Brian Lanoil

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Biological Sciences

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

MICRB 423 - Extreme Microbiology

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

This advanced microbiology course will cover selected topics of life in extreme environments, with particular emphasis on diversity, evolutionary and physiological adaptations, methodology for studying extreme environments, the effective limits of life, implications for biogeochemical cycling, and astrobiology. Examples of adaptation to specific environments will be the focus of student projects. Oral presentations required. Prerequisites: BIOL 322 or any 300 level MICRB course or consent of instructor. Note: MICRB 423 and 523 cannot both be taken for credit.

LECTURE B1 (72394) Download syllabus
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
TH 11:00 - 12:20 (NRE 2-016)


MICRB 523 - Advanced Extreme Microbiology

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

This advanced microbiology course will cover selected topics of life in extreme environments, with particular emphasis on diversity, evolutionary and physiological adaptations, methodology for studying extreme environments, the effective limits of life, implications for biogeochemical cycling, and astrobiology. Examples of adaptation to specific environments will be the focus of student projects. Oral presentations required. Lectures are the same as for MICRB 423, but with an additional assignment and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. MICRB 423 and 523 cannot both be taken for credit.

LECTURE B1 (72396) Download syllabus
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
TH 11:00 - 12:20 (NRE 2-016)


MICRB 320 - Microbial Ecology

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

A broad range of topics in microbial ecology are covered including aquatic and terrestrial habitats, the influence of health and disease on the human microbiome, symbiosis and pathogenesis in environmental systems, and the application of ecological theory to microbial populations and communities. Prerequisite: MICRB 265. Pre- or corequisite: BIOL 208, or consent of instructor.

LECTURE B1 (72386) Download syllabus
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
TH 14:00 - 15:20 (GSB 2-11)