Graduate Courses

MBIO 7010       Graduate Seminar in Microbiology 1

Seminars covering areas of interest to the faculty and students in the graduate Microbiology programme, and current developments in the broad field of microbiology (including microbial physiology, environmental microbiology, virology, pathogenicity, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, and cell culture). Open to all qualified students by permission of the Microbiology department head.

MBIO 7020       Graduate Seminar in Microbiology 2

Seminars covering areas of interest to the faculty and students in the graduate Microbiology program, and current developments in the broad field of microbiology (including microbial physiology, environmental microbiology, virology, pathogenicity, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, and cell culture). Open to all qualified students by permission of the Microbiology department head.

MBIO 7030       Graduate Seminar in Microbiology 3

Seminars covering areas of interest to the faculty and students in the graduate Microbiology programme, and current developments in the broad field of microbiology (including microbial physiology, environmental microbiology, virology, pathogenicity, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, and cell culture). Open to all qualified students by permission of the Microbiology department head.

MBIO 7040      Graduate Microbiology

Topics and current developments in the field of microbiology will be covered. A combined discussion, seminar and written exam format may be used. Inquire at the department for availability.

MBIO 7050       Environmental Microbiology

Topics and current developments in the field of environmental microbiology will be covered. A combined lecture, discussion, assignment and seminar format may be used.  Not offered in 2013-14.

MBIO 7060     Microbial Interactions

Topics and current developments in the field of microbial interactions will be covered.

MBIO 7070      Bioprocessing

This course allows students with a background in either biological sciences or engineering to gain an understanding of biochemical engineering processes used to enable important chemical conversions by biological systems. Topics include bioprocessing for production of biofuels, bioplastics, and biopharmaceuticals, upstream processing technologies, fermentation and bioreactor systems, and downstream processing for product recovery. These will be related to present or potential industrial applications. This course is also offered in the Department of Biosystems Engineering as BIOE 7180. MBIO 7070 cannot be held with BIOE 7180.

MBIO 7100      Advanced Concepts in Molecular Biology

Recent advances in the molecular basis and control of gene activity; information transfer and molecular evolution. Not offered in 2013-14.

MBIO 7200      Macromolecular Structure Analysis

This course introduces the principles of X-ray crystallography as applied to the study of protein and nucleic acid structure. Protein crystallization and practical aspects of X-ray diffraction, structure determination and analysis are covered. This course is suitable for students with a background in microbiology, biochemistry or chemistry.  Not offered in 2013-14.