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1.10.2019 at 09:00 - 28.10.2019 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Mon 28.10.2019
08:15 - 09:45
Mon 4.11.2019
08:15 - 09:45
Wed 6.11.2019
08:15 - 09:45
Mon 18.11.2019
08:15 - 09:45
Wed 20.11.2019
08:15 - 09:45
Wed 27.11.2019
08:15 - 09:45
Fri 29.11.2019
08:15 - 09:45
Mon 2.12.2019
08:15 - 09:45
Wed 4.12.2019
08:15 - 09:45
Mon 9.12.2019
08:15 - 09:45
Wed 11.12.2019
10:15 - 12:45


Compulsory in the Medical Microbiology Module and optional in the Environmental microbiology, Food microbiology and biotechnology, Virology, Microbial biotechnology and Microbiology modules of the Master’s Programme in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology. Other students interested in molecular biology can also take the course.

The students must have completed their EQ6 studies.

Introduction to structural biology and biophysics

The student will understand and communicate science at the forefront of evolution of microbial pathogenesis to peers and throughout reach to local school students.

First or second year of MSc studies

Period II every year

The course covers recent advances in evolution of microbial pathogenesis

Original literature in molecular microbiology

Active participation in discussions during the seminar sessions. Review and guidance in the preparation of the presentation from the course facilitators and from other participants. Seminar-related questions to reinforce the key points of each topic. Peer evaluation.

Score of 0-5 with the following % weights:

presentation skills, depth of knowledge, choice of materials (40%)

written answers given for the presentation (20%)

ability to give feedback to peers (10%)

abstract (10%)

group poster (10%) (all group members receive the same grade)

One theme is selected each year. The course consists of seminars given by the students, which are based on recent articles in evolution of microbial pathogenesis that they have read. Students write an abstract before their presentation. Students set, answer and evaluate questions on each seminar (peer review). The students prepare joint posters to highlight the common themes emerging from their seminars. The posters are presented to peers, to researchers and staff, and to school students involved in the BioPop programme.

Sarah Butcher

Replaces the former course 528035 Evolution of bacterial pathogens - a seminar 4 cr OR
528015 Evolution and Genomics of Pathogenic microbes 4 cr.