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