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Course, academic year 2019/2020
  
Advanced microbiology - M320042
Title: Pokročilá mikrobiologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (320)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Guarantor: Lipov Jan Ing. Ph.D.
Ulbrich Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Leonhardt Tereza Ing. Ph.D.
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Leonhardt Tereza Ing. Ph.D. (23.01.2018)
Advanced Microbiology course is a continuation of the basic courses of Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular biology. The course seeks to expand the knowledge of students in the field of virology, including epidemiological, mechanistic and chemotherapeutic aspects. The biology of protozoa, algae, fungi and lichens will be also discussed, with focus on taxonomy and phylogeny of this vast group of eukaryotes. Taxonomy and phylogeny will be discussed briefly with further focus both adverse and beneficial roles.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Leonhardt Tereza Ing. Ph.D. (23.01.2018)

Students will learn the most recent trends from the world of viruses, protozoa, algae, fungi and lichens. They will become familiar with the taxonomy and phylogeny of eukaryotes and will learn the importance of these organisms in both natural and anthropogenic settings. Students will also gain a deeper knowledge about the function of viruses, trends in research, and antiviral therapy.

Literature -
Last update: Leonhardt Tereza Ing. Ph.D. (23.01.2018)

Knipe, D.M., Howley, P.M.: Fields Virology (4th ed.), Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013, 9781451105636.

Deacon, J.W.: Fungal Biology, 4th Edition, Blackwell Publishing, 2013, 9781405130660

Graham, L.E., Graham, J.M., Wilcox, L.W., Cook, M.E.: Algae (Third Edition), LJLM Press, 2016, 9780986393532.

Learning resources -
Last update: Leonhardt Tereza Ing. Ph.D. (23.01.2018)

www.sciencemag.org

www.sciencenews.org

Syllabus -
Last update: Leonhardt Tereza Ing. Ph.D. (14.02.2018)

1. Classification of viruses by their tropism, host and genome type.

2. Virus particle structures.

3. Life cycle and its mechanisms of selected representatives of DNA viruses.

4. Life cycle and its mechanisms of selected representatives of RNA viruses.

5. Another groups – bacteriophages; human endogenous retroviruses; virophages; prions.

6. Basic principles and strategies of antiviral therapy; viruses and gene therapy.

7. Taxonomy of eukaryotes, phylogenetics

8. Fungi as animal, plant and insect parasites and their use in biotechnology

9. Saprophytic fungi and their role in nutrient cycling

10. Mycorrhizal fungi – indispensable companions of plants

11. Algae and their use in biotechnology

12. Lichen – more than a fungus plus algae

13. Protozoa – friend and foe

14. Frontiers in microbiology

Registration requirements -
Last update: Ulbrich Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (23.01.2018)

Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Ulbrich Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (24.01.2018)

written exam (test)

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 100

 
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