Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Chemistry & Molec Biosciences

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

Internal

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours

Prerequisite

MICR2000

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Practical writeups and mid & end of semester examinations

Course coordinator

Prof. John Fuerst

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

Microbial diversity & its importance in biotechnology as a source of novel processes, enzymes & products. Molecular methods for estimating extent of microbial diversity of natural microbial communities (e.g. water, soil, hot springs, animal digestive tracts), including use of informational macromolecules such as 16S rRNA. Principles and applications of metagenomics. Microbial enzymes in biocatalysis, directed evolution and microbial aspects of nanotechnology. Environmental processes catalysed by microorganisms & their exploitation for pollution control e.g. wastewater biotechnology, and other principles and processes using microbiology to contribute to environmental health and ecosystem sustainability (e.g. biofuel production).

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2020 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile