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Module

MMB8016 : Molecular Microbiology

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Waldemar Vollmer
  • Lecturer: Dr Seamus Holden, Professor Jeff Errington, Dr Richard Daniel, Professor Brendan Kenny, Professor Anil Wipat, Dr Kevin Waldron, Professor Nikolay Zenkin, Dr Henrik Strahl von Schulten, Professor Heath Murray
  • Owning School: FMS Graduate School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aim of this module is to provide an up to date understanding of how the use of model organisms representative of the diversity of the bacterial sub-kingdom are helping to elucidate central biological questions, such as the control and regulation of cell division and of gene expression. The module will comprise a series of lectures and seminars that discuss novel concepts within the field of molecular microbiology.

Outline Of Syllabus

Each interactive seminar will comprise a two-hour session

1. Module Introduction and seminar; Bacterial cell wall synthesis
2. Bacterial cell wall architecture and coordination mechanisms
3. The bacterial cell wall - and life without it
4. Bacterial cell division; protein localisation tolerance
5. Control of DNA replication in bacteria
6. Mechanistic aspects of transcription
7. Bacterial mechanisms of cellular metal homeostasis
8. Bacterial pathogenesis
9. Bioinformatics and Bacteria

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable