APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND PROBIOGENOMICS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
It allows students to focus on the problems and solutions necessary to understand the biology phenomena occurring in the bacteria. It provides a multi-sectorial approach (microbial genomics and microbial ecology) for an effective understanding of bacterial biology and evolution in the probiotics field.
No prerequisite are needed
Course contents summary
This course familiarizes students with concepts, techniques and issues related to applied microbiology.
It provides students an understanding of main phenomena occurring in complex microbial communities with respect their interaction with the environment.
Short description of bacteriology
Interaction of bacteria with the environment
Assessing of the biodiversity of complex microbial communities
The intestinal, oral, vaginal and skin microbiota in humans
Metagenomics approaches to investigate the functionality of the intestinal microbiota
The intestinal microbiota and microbial dysbiosis
Microbial genomics as a mean to discovery bacterial adaptation to the intestinal ecological niche
Probiogenomics and Pathogenomics
Examples of next generation of probiotic bacteria
Biologia dei Microrganismi, Deho', Galli, CEA
Frontal lesson with projection of didactic material, copy of which will be supplied to the students
Assessment methods and criteria
The appraisal is based on written and oral examination, starting with the exposure of an argument chosen by the student.