MMI 590 - Advanced Techniques in Microbiology and Immunology

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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

This lab-based course will introduce students to advanced molecular techniques for the examination of host-microbial interactions. Students will be introduced to the principles and applications of molecular and diagnostic techniques for the characterization of interactions between host cells and microbial pathogens. Key techniques include flow cytometry, fluorescence imaging, high-throughput RNA interference assays and high-content imaging. Upon completion, students will be required to design a proposal for the integration of course techniques with their thesis research projects. Prerequisite: consent of department. Credit cannot be given for 590 if students have already received credit for 490.

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