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Microorganisms Ecology - Practical student course

Matthias Labrenz led a practical student course in the University of Klaipeda. The course took place from 05.03.2018 until the 16.03.2018 with10 participants.

Topics taught were

  • core concepts and evolution of microorganisms, molecules and origins of life
  • characteristics of communities and diversity
  • study of individual microorganisms, bacterial isolation comprising classical identification methods and molecular identification methods
  • cloning, PCR, 16S rRNA gene fingerprints, phylogeny
  • growth and feeding, cultivation
  • fundamentals of microbial population ecology
  • microbes and processing nutrients
  • microbes and processes

The programme included field work, laboratory work, lectures, student presentations and interactive group work.