This course provides hands-on experience on the main techniques used in microbiology and immunology. The course allows graduate and undergraduate students to acquire the necessary experience to continue their careers in academy or in industry. Focus on implementing aseptic technique, determination of bacterial growth and viability, and identification of microorganisms by several methods and yeast fermentation. Antibody properties will be explored and exploited, including antigen-antibody reaction, purification, and denaturation. Immunodetection of microorganisms, ELISA, and co-immunoprecipitation.
[(BIOL 225 with min. grade of D) OR (BIOL 533 with min. grade of C)]