Laboratory experiments will teach important concepts and provide students with hands-on experience in working safely with medically-important bacteria and viruses. Valuable not only for advanced work in microbiology but also in related fields that make use of bacteria and viruses as research tools. Topics include molecular techniques for identification and characterization of bacteria and viruses, biofilms, antibiotic resistance, host response to infection, viral vectors, how bacteria communicate with each other and their environment.
Please Note: The lab section P0101 is offered Tuesday 9AM-12PM in both terms. P0201 is offered Tuesday 9AM-12PM in the first term, and Tuesday 2PM-5PM in the second term. P0201 will be offered if numbers exceed capacity in P0101. Capacity in second term is determined by the need to work in biological safety cabinets which are limited in number.
Prerequisite: BIO120H1, BIO230H1; BIO260H1/HMB265H1
Corequisite: MGY377H1, MGY378H1
Course Coordinator: Dr. Martha Brown
Offered: September 2015 to April 2016
Lecture: Mondays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Medical Sciences Building, Room 4279)
Lab: P0101: Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in fall term (3381, Medical Sciences Building). P0201: Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in fall term, and Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in winter term (3381, Medical Sciences Building)