Life sciences are one of the most innovative and fast changing fields of the 21st century. Advances in Molecular Biology, Systems Biology, Experimental Imaging and Biomedicine are gaining more and more impact on our personal lives – our health, the economy and the environment. But what is behind these developments, how is research in life sciences actually done and how do we handle new information and knowledge?
In the Intellectual Tool on Life Sciences, we go through some of the fundamentals of Molecular Biology, Experimental Imaging and Systems Biology. We will also discuss legal procedures scientists have to fulfill in order to do research using animals in Switzerland. The program includes practical courses in Molecular Biology as well as guided tours through lab facilities at the University of Zurich. Furthermore, invited speakers (tbd) will share their experience and view about research in Life Sciences.
The goal of this seminar 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.
Instructors: Joel Lüthi (Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich), Zoe Looser (Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich) and Sarah Beyeler (PhD in Neurosciences, scientific coordinator at the Swiss Study Foundation)
Keynote lectures: Dr. Michaela Thallmair (or Dr. Susi Heiden), Animal Welfare Officer University of Zurich. Second keynote lecture tbd
Language: mainly English
Reader: a manageable reader will be sent in advance
Place: University of Zurich, Life Science Zurich Learning Center
Participants: max. 20