Frederik Hammes: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2016
|Name||Dr. Frederik Hammes|
|Telephone||044 823 53 72|
|Department||Environmental Systems Science|
|701-0220-00L||Basic Practical in Microbiology |
Only for BSc Environmental Sciences.
Registration is necessary until three weeks before course begins (01.02.2016). After that date a place cannot be garanteed.
|2 credits||3P||M. Ackermann, F. Hammes, D. R. Johnson|
|Abstract||The basic experimental working techniques used in microbiology will be taught in the laboratory. Futhermore, the student will get an understanding of the role of microorganisms in natural and anthropogenic nutrient cycles.|
|Objective||The basic experimental working techniques used in microbiology will be taught in the laboratory. Futhermore, the student will get an understanding of the role of microorganisms in natural and anthropogenic nutrient cycles.|
|Content||Introduction in sterile working techniques; isolation of microbes from soil, water and air; enrichment cultures under aerobic and anaerobic conditions; using the light microscope to experience the different morphologies of microorganisms; experimenting with microbial metabolism involved in the degradation of environmental pollutants and in nutrient cycles; basics of hygiene (transfer routes of pathogenic microbes).|
|Lecture notes||A script will be supplied|
|Literature||Brock et al., Biology of Microorganisms, 11th edition 2003, Prentice Hall.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||The course will be held at ETHZ building CHN.|