MSc students from Biology, LS&T, MS&T
Coordinator: prof. Dr. G.P. van Wezel
Series of lectures, selection of research papers on related topics and workshops will be given on understanding how global regulatory networks govern gene expression in bacteria, with comparison to (lower) eukaryotes. We will look at how environmental signals (e.g. nutrients, stress) are translated to switch sets of genes on and off, and how this affects metabolism, competence, development and antibiotic production. Furthermore protein secretion will be discussed. Focus is on E. coli, Bacillus, Streptomyces and fungi. This course includes workshops on use of the databases and regulon prediction programs and writing of a research proposal.
Course objectives: Provide an up-to-date overview of the latest results published on the topics discussed during the lectures. Students will learn to use this knowledge in answering typical research questions and to apply their knowhow in writing a concise research proposal.
From 10 February to 4 April 2014. The detailed timetable will be available on Blackboard.
Total number of contact hours
25 contact hours
Mode of instruction
Lectures and workshops
Written exam based on the lectures and a selection of review papers on topics discussed during the lectures. Students write a research proposal based on literature study and information obtained from research groups that participate in GRNB.
Blackboard will be used for communication.
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