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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

Classroom sessions and practicals will illustrate the variety and importance of microbes, with an emphasis on human health. We will isolate, grow and identify bacteria from different sources, see how they move, investigate how antibiotics work and how resistance is spread. We will also delve into the world of pathogens and 'unculturables', and touch on the latest developments that are revolutionising the way we view microbes. Taught in the Department of Biochemistry (1km, c.15 mins walk). NB. You are advised not to do this course if you are immunecompromised as it may involve handling pathogen cultures.


Course dates

16 Jul 2018 to 20 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

25 Jun 2018


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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