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Find - Grow - See - Beginners Microbiology Course 2019

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ASCUS Lab

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Edinburgh

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Find - Grow - See
Microbiology Course for Beginners
6.30pm – 9.00pm, Mondays, 14th Oct - 11th Nov 2019

Did you know there is more life is in a drop of puddle water or a single gram of soil from your garden than there are people on the whole planet? Join us and get familiar with this universe of hidden creatures

This is a series of 5 weekly workshops including tuition and hands on experiments in microbiology led by our microbiology expert lab technician, Jiri . We will take you through the facinating hidden world of microbes. Each day you will gain new insights into microbiology and have a chance to work independantly in ASCUS Lab supported by Jiri. Work with microbes often used in the lab, including baker’s yeast and bacteria. Find out how some microbes produce light, antibiotics and pigments.

Our hands-on workshops includes learing culturing, sample collection, inoculation, incubation, and observation. Explore and gain understanding of how our world is inhabited and literally covered with microbes and how these organisms interact with each other and can be used in creative projects, food production, and biotechnology.

All you need is yourself, a notebook and an open mind. All other materials are provided.

Course Outline

This is a series of skills workshops combining presentation, demos and hands-on learning activities for anyone interested in learning the basics of microbiology in a fun, creative and experimental environment.

What will be covered:

WEEK 1 - HOW MICROBIOLOGY WORKS ‘WHAT CAN I SEE GROWING?’
WEEK 2 - SAMPLE COLLECTION & INOCULATION ‘WHAT DO I NEED TO CONSIDER?’
WEEK 3 - FERMENTATION & FOOD MICROBIOLOGY ‘HOW MICROBES HELP US?’
WEEK 4 - MICROBES: FRIENDS OR FOES ‘HOW MICROBES AFFECT US?’
WEEK 5 - MICROBES IN THE ENVIRONMENT ‘HOW MICROBES INTERACT?’

  • Introduction to microbiology – groups of microbes, inoculation, media preparation
  • The biology of microorganisms – the kingdoms of life
  • How to isolate microorganisms
  • Sample collection and inoculation – what to consider
  • Food microbiology and fermentation
  • Microbes under the microscope
  • How to study antimicrobial resistance and how to lower the risk of it
  • How microbes interact with us and how we affect them
  • Scientific microbiology – biology and ecology
  • Creative microbiology – agar art, concepts and approaches

Image Credit: Michaela Bodlovic.

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Summerhall

1 Summerhall Pl

Edinburgh

EH9 1PL

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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