BIOL 4620: Spring 2013 Tentative Course Schedule

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Oct 1, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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BIOL 4620: Spring 2013 Tentative Course Schedule

The schedule is a work in progress
(tentative)
and may change over the course of the
semester. Updates will be announced in class or over email. It is up to you to keep up
with the schedule and schedule changes.

Dates

LECTURE TOPICS

READING

Lab



1/
8



Lecture 1:
An introduction to
AEM


No Lab

1/10
-
1/22

Unit 1: Genomics and
Bioinformatics

Chapter 12 and
other papers

1/17
-
1/22 (Bring your
computers)

Bioinformatics and E. coli

1/24
-
2/14


Unit 2: Metabolic Diversity
and Commercial Biocatalysis


Chapters 13
-
15
and other papers

2/12
-
2/14 (Cheese)
Location
will be announced.

2/19

Midterm Exam over Intro.,
Unit I and Unit II



2/
21
-
3
/
21

Unit 3: Microbial Ecology

Chapters 22
-
25

Isolation of antibiotic
producing bacteria and
antibiotic screening 3/19
-
3/21.

3/26
-
4/11

Unit 4: Common Source
microbial diseases and control
of microbial growth

Chapters 35, 36
and 26 and other
papers

Probiotics

4/16
-
4/25

Unit 5: Prokaryotic Diversity
and Phylogeny

TBA

Computer lab/phylogenetic
trees

5/2

10:15
a.m.

Final Exam (Comprehensive
Units 1
-
5)