This course is discontinued

BIO4170 – Recent literature in microbial evolutionary genomics

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Course content

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.

Learning outcome

Students gain knowledge about state-of-the-art research within evolutionary biology of microbes , with a special focus on genome evolution of microbes.


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If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

PhD-students must register for BIO9170 – Recent literature in microbial evolutionary genomics (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

Resit an examination

This subject offer new examination in the beginning of the
subsequent term for candidates who withdraw during an ordinary
examination or fail an ordinary examination. For general information
about new examination, see reglement for utsatt og ny eksamen ved MN-fakultetet
and the english version of the examination rules.

We also offer postponed examination after legitimate absence.

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.

Periodic evaluation Autumn 2012.

Facts about this course






Every autumn


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)