Bacteriology Courses

MICROBIO 1, Cooperative Educ-Microbiology

Full-time off-campus work experience which combines classroom theory with practical knowledge of operations to provide students with a background upon which to base a professional career. Students receive credit only for the term in which they are actively enrolled and working.

Requisites: instructor consent

MICROBIO 100, The Microbial World

Primarily for non-science majors. Roles of microorganisms and viruses in nature, health, agriculture, pollution control and ecology. Principles of disease production, epidemiology and body defense mechanisms. Biotechnology and the genetic engineering revolution.

Requisites: students with credit for MICROBIO 101 or 303 may not enroll for MICROBIO 100

MICROBIO 101, General Microbiology

Survey of microorganisms and their activities; emphasis on structure, function, ecology, nutrition, physiology, genetics. Survey of applied microbiology--medical, agricultural, food and industrial microbiology. Intended to satisfy any curriculum which requires introductory level microbiology.

Requisites: CHEM 103, 108, 109, or 115; students with credit for MICROBIO 303 may not enroll for MICROBIO 101

MICROBIO 102, General Microbiology Lab

Covers techniques and procedures used in general microbiology, including cultivation, enumeration, aseptic techniques, physiology and selected applications.

Requisites: MICROBIO 101 or 303 or concurrent enrollment in MICROBIO 101 or 303; students with credit for MICROBIO 304 may not enroll for MICROBIO 102

MICROBIO 299, Independent Study

Research work for students under direct guidance of a faculty member in an area encompassing Microbiology. Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the supervising instructor.

Requisites: instructor consent

MICROBIO 303, Biology of Microorganisms

Basic biology of microorganisms, including structure, function, physiology, genetics, ecology, diversity, and evolution.

Requisites: [(BIOLOGY/ZOOLOGY 101, BIOLOGY/BOTANY/ZOOLOGY 151, BIOCORE 383, or BOTANY/BIOLOGY 130) and (CHEM 104 or 109)] or Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 304, Biology of Microorganisms Lab

Introduction to modern laboratory techniques used to study the distribution and properties of microorganisms.

Requisites: MICROBIO 303 or concurrent enrollment

MICROBIO 305, Critical Analyses-Microbiology

Train students to become scientific problem-solvers, to critically analyze data, and to comprehend the principles of microbiological research via active discussion of a combination of scholarly papers and contemporary, hot topics in our field.

Requisites: MICROBIO 303 or concurrent enrollment

MICROBIO 324, Food Microbiology Laboratory

Lab exercises dealing with food preservation, spoilage, and food poisoning. Isolation, identification and quantification of specific microbes occurring in foods, and food fermentations by bacteria and yeast.

Requisites: (MICROBIO 102 or 304) and (MICROBIO/FOOD SCI 325 or concurrent enrollment)

MICROBIO 325, Food Microbiology

Principles of food preservation, epidemiology of foodborne illness, agents of foodborne illness, food fermentations and biotechnology.

Requisites: MICROBIO 101, 303, M M & I 301 or Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 330, Host-Parasite Interactions

Interrelationships between bacterial and viral parasites and their host cells or tissues. Stresses microbial strategies and mechanisms of colonization, invasion, pathogenesis and resistance ot host defenses.

Requisites: MICROBIO 101 or 303 or Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 335, Microbiome-Plants/Anmls/Humans

Examination of the structure and function of microbial communities that live inside and on host organisms (plants, animals, and humans). Introduction to general concepts of the microbiome and microbiota, and their relationship to host nutrition, health, and disease.

Requisites: MICROBIO 101 or 303 or Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 375, Special Topics

Specialized subject matter of current interest to undergraduate students.

Requisites: None

MICROBIO 399, Coord Intrnshp/Cooprtv Educ

An internship under guidance of a faculty or instructional academic staff member in the Bacteriology department and a internship site supervisor. Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the faculty or instructional academic staff member and the internship site supervisor.

Requisites: instructor consent

MICROBIO 400, Study Abroad-Microbiology

Requisites: None

MICROBIO 425, Environmental Microbiology

Microbial interactions in soils, water, extreme environments and biofilms. Modern methods for studying microbial ecology. role of microbes in nutrient cycles and biogeochemistry. Use of microbes for mitigating manmade environmental problems of industrial, agricultural, and domestic origin.

MICROBIO 450, Divrsty, Ecol&Evolutn-Microrg

Fundamental concepts relating to the phylogenetic diversity, ecology and evolution of microbes. Active learning methods applying these concepts will promote a deeper understanding of microbiology.

Requisites: MICROBIO 303 or Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 470, Micro Genetics & Mol Machines

Examines modern microbial genetics and molecular processes. Emphasis on the use of eubacterial and eukaryotic microbes to elucidate cellular function. Discussion of experimental approaches to study microbes and their use in biotechnology, bioremediation, and medicine.

Requisites: MICROBIO 303 concurrent enrollment, or BIOCHEM 501, or Genet 466/468, or Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 523, Soil Microbiology & Biochem

Transformations of nutrients and contaminants in soils and groundwater by microorganisms: emphasis on enzymatic mechanisms and metabolic pathways. Approaches for analyzing microbial populations and activities including molecular techniques. Applications of microbial activities for bioremediation of contaminated soils and groundwater

Requisites: Chem 104; Micro 303 or Bot 375 or Biochem 501, or cons inst.

MICROBIO 526, Physiol of Microorganisms

Fundamental concepts of microbial energy generation, central metabolism, and metabolic diversity. Focus is on eubacterial processes emphasizing biochemical mechanisms and the logic of metabolic pathways.

Requisites: BIOCHEM 501, 507, concurrent enrollment in BIOCHEM 501 or 507 or Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 527, Adv Lab Techniques - Microbio

Provides a foundation in modern methods of research in the biomedical sciences. Students will be coached in and practice hypothesis-driven scientific questions, critical data analysis, and scientific writing.

Requisites: Declared in the Microbiology major and MICROBIO 304

MICROBIO 528, Immunology

Development and functions of immune response in animals; a comprehensive study of experimental humoral and cellular immunity.

Requisites: (BIOLOGY/ZOOLOGY 101, BIOLOGY/BOTANY/ZOOLOGY 151, BIOCORE 383, or BOTANY/BIOLOGY 130) and (CHEM 104 or 109); or Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 545, Topics in Biotechnology

Seminars on current topics in agricultural, medical, and industrial biotechnology such as: microbiological production of food, drink, biopharmaceuticals; production methods, genetic engineering (vectors, recombination cloning), continuous fermentation; bioconversion processes and production of chemicals from biomass; plant biotechnology; transgenic animals.

Requisites: KF proposal: [(BIOLOGY/ZOOLOGY 101, BIOLOGY/BOTANY/ZOOLOGY 151, BIOCORE 383, or BOTANY/BIOLOGY 130) and (CHEM 104 or 109)] or Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 551, Capstone Rsch Proj Microbio

Conduct independent research in either a PI's laboratory or in small groups in microbiology teaching laboratories. Discuss progress of projects and research ethics, write a research proposal, and prepare and present a poster with final results for the department Poster Session. The in-class students use microbiological, molecular, and bioinformatic approaches to investigate the microbial ecology of environmental microbial communities. Research-lab students will progress toward goals established by the research mentor / PI.

Requisites: MICROBIO 527

MICROBIO 607, Advanced Microbial Genetics

Molecular genetic methods and related aspects of prokaryotic and lower eukaryotic biology, as well as critical analysis of the scientific literature. Approximately two-thirds of the course will focus on prokaryotes and one-third on lower eukaryotic microbes.

Requisites: MICROBIO 470 or GENETICS 468 or Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 612, Prokaryotic Molecular Biol

Molecular basis of bacterial physiology and genetics with emphasis on molecular mechanisms; topics include nucleic acid-protein interactions, transcription, translation, replication, recombination, regulation of gene expression. Graduate students who have not taken BIOCHEM 501 or 507 and either MICROBIO 470 or GENETICS 466 or 468 at UW-Madison should have had equivalent coursework in order to be successful in this course.

Requisites: (BIOCHEM 501 or 507) and (MICROBIO 470 or GENETICS 466 or 468); or Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 622, Plant-Bacterial Interactns

Physiology, genetics, taxonomy, and ecology of bacterial pathogens, epiphytes, and symbionts of plants.

Requisites: A course in advanced bacteriology; Genetics 466 or equiv; Biochem 501 or equiv; or cons inst.

MICROBIO 625, Advanced Microbial Physiology

In-depth examination of the metabolism of microorganisms with an emphasis on new concepts and advanced techniques. Application of these metabolic processes for applied purposed is also examined.

Requisites: MICROBIO 526 or BIOCHEM 507 & 508 or Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 632, Indus Microbiol/Biotechnlgy

Application of modern techniques of genetics and physiology to the large-scale production of microbial products; industrial strain improvement; scale-up of microbial processes; survey of industrial processes using microorganisms.

Requisites: MICROBIO 303 or Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 640, Gen Virology-Multiplication

Bacterial and animal viruses, their structure, multiplication, and genetics.

Requisites: Intro crses in micro, biochem & genetics.

MICROBIO 655, Biology and Genetics of Fungi

Fungal genetics, genomics, and physiology using plant pathogenic fungi and the genetic models Aspergillus nidulans and Neurospora crassa as model systems to explore the current knowledge of fungal genetics and plant/fungal interactions.

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing.

MICROBIO 657, Microbial Bioinformatics

Provides a practical and fundamental introduction to sequence-based analysis focused on microbial systems. Emphasis on gaining a basic understanding of the principles of both classical and newer algorithms useful for bioinformatic analysis. Topics include: BLAST; RNA-seq analysis; transcriptional binding prediction; genome sequence assembly, analysis and annotation; and comparative genomics. Note that this course requires that each student have access to a laptop that runs a linux/unix Operating System such as a Mac or a ChromeBook. PC Laptops running a VM are also acceptable. No prior knowledge of computational biology is required.

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing or (MICROBIO 303, BIOCHEM 501, GENETICS 466, or 467)

MICROBIO 668, Microbiol-Atomic Resolution

Three-dimensional protein structures form the basis for discussions of high resolution microbiology; how particular problems are solved with given protein architectures and chemistries and how themes of protein structure are modified and recycled.

Requisites: (BIOCHEM 501 or 507) and (MICROBIO 470 or 612) or Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 681, Senior Honors Thesis

Individual study for majors completing theses for Honors degrees as arranged with a faculty member.

Requisites: instructor consent

MICROBIO 682, Senior Honors Thesis

Second semester of individual study for majors completing theses for Honors degrees as arranged with a faculty member.

Requisites: instructor consent

MICROBIO 691, Senior Thesis

Individual study for majors completing theses as arranged with a faculty member.

Requisites: instructor consent

MICROBIO 692, Senior Thesis

Second semester of individual study for majors completing theses as arranged with a faculty member.

Requisites: instructor consent

MICROBIO 699, Special Problems

Individual advanced work in an area of Microbiology under the direct guidance of a faculty member.

Requisites: instructor consent

MICROBIO 710, Microbial Symbiosis

Covers the themes and diversity of plant and animal associations with microbes with an emphasis on beneficial relationships. Examples will be drawn from recent literature.

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 731, Seminar

Reviews of microbiological subjects, and reports on research work.

Requisites: Declared in Microbiology graduate program

MICROBIO 740, Mech Microbial Pathogenesis

Lecture-discussion. Host-pathogen relationships in microbial diseases. Entry level course for infectious diseases sequence (see Med Micro 760, 790).

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 790, Immunol-Infectious Disease

Immunobiology and immunogenetics of resistance to infectious disease agents of man and animals; immunoregulatory mechanisms associated with evasion of host immunity.

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 810, Current Issues in Microbiology

Explores the diversity of scientific topics comprising the field of contemporary microbiology.

Requisites: Declared in Microbiology graduate program

MICROBIO 811, Adv Problems in Microbiology

Explores the diversity of scientific topics comprising the field of contemporary microbiology.

Requisites: Declared in Microbiology graduate program

MICROBIO 875, Special Topics

Specialized subject matter of current interest to graduate students.

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing

MICROBIO 901, Advanced Seminar

Recent advances in specialized areas of microbiology.

Requisites: instructor consent

MICROBIO 914, Smr-Molecular Biosci (Adv)

During the fall semester, molecular biosciences trainees who have not achieved dissertator status will present seminars based primarily on literature related to their projects. During the spring semester, molecular biosciences trainees with dissertator status will present seminars based upon their own research.

Requisites: instructor consent

MICROBIO 917, Reg Gene Expression Adv Sem

Analysis of recent literature in topics related to prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene regulation, including regulation of transcription, translation, and genome organization.

Requisites: instructor consent

MICROBIO 932, Biotechnol Traing Prgm Smr

Biotechnology Training Program trainees will present their research for critical review by audience.

Requisites: Member of Biotech Training Grant

MICROBIO 990, Research

Graduate student research

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing