GEOL 3181 - Microbial Planet Laboratory Course uri icon



  • Provides beginner friendly lab & research experience working on a microbiology project. The course teaches how to conduct original scientific research from hypothesis to experimentation, evaluation and reporting. Students study non-pathogenic microorganisms they isolate themselves from nature as part of the course. Hands-on topics covered in class include how to isolate & culture new microbes; how to observe, describe and classify them; and how to examine their metabolic capabilities such as the production of antibiotics. Recommended prerequisite: GEOL 1180 or MCDB 1150 or EBIO 1210.