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Details for the Course Syllabus for Course KMB001F valid from Autumn 2014

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  • English
  • Every autumn semester
  • The aim is to provide deep and theoretical knowledge about the structure, physiology, function and possibilities to exploit living microbial cells. With this deeper knowledge of relationships between microorganisms, and their structure and function in nature, the course also provides the PhD student to integrate this knowledge with microbial applications in industry and for solving environmental problems. The course covers the genetics and metabolism of the cell, microbial ecology, and the use of microbes for industrial production and bioremediation.
  • Microbiology is an exceptionally broad discipline encompassing specialities as diverse as biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, taxonomy, pathogenic bacteriology, food and industrial microbiology and ecology. The aim of “Advanced Microbiology” is to cover all aspects of microbiology during a series of seminars. The participants are limited to a maximum of four graduate students. Two teachers contribute in the seminars. The course ends with an oral presentation in public.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • • demonstrate significant knowledge and understanding of microbiology in general
    • demonstrate significant knowledge and understanding of microbial genetics and physiology and have molecular knowledge of proteins, metabolism and ecology
    • demonstrate significant knowledge and understanding of how microbes can be used for white biotechnology and for solving environment-related problems
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • carry out and orally present a literature project, in which different biochemistry and microbiology parts of the course are integrated, analyzed, synthesized, and discussed
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • present orally a critical and interdisciplinary report based on scientific papers
Types of Instruction
  • Self-study literature review
  • There are 5-6 oral examination sessions with all the participants and two teachers present. For each session PhD students prepare, by independent study from a designated part of the study book. During each session the PhD students will answer questions prepared by the teachers. For the oral presentation each PhD student prepares a seminar based on a literature study of a topic related to microbiology. In total the course takes place over 2 semesters.
Examination Formats
  • Oral exam
  • Seminars given by participants
  • There are 5-6 sessions of oral examination over 2 semesters. At the end of the course each PhD student prepares and presents a seminar with a topic within microbiology. Each candidate will be assessed according to the learning outcomes.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
  • Needs to be registered as a PhD student
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • Introduction in: chemistry and organic chemistry, microbiology and biochemistry
Selection Criteria
  • Prescott, L.M., Harley, J.P. & Klein, D.A.: “Microbiology” (8th edition). McGraw-Hill, 2011. ISBN 9780071102315.
  • Web site:
Further Information
  • Number of participants: maximum 4 PhD students
    Frequency: Once every year
    Course time: Sept to May (2 semesters)
    Registration: send an email to the contact person not later than one month before the start of the course (August).
    Course contact person: Ed van Niel ( tel. 2229693
    Examiners: Magnus Carlquist, Marie Gorwa-Grauslund, Catherine Paul, Peter Rådström, Jenny Schelin, Anders Sandström, Ed van Niel
Course code
  • KMB001F
Administrative Information
  •  -03-10
  • FN2/Eva Nordberg Karlsson

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