Course Objective1. After the lecture series the students obtained insight in:
- The historical development of microbiological sciences
- Techniques to explore the human microbiome
- Human – Microbe interactions in Health and Disease
- Metabolic strategies of microorganisms
- Interventions with probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics
2. Students have gained experience on thinking and writing about the
impact of microbes on either our environment, human health, or
Course ContentDuring 10 lectures, the enormous diversity of microbial life will become
evident. The lectures will include a number of ways to explore microbial
life forms associated with our body, in particular, related to health
disease. Applications of our knowledge on the human microbiota for
diagnostics, prognostics and interventions will be discussed.
Teaching Methods- 10 lectures (obligatory) including a 4-5 p. perspective
- Visit to the Micropia ( https://www.micropia.nl)
Method of Assessment- Each student will write a perspective (approximately 4-5 pages) about
a medical or industrial application of a human microbial science.
- The best proposal wins the Annual Microbiome Award
Entry RequirementsMolecular Biology
LiteratureA collection of selected publications will be made available on the
Target AudienceMSc students Biomolecular Sciences and Biomedical Sciences
Additional InformationVenue: 'de Volharding' in 'ARTIS' (Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ
Custom Course RegistrationAll attendees need to register for the course shortly before it starts via the 'student' button on the ARTIS-Micropia website: https://www.micropia.nl.
Recommended background knowledgeGeneral and Molecular Microbiology
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. R. Kort|
|Examiner||prof. dr. ir. R. Kort|
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
This course is also available as: