Prüfung durchgeführt, und es werden keine Kreditpunkte vergeben.
Nach besonderem Programm. Koordinator M. Kalisch, Tel. 044 632 3435
Lehrsprache ist Englisch oder Deutsch je nach ReferentIn.
Course language is English or German and may depend on the speaker.
551-0030-01LDoktorarbeitE-0 KPProfessor/innen
KurzbeschreibungDoktorarbeit
Lernziel
551-0509-00LCurrent Immunological Research in ZürichE-0 KP1KR. Spörri, M. Detmar, C. Halin Winter, W.‑D. Hardt, M. Kopf, S. R. Leibundgut, A. Oxenius, Uni-Dozierende
KurzbeschreibungThis 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.
LernzielThe 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.
InhaltPresentation and discussion of current research projects carried out by various immunology-oriented research groups in Zurich.
Skriptnone
551-0512-00LCurrent Topics in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 8
W2 KP1SU. Suter
KurzbeschreibungThe course is a literature seminar or "journal club". Each Friday a student, or a member of the Suter Lab in the Institute of Molecular Health Sciences, will present a paper from the recent literature.
LernzielThe course introduces you to recent developments in the fields of cellular and molecular neurobiology. It also supports you to develop your skills in critically reading the scientific literature. You should be able to grasp what the authors wanted to learn e.g. their goals, why the authors chose the experimental approach they used, the strengths and weaknesses of the experiments and the data presented, and how the work fits into the wider literature in the field. You will present one paper yourself, which provides you with practice in public speaking.
InhaltYou will present one paper yourself. Give an introduction to the field of the paper, then show and comment on the main results (all the papers we present are available online, so you can show original figures with a beamer). Finish with a summary of the main points and a discussion of their significance.
You are expected to take part in the discussion and to ask questions. To prepare for this you should read all the papers beforehand (they will be announced a week in advance of the presentation).
SkriptPresentations will be made available after the seminars.
LiteraturWe cover a range of themes related to development and neurobiology. Before starting your preparations, you are required to check with Laura Montani (laura.montani@biol.ethz.ch), who helps you with finding an appropriate paper.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesYou must attend at least 80% of the journal clubs, and give a presentation of your own. At the end of the semester there will be a 30 minute oral exam on the material presented during the semester. The grade will be based on the exam (45%), your presentation (45%), and a contribution based on your active participation in discussion of other presentations (10%).
551-0530-00LRepair, Recombination, ReplicationE-0 KP1KJ. Matos
KurzbeschreibungSeveral research groups from University, ETH, Basel, Bern and Konstanz meet once per month and present their work related to DNA-repair, recombination, replication, and cancer.
LernzielDiscussion of current topics in DNA-repair, recombination, replication, and cancer.
InhaltDiscussion of current topics in DNA-repair, recombination, replication, and cancer.
Skriptno script
551-0737-00LEcology and Evolution: Interaction Seminar Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen W2 KP2SS. Bonhoeffer
KurzbeschreibungInteraction seminar. Student-mediated presentations, guests and discussions on current themes in ecology, evolutionary and population biology.
LernzielGetting familiar with scientific arguments and discussions. Overview of current research topics. Making contacts with fellow students in other groups.
InhaltScientific talks and discussions on changing subjects.
SkriptNone
LiteraturNone
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesFor information and details: http://www.eco.ethz.ch/news/zis
or contact: Lehre-eve@env.ethz.ch
551-1109-00LSeminars in Microbiology Information E-0 KP2KM. Aebi, W.‑D. Hardt, J. Piel, J. Vorholt-Zambelli
KurzbeschreibungSeminars by invited speakers covering selected microbiology themes.
LernzielDiscussion of selected microbiology themes presented by invited speakers.
551-1620-00LMolecular Biology, BiophysicsW1 KP1KR. Glockshuber, F. Allain, N. Ban, K. Locher, E. Weber-Ban, K. Wüthrich
KurzbeschreibungThe course consists of a series of research seminars on Structural Biology and Biophysics, given by both scientists of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) in Structural Biology and external speakers.
LernzielThe 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.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesInformation on the individual seminars is provided on the following websites:
http://www.structuralbiology.unizh.ch/events005.asp
http://www.biol.ethz.ch/dbiol-cal/index
851-0111-09LScience in Context Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
This course is open to PhD students and postdocs of all departments.
W3 KP2VB. Rubin Lucht, M. Reinhart
KurzbeschreibungScience consists of more than just doing lab work and writing publications. Science is also about what type of research gets funded, who makes a career, and which scientific results attract public attention. In this course we will discuss the wider context in which science takes place from different perspectives: philosophical, historical, sociological, economic, political, and societal.
LernzielStudents learn to consider research in the context of science and society at large, but also in view of their own professional interests. Familiarity with the different modes used to reflect on the role of scientists will facilitate the transition from studies to professional work as scientists.
InhaltThe course will consist of lectures covering the topics listed below. The lectures will be followed by extensive discussions of the particular topics based on reading of key publications in Science Studies. Experts will be invited to provide direct insight into the topics and to discuss questions and problems (e.g. media professionals, technology transfer experts).
Major topics that students will be introduced to:
- The historical and philosophical framework of the sciences with a particular emphasis on processes of innovation.
- The processes of publishing scientific work and obtaining funding for experimental research.
- The intersection between academia and industry, in particular the technology transfer process and the diversified roles of the different actors in the innovation processes.
- The public perception and evaluation of scientific progress with a particular focus on the role of applied ethics.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesWe very much appreciate research expertise by members of different disciplines, as this renders the presentations and common discussions more interesting for all participants. If you have any questions concerning the form or the content of the course do not hesitate to inquire by email.
376-1414-01LCurrent Topics in Brain Research (FS)W1 KP1.5KM. E. Schwab, F. Helmchen, I. Mansuy, weitere Dozierende
KurzbeschreibungEs werden verschiedene wissenschaftliche Gäste aus dem In-und Ausland eingeladen, um ihre aktuellen Forschungsdaten zu präsentieren und diskutieren.
LernzielEs soll der Austausch von wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen und Daten sowie die Kommunikation und Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Forschenden gefördert werden. Studierende, welche den Kurs belegen, besuchen während eines Semesters alle Seminare und schreiben einen kritischen Report über ein Seminar ihrer Wahl. Die Anleitung dazu erhalten eingeschriebene Studierende von Prof. Martin Schwab / Dr. Cecilia Nicoletti.
InhaltVerschiedene wissenschaftliche Gäste aus den Bereichen Molekulares Bewusstsein, Neurochemie, Neuromorphologie und Neurophysiologie berichten über ihre neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse.
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Literaturkeine Literatur
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