Advanced Molecular Microbiology

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Credits

15

Module code

BS42009

Semester 2

The aim of this module is to provide specialised and research-based insight into advanced molecular microbiology. It will extend and build on knowledge gained in Levels 1-3 and will provide extensive opportunities for you to engage with active researchers and primary research literature in areas of topical interest and importance in the field. By successful completion, you will have gained an appreciation and understanding of important topics and current research approaches in molecular microbiology.

After completing this module, you should be able to explain the molecular principles that underlie key traits and processes in microorganisms and should be able to evaluate and refer to relevant primary research sources. In particular:

  • how microbes adhere to surfaces
  • how bacteria secrete proteins
  • how the microbial cell wall is formed
  • the biotechnological applications of microbial metal and mineral transformations