A significant responsibility of the Microbiology Group is to teach microbiology at the bachelor and master levels. Our microbiology courses cover topics that range from the biology of antibiotics to classical microbiology and from methodology to the molecular genetics of bacteria and their viruses. Undergraduate students also contribute to research: many of them finish their bachelor or master studies with a project work in one of our research laboratories. The master courses are also part of Advanced Microbiology Courses (AdMiCo), an effort to provide information about advanced microbiology courses throughout Sweden. Here is a leaflet with information about our master's programme in Microbiology (pdf).
We are engaged in the following courses:
We offer project works comprising 15, 30, 45 and 60 ECTS credits. If you are interested in doing a bachelor, master or other project work, you may find a research area of your interest on our research pages. You may also look at this list of degree projects supervised by the scientists of the Microbiology Group. We encourage you to contact any scientist at the Microbiology Group for more information. For general information about project work in biology and molecular biology, visit:
In the course, the students will get hands-on experience of protein production using prokaryotic cell-based expression systems. The course presents methods to express genes, which have gene products that are known, unknown or not well characterized, and to analyze the gene products. Theories behind the methods are discussed and experiments are performed. The methods to be presented include: affinity purification of tagged proteins; generation and analysis of gene fusions; molecular cloning; polymerase chain reaction; metabolic engineering, seleno-methionine incorporation for MAD phasing or 13C, 15N-metabolic labeling for NMR studies; optimization of recombinant gene expression in Escherichia coli. Strategies for improving production of "difficult" proteins will be presented. Lectures by the instructors will cover the current status of the gene expression field, and theoretical aspects of the methodology. Guest lecturers will discuss contemporary problems in proteome research and the use of non-crystallographic methods to determine topology of membrane proteins. Study format: lectures (ca 15 %), student presentations (ca 5 %), and laboratory exercises (ca 80 %).