Research Trends in Biochemistry and Microbiology - P320008
Title: Trendy v biochemickém a mikrobiologickém výzkumu
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (320)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:0
E-Credits: summer s.:0
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: AP320008
Examination dates   
Annotation -
Last update: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D. (11.05.2018)
An interactive course focused on current research trends in the areas of biochemical and microbiological research with emphasis on topical and fundamental discoveries and new, state-of-the-art experimental strategies. The course consists of independent lectures on subjects inspired by recent publications in top journals, followed by facilitated discussions. Specific topics of lectures are not usually repeated year-round, teachers select them based on the progress in relevant scientific fields. Lectures are prepared and delivered by students under the guidance of teachers; the lectures on selected topics will be delivered by invited experts. In the introductory lecture, the students are acquainted with the lecture topics plan, which may be a subject to modification based on the discussions of the proposals from the students. The sessions can be organized in semester weeks or as a block "miniconference".
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D. (11.05.2018)

The student will get an up-to-date knowledge about and relevant context of the latest achievements, methodological approaches, trends in microbiological and biochemical sciences in selected areas.

Students will gain competencies in the critical evaluation of the impacts of the achieved level of knowledge in the context of the published data and in the assessment of the challenges and future thrusts in the respective research areas. Students will also benefit from the enhancement of their presentation skills.

Literature -
Last update: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D. (11.05.2018)

Review articles and original research papers in journals from the Nature Research (Nature, Nature Methods etc.), Science Journals and other leading journals in the microbiology, biochemistry and closely related sciences.

Learning resources -
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Chapters in monographs available on

Teaching methods -
Last update: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D. (11.05.2018)

Lectures on the topic prepared by students, lectures by invited experts, scientific discussion, self-study.

Requirements to the exam -
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Syllabus -
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Presented and discussed topics will focus on advances in fields covering research on cell and molecular biology [in bacteria, archebacteria, fungi, plants and humans], microbiomes and (meta)genomes, intercellular communication and signaling, population dynamics, extremophiles, plant and animal pathogens and viruses and the host-pathogen/virus interactions, evolution of organisms, modern therapies and diagnostics, immunology, production and bioconversion of valuable substances, climatic changes and the impacts of environmental pollution.

Entry requirements -
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Registration requirements -
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Course completion requirements -
Last update: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D. (11.05.2018)

Presentation of a lecture on a given topic, oral exam (the exam involves also a defense of students´ expert essay on the lecture topic).