Molecular and cellular microbiology

A.Y. 2018/2019
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/18 BIO/19
Language
English
Learning objectives
The main aim of the course is to illustrate how to translate some molecular and cellular aspects of bacteria into biotechnological applications
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Course syllabus
This course will deal with several biotechnological aspects of the molecular and cellular microbiology regarding: i) modern methods of genomics and functional genomics (e.g. DNA- and RNA-sequencing, metagenomics, transcriptomics, metatranscriptomics), ii) gene regulation at post-transcriptional level and gene silencing mediated by antisense oligomers, iii) phage therapy, iv) development of whole cell biosensors, v) anti-horizontal gene transfer mechanisms and their use for genome engineering.


REFERENCE MATERIAL
Bibliographic references including relevant original articles will be provided during the course. The slides shown during the classes will be available on Ariel web site.

PREREQUISITES AND EXAMINATION PROCEDURES
Have a good knowledge of molecular biology, genetics and microbiology. The purpose of the examination is to evaluate the acquisition by the student of the topics covered in the course and his ability to apply the gained knowledge. The methods of examination are assessed by a written test, consisting of some open-ended questions on topics covered in the course.


RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES
Basic knowledge of microbiology, genetics and molecular biology


TEACHING METHODS
Teaching Mode: Traditional. Interactive lectures, supported by slides
Attendance: highly recommended


LANGUAGE
English


PROGRAM INFORMATION
Copies of the slides presented in class and library materials will be available in Ariel web site


WEB PAGES
https://ariel.unimi.it/
BIO/18 - GENETICS - University credits: 0
BIO/19 - MICROBIOLOGY - University credits: 0
Lectures: 48 hours
Professor: Bertoni Giovanni
Professor(s)
Reception:
Every day from 9 am to 6 pm, by appointment
4th floor tower B, Dept. of Biosciences - via Celoria 26