Graduate Courses

Updated August 17th, 2021:

Please, note that due to ongoing regulations due to the COVID-19 Pandemics, the Microbiology graduate courses may be delivered online or in-person.  Stay tuned for new information

Course numbers and CRNs can be found by searching the Class Schedule link at https://aurora.umanitoba.ca/.

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MBIO 7010 – Graduate Seminar in Microbiology 1 (MSc students, Mandatory)

The goal of this course is to train students to effectively communicate science, particularly in the form of a seminar. The students will attend departmental seminars covering areas of interest to the faculty and students in the graduate Microbiology program. The students will then discuss the seminars in a separate class. The students will also deliver oral presentations on their research topics and will write an assignment.

Fall 2021: Register for  MBIO 7010, Graduate Seminar in Microbiology through Aurora. Students outside the program need permission from Instructors and Head.

Instructors for the Fall Term: Dr. Deb Court,  and Dr. Karen Brassinga  Instructors for the Winter Term: Dr. Ivan Oresnik and Dr. Pavel Dibrov. The seminars will be on Tuesdays at 2:30-4:30 PM. If necessary, some seminars may be delivered on Thursdays 2:30-4:30 PM.  Starting date will be announced soon.

MBIO 7020 – Graduate Seminar in Microbiology 2 (PhD Students, Mandatory)

The goal of this course is train students to effectively communicate science, particularly in the form of a seminar. The students will attend departmental seminars covering areas of interest to the faculty and students in the graduate Microbiology program. The students will then discuss the seminars in a separate class. The students will also deliver oral presentations on papers outside their field and will write assignments.

Fall 2021: Register for  MBIO 7020, Graduate Seminar in Microbiology, PhD component (Register through Aurora). Students outside the program need the permission of Instructors and Head.

Instructors for the Fall Term: Dr. Deb Court,  and Dr. Karen Brassinga  Instructors for the Winter Term: Dr. Ivan Oresnik and Dr. Pavel Dibrov. The seminars will be on Tuesdays at 2:30-4:30 PM. If necessary, some seminars may be delivered on Thursdays 2:30-4:30 PM.  Starting date will be announced soon.

MBIO 7030 – Graduate Seminar in Microbiology 3 (for students in need of extra credits)

This course is available only upon discussion with the supervisor and permission of Instructors and Head.

MBIO 7040 – Graduate Microbiology (MSc Mandatory)

Topics and methodologies in the field of microbiology will be covered. The course format include five modules:

Navigating Graduate Studies  (Dr. Cardona), Environmental Microbiology (Dr. Uguayari), Bioinformatics (Dr. Hausner), Structural Biology (Dr. Prehna), and Eukaryotic Molecular Techniques (Dr. Pelka)

Fall 2021: Register for MBO 7040 Graduate Microbiology through Aurora. Students outside the program need permission of Instructors and Head. Course coordinator: Dr. Court  Starting date will be announced soon.

MBIO 7050 – Environmental Microbiology (PhD students)

MBIO 7060 – Microbial Interactions (PhD students)

MBIO 7070 – Industrial Bioprocessing (PhD students)

MBIO 7100 – Advanced Molecular Biology (PhD students)

The different topics are covered by performing oral presentations and writing literature reviews.

Fall 2021: Register through Aurora with the corresponding number, depending on the topic of interest. Students outside the program need permission of Instructors and Head.  Course coordinators : Dr. Pavel Dibrov and Dr. Ayush Kumar

MBIO 7200 – Macromolecular Structure Analysis (PhD students)

This course introduces the principles of X-ray crystallography as applied to the study of protein and nucleic acid structure. Protein crystallization and practical aspects of X-ray diffraction, structure determination and analysis are covered. This course is suitable for students with a background in microbiology, biochemistry or chemistry.  Not offered in the academic year 2021 -2022