2010 Course Handbook
Microbiology is the study of microorganisms and underpins many other areas of contemporary sciences such as medicine and biotechnology. This unit provides an introduction to the biological diversity of cells, from bacteria to plant and animal cell cultures with a focus on special features and capabilities of microorganisms. We discuss the role of microorganisms in natural environments and the ways they have been employed for practical benefits across the life sciences and industry. Lecture topics include the history of microbiology, microbial cell structure and function, microbial genetics and biodiversity, microbial growth, and applied and industrial microbiology. The hands-on laboratory sessions provide the students with essential skills and techniques used in microbiology and demonstrate principles taught in the lectures. This unit will be excellent for students majoring in biomolecular sciences, biology, environmental sciences and medical sciences.
D2 - Day; Offered in the second half-year
|Staff Contact(s):||Professor Helena Nevalainen|
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
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