The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease

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Doel vak

1. 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
industrial applications.

Inhoud vak

During 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.


- 10 lectures (obligatory) including a 4-5 p. perspective
- Visit to the Micropia (


- 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

Vereiste voorkennis

Molecular Biology


A collection of selected publications will be made available on the
Canvas site.


MSc students Biomolecular Sciences and Biomedical Sciences

Overige informatie

Venue: 'de Volharding' in 'ARTIS' (Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

All attendees need to register for the course shortly before it starts via the 'student' button on the ARTIS-Micropia website:

Aanbevolen voorkennis

General and Molecular Microbiology

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_1021
Studiepunten 3 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 500
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. R. Kort
Examinator prof. dr. ir. R. Kort

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