Instruction

Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Bacteriophages – from biology to applications 2 Cr Lecture Course 16.9.2019 - 29.4.2020

Target group

Doctoral candidates of FoodHealth

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the doctoral candidate will be familiar with the following topics:

  • Host-bacteriophage interaction
  • Phage engineering, CRISPR
  • Epigenetic modification in phage
  • Phage inducible chromosomal island
  • Phage endolysin application in detection and control of pathogens
  • Phage therapy

Contents

In a world where the misuse of antibiotics has given rise to multi-resistant bacteria, bacteriophages (virus that infect bacteria) appear as a viable alternative to treat pathogenic bacteria responsible for life threatening diseases. Enroll to learn more about the biology of these fascinating nanomachines, their interaction with the bacteria they target and how they can be modified and used to help Human needs. Visit https://vimeo.com/275090737 to get an idea about bacteriophage basics and how we can benefit from them.

Completion

Full attendace required

Assessment practices and criteria

Pass / Fail

Additional information

Teaching in English

Completion methods

Lessons, groupwork and exercises