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Find - Grow - See - Beginners Microbiology Course

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ASCUS Lab

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Edinburgh

EH9 1PL

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Find - Grow - See
Microscopy for Beginners Course
6.30pm – 9.00pm, Tuesdays, 2nd Oct - 30th Oct 2018

Experience the world of microorganisms living around us or even on us, exploring various ways of isolating and growing these tiny things. ASCUS Lab is equipped with several incubators and houses a collection of different microorganisms available for you to work with. These include model organisms like E. coli and baker’s yeast to fungi and bacteria producing light, antibiotics or pigments. This course will take you through the brief history of microbiology and will cover every stage of microbiology experiments from growth medium preparation, sample collection and inoculation, incubation, and observation. Explore and gain understanding of how our world is inhabited and literally covered with microbes and how different organisms interact with each other and can be used in art, food production, and biotechnology.

You will try out and explore various samples from the world around you – from environmental samples to our body, to everyday objects, food, and anything else you might be interested in exploring. The course will cover the benefits of using various samples to observe a range of different microorganisms from both scientific and creative perspectives. All participants should bring along is a notebook to take notes as a range of different processes and protocols will be covered on the course. All other materials are provided.

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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


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