BENA2007 Methods in molecular microbiology (5 cr)
Students will learn basic techniques in molecular microbiology through working in the laboratory. Students will learn principle techniques of recombinant-DNA -technology including DNA extraction, PCR, cloning and sequencing. Students will also learn to compare their obtained data to sequence databanks. Students participate in lectures and prepare a seminar to describe the different methods used in the laboratory to their classmates.
After completing this course, the student
- has basic skills to perform DNA-techniques in practice.
- understands steps in recombinant-DNA techniques, and the relevance of positive and negative control reactions.
- has basic knowledge on Sanger sequencing, sequence data analysis and bioinformatic search.
- knows the general practices in writing lab book and lab reports.
Description of prerequisites
The course material will be given at the beginning of the course.
Teaching (5 cr)
Lectures, seminars, laboratory work, laboratory logbook and report.