Microbiome

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode WBBY060-05
Vaknaam Microbiome
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Microbiome
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1. describe the ecological interactions in the microbiome, with a special focus on plants, insects and humans.
2. explain the function of the microbiome, with a special focus on plants, insects and humans.
3. Assess and discuss relevant literature on the microbiome, microbial interactions and host-microbiome interactions, with a special focus on plants, insects and humans.
Omschrijving The microbiome consists of all the microbes in a host or in a specific environment. These microbes may affect a host to their benefit (e.g. symbionts), or their detriment (e.g. in the case of pathogens). The microbes in these environments interact, with each other, the host and the abiotic environment.
In this course you will learn about the microbes and their ecological interactions in different environments and hosts. We will focus specifically on the microbiome of plants, insects and humans, other organisms may be targeted according to the availability of external lecturers.

The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the concept of the microbiome, as well as microbial interactions and host-microbiome interactions.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Practisch werk (PRC)
(Traditional lecture 24 hrs, Presentation 40 hrs, Essay writing 40 hrs, Self study 36 hours)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Presentatie (P)
(P-40% (oral presentation for the whole group); AST-60% (essay). Essay and presentation both need to be higher than 5.5)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. J. Falcao Salles
Docent(en) dr. ir. M.G.J. de Vos ,prof. dr. J. Falcao Salles
Entreevoorwaarden The course units assumes prior knowledge and skills, acquired from the year 1 of the bachelor programme Biology.

PLEASE NOTE
Biology and Life Science & Technology (old curriculum) course units are only accessible for students of those degree programmes. Students from other degree programmes who would like to participate in Biology course units are obliged to contact one of the academic advisors before registration. After this contact, students have to request admission from the Board of Examiners Biology/Life Science & Technology. Failing to follow this procedure results in immediate unenrollment without prior notification.
Opmerkingen Capacity max: 60 students

During the presentations the presence is mandatory.
During the lectures the presence is not mandatory, however the grade depends for 10% on student participation during the lectures.
An essay needs to be written and handed in.

Dit vak had vorig jaar vakcode WBLS19042
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