This course is designed to expose students to many different aspects of basic and applied microbiology allowing them to glimpse the excitement of a dynamic scientific field. Emphasis in this course is on viruses as well as bacterial and archaeal cell structure, microbial physiology, diversity, evolution, stress responses, and pathogenesis of bacteria. The laboratory is guided inquiry-based and involves discovery and characterization of antibiotic-producing bacteria from the environment using microbiological, molecular and bioinformatics analyses.

Offered: Spring term

Three hours lecture, three hours lab