Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Microbiology

BIO-372

Lecturer(s) :

Language:

English

Remarque

pas donné en 2017-18

Summary

This course will provide an introduction to fundamental concepts in microbiology. Special emphasis will be given to the surprising and often counter-intuitive physical world inhabited by microorganisms.

Content

' The unexpected physics of being small

' Microbial cell structure, inside and out

' Microscale forces and microbial form

' Transmembrane transport phenomena

' Biomechanics of microbial appendages

' Microbial motility and microscale fluid mechanics

' Microbial taxis - random walks and directed motion

' Global nutrient and redox cycles

' Microbial metabolic symbiosis

' Symmetry breaking in microbial differentiation

' Molecular noise and microbial individuality

' Genetic networks and synthetic microbiology

' Fundamentals of virology

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Cycle propédeutique (semestres 1 et 2) et cycle bachelor (semestres 3 et 4) en Sciences et Technologies du Vivant

Recommended courses

Fluid Mechanics for SV, Structural Mechanics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures and group exercises

Expected student activities

Attendance of lectures, completion of written exercises in small working groups

Assessment methods

Written exam of 3 hours comprising 14 answers in short-essay format based on 14 questions (2 per week) selected from a list of 28 questions.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Brock Biology of Microorganisms 13th Edition, by Madigan MT, Martinko JM, Stahl DA, and Clark DP, Published by Benjamin Cummings (© 2012).

Ressources en bibliothèque
Moodle Link

In the programs

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