Introductory Microbiology University of Tsukuba
This lecture will introduce you basic microbiology including; 1, Diversity of microorganisms 2, Cell-structures 3, Metabolisms 4, Genetics 5, Their use in our life
This course will introduce students to microbiology starting with a historical perspective of their discovery, moving into diversity and classifications of microorganisms. We will discuss bacterial anatomy, growth, metabolism, isolation and culture of environmental organisms and screening. We will explore how microorganisms have been used and are currently used industrially, their role in global element cycles, and bio-remediation. Finally, we will address the central dogma, bacterial genetics and gene regulation, and metagenomic analysis. The objective of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of topics listed below, as well as and a framework for understanding the fundamental importance of microorganisms for life on earth. We also aim to teach students to think critically about current research topics.
Subject-specific Competences 1. Systematic expertise, Subject-specific Competences 2. Refinement representing Foundation of Major.
Spoken English (we will have discussions and everyone is expected to participate). Ability to present using Powerpoint.
Assignments and Final Exam (50%) In class discussion and presentation (50%)
On-demand lectures will roughly follow the outline given in Course Content. Certain content will span multiple classes.Introduction and Historical PerspectivesClassification of MicroorganismsBacterial Anatomy (+ motility), Growth and Metabolism, Isolation and Culture, Group behavior and biofilms, and ScreeningExploration of the uses of bacteria (traditional and industrial)Bacterial Anatomy and MetabolismMicroorganisms and the Environment, Global Element Cycles, BioremediationCentral Dogma, Gene regulation, Metagenome analysis
Online Course Requirement
Utada Shinichi Andrew
Site for Inquiry
Link to the syllabus provided by the university