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BIO4160 – Recent literature in microbial ecology and metagenomics

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Course content

Key topics within microbial ecology and metagenomics analyses will be addressed through literature studies. Both metagenomics analyses of microeukaryotes like fungi and protists, as well as bacteria, will be emphasized. 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.

Learning outcome

Students gain knowledge about state-of-the-art research within microbial ecology and metagenomics, with a special focus on metagenomics analyses of microeukaryotes.


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PhD-students must register for BIO9160 – Recent literature in microbial ecology and metagenomics (discontinued). Please contact the student administration office.


Colloqia. One presentation and one project work.


Oral exam. The presentation and the project must be passed to take the final exam.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Periodic evaluation Spring 2012.

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