Life sciences are one of the most innovative and fast changing fields of the 21st century. Advances in Molecular Biology, Experimental Imaging and Systems Biology are gaining more and more impact on our personal lives – our health, the economy and the environment. However, 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 “Life Sciences”, we go through some of the fundamentals of Molecular Biology, DNA sequencing, Experimental Imaging and Microscopy. The program includes practical courses in Molecular Biology as well as guided tours through lab facilities at the University of Zurich. We will extract and sequence our own DNA, observe human stem cells in the microscope and learn how animal research is done. Furthermore, Prof. Emma Wetter Slack will share her insights into the gut microbiome.
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.
Keynote lecture: Prof. Dr. Emma Wetter Slack
- Joel Lüthi, Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zürich
- Zoe Looser, Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zürich
- Melanie Stäubli, Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zurich
- Marco Barandun, Master student in Biology, Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zürich
Working Language: English
Reader: a manageable reader will be sent in advance.
Coordination: Lydia Tchambaz
Administration: Nathalie Ellington
Date: 13 – 14 November 2021
Time: Saturday, 9.00 – Sunday, 17.00
Location: University of Zurich, Life Science Zurich Learning Center
Participants: max. 18 participants