Valid from: Spring 2015
Decided by: FN2/Eva Nordberg-Karlsson
Date of establishment: 2015-05-20
Division: Applied Microbiology
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English
The aim is to provide deep and theoretical knowledge about the physiology, function and exploitation potential of living microbial cells.
Knowledge and Understanding
For a passing grade the doctoral student must
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, analysed, 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
The course will provide the PhD student a profound knowledge on the relationships between microorganisms, their function in nature, their application in industry and their potential for solving environmental problems. The course covers the metabolism and genetics of the cell, microbial diversity, and the use of microbes for industrial production and bioremediation.
Microbiology (9th edition). McGraw-Hill, 2014. ISBN 9780073402406.
Web site: http://www.mhhe.com/prescott
Type of instruction: Self-study literature review. There are 4 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 1.5 semesters. Language: The course will be given in English
Examination formats: Oral exam, seminars given by participants.
There are 4 sessions of oral examination in the presence of two teachers. 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 goals.
Grading scale: Failed, pass
Admission requirements: competence in biology or biotechnology
Assumed prior knowledge: Microbiology, Biochemistry
Selection criteria: Selection takes place after a personal meeting
Maximum 3-4 PhD students. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) tel. 2229693
Course coordinator: Ed van Niel <email@example.com>