LMP1208H: Molecular clinical microbiology and infectious diseases
Who can attend
You must be registered in our graduate program (PhD or MSc) to attend this course.
You are expected to have a background in infectious diseases, microbiology and molecular biology.
You will learn about:
- genomic/proteomic applications for the diagnosis, control, and management of infectious diseases.
- practical and theoretical aspects of the specialist area of medical microbiology and the necessary skills to undertake individual and collaborative research in this field.
- new methods including next-generation sequencing, high resolution proteomics, and bioinformatics.
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Timings and location
This course is offered every year in the Winter term.
Wednesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (two lectures per session)
Location: Synchronous online delivery (Zoom)
Student presentation of a current research paper - 30%
Written critiques of scientific papers discussed in lectures - 20%
Participation - 10%
Take-home research proposal (report will be due 60 days after assignment) - 40%
Late submissions will incur a penalty of a 5% reduction in marks for each day late.
A lecture takes place at 9:30 am and at 11:00 am in each session.
|January 13, 2021||
9:30 am: Introduction
|January 20, 2021||
9:30 am: Genomics and bioinformatics in public health microbiology
11 am: Genomics applied to the study of bacterial epidemics
|January 27, 2021||
9:30 am: New generation sequencing strategies applied to pathogen discovery
11 am: The pulmonary microbiota and human health
|February 3, 2021||
9:30 am: Molecular testing in routine clinical microbiology laboratories: an epidemiologist’s perspective
11 am: Molecular methods in a hospital microbiology laboratory
|February 10, 2021||
9:30 am: Responding to emerging infectious diseases on a public health level
11 am: COVID-19 & Influenza - molecular approaches
|February 17, 2021||
9:30 am: Understanding HIV transmission
11 am: Molecular Approaches to Medical Parasitology
|February 24, 2021||
9:30 am: Molecular evolution of antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae
11 am: Molecular and proteomic applications in clinical mycology
|March 3, 2021||
9:30 am: Molecular detection and dissemination of antibiotic resistance
11 am: Discovery of new antimicrobial agents
|March 10, 2021||
9:30 am: COVID-19 serology
11 am: Hepatitis
|March 17, 2021||
9:30 am: Understanding vaccine effectiveness using laboratory data
11 am: Vaccine efficiency - Measles
|March 24, 2021||
9:30 am: Molecular microbiology and vaccine development
11 am: Vaccine development and formulation: an industrial perspective