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