Ability to use microorganisms to produce products or treat pollutants.
Ability to identify the basic categories and ability to grow microorganisms.
Formulation of models for microbial growth, nutrients and pollutants depletion and products production.
Ability to be involved in developing new biotechnological products.
Professional use of microorganisms and ethical behavior.
Ability to cooperate with multidisciplinary teams.
Ability to prepare and present projects.
Basic knowledge in biology is preferable
Introduction to Microbiology. Historical overview of Microbiology. Major contributions of various individuals who have contributed to the study of microbiology.
Cellular Biochemistry. Chemical components of cells. Comparison of the cell components of eukaryons and prokaryons. Structure and functions of the cell components of prokaryons. Prokaryotic Diversity. Principles of classification. Classification system used to identify bacteria. Microscopic observation and identification of bacteria.
Methods and techniques used to study and examine microbes. Use of various types of microscopy, stains, and media for study of bacteria.
Introduction to bacteria. Bacterial cell structure. Bacterial morphology and physiology. Phylogeny of bacteria. Bacterial Metabolism. Principles of nutrition. Major catabolic and anabolic pathways. Regulation of metabolism. Microbial Growth and Reproduction. Growth of bacterial populations. Control of bacterial growth and factors that influence it. Enzyme structure, function and regulation. endospore formation.
Viruses and disease. Virus structure and replication mechanisms. Specific viral pathogens, disease, treatment and protection. Morphology and growth of fungi. Morphology and growth of yeasts. Morphology and growth of algae. Use of aseptic technique, culturing techniques, and stains. Observe and interpret experimental results. Topics in Applied Microbiology. Examples: food microbiology, industrial microbiology, environmental bioremediation.
LECTURES: 3 h/w
Total Module Workload (ECTS Standards):
Written examination counts for 60% while the project counts for 40% of the final grade
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2. Βιολογία των μικροοργανισμών, Τόμος Ι, Madigan M.T, Παν. Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, 2008.