BIO9170 – Recent literature in microbial evolutionary genomics
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course will focus on evolutionary biology of microbes – both microeukaryotes like fungi and protists, as well as bacteria. A special emphasis will be on genome evolution of microbes studied through genomics and transcriptomics analyses. Further, bioinformatics analyses of the data will be highlighted. The teaching is based on biweekly literature colloquia where the students present and discuss recent articles within the field. Also essays (in the form of written summaries of articles) will be obligatory.
Students gain knowledge about state-of-the-art research within evolutionary biology of microbes , with a special focus on genome evolution of microbes.
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
5 credits overlap with BIO4170 – Recent literature in microbial evolutionary genomics (discontinued)
Colloqia. Two presentations and two essays.
Oral exam. The presentations and the essays must be passed to take the final exam.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
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Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.