The life sciences are one of the most innovative and fast changing fields of the 21st century. Advances in Molecular Biology, Systems Biology and Biotechnology are gaining more and more impact on modern medicine, agriculture and even on our personal lives. But what is behind these developments, how is the research in life sciences actually done, and how do we handle new information and knowledge?
In the Intellectual Tool on Life Sciences, we will discuss some of the fundamentals of Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Systems Biology and will apply these concepts in case studies. The program also includes practical courses in Molecular Biology and protein purifications as well as guided tours through lab facilities at the University of Zürich and ETHZ. The keynote lecture is held by Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Gruissem, head of the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory at ETHZ. He will share his experience and views on green biotechnology and its application.
The goal of this IT tool is to give you an overview of the life sciences field and to enable you to engage in future debates on related topics. The IT is specifically tailored to people with no previous background in the field but may also be interesting for students studying life sciences.
Important: Saturday evening is a integral part of the course.
Keynote: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Gruissem, head of the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory at ETHZ.
Instructor: Jonas Schmid, Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Molecular Cancer Research, University of Zürich, David Niquille, Doctoral Candidate, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, ETHZ,
Joel Lüthi, Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zürich
Language: mainly English
Reader: A manageable reader will be sent in advance.
Location: University of Zurich, Life Science Zurich Learning Center ETHZ teaching laboratory
The number of participants: max. 20