Improving knowledge in microbiology and molecular biology by focusing on selected high-impacted topics in microbiology.
Improving interactive knowledge by reducing ex-cathedra teaching and by provoking students' efforts in searching for scientific data.
Developing capacities for critical reading, extracting and processing of scientific informations by introducing students in preparing their own presentation and a short assay on a topic of choice, according to the particular student's interest.
1. Nobel Prize awarded discoveries in microbiology
2. Marine viruses - major players in the global ecosystem
3. Viruses possessing divided genome - a strategy to match the molecular principles of eukaryotic cell
4. Molecular biology methods in detectin and identification of bacteria, viruses and subviral agents
5. Application of viruses, bacteria and their enzymes in genetic engineering
6. Small infective RNAs, without coding capacity
7. Viruses and human diseases
8. Pathogenic bacteria and human diseases
9. Bacteria and human health benefits
10. Reverse transcription - universal biological feture discovered on retroviruses
11. Vaccines, interferon, antiviral and antibacterial chemotherapeutics
12. Taxonomy of viruses and bacteria
13. Small bacteria and giant viruses - evolutionary position and impact
14. The role of viruses in DNA-emerging and development of cellular genome
Optional among lecture topics listed above, according to student's preferences