cod. 1006057

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - First semester
- Gabriele Andrea LUGLI - Marco VENTURA
Academic discipline
Microbiologia generale (BIO/19)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
72 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

It allows students to focus on the problems and solutions necessary to understand the biology phenomena occurring in the bacteria. It provides a multi-sectorial approach (microbial genomics and microbial ecology) for an effective understanding of bacterial biology and evolution in the probiotics field.


No prerequisite are needed

Course unit content

This course familiarizes students with concepts, techniques and issues related to applied microbiology.
It provides students an understanding of main phenomena occurring in complex microbial communities with respect their interaction with the environment.

Full programme

Short description of bacteriology

Interaction of bacteria with the environment

Assessing of the biodiversity of complex microbial communities

The intestinal, oral, vaginal and skin microbiota in humans

Metagenomics approaches to investigate the functionality of the intestinal microbiota

The intestinal microbiota and microbial dysbiosis

Microbial genomics as a mean to discovery bacterial adaptation to the intestinal ecological niche

Probiotic bacteria

Probiogenomics and Pathogenomics

Examples of next generation of probiotic bacteria


Biologia dei Microrganismi, Deho', Galli, CEA

Teaching methods

Frontal lesson with projection of didactic material, copy of which will be supplied to the students

Assessment methods and criteria

The appraisal is based on oral examination, starting with the exposure of an argument chosen by the student.

Other information

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