Academic Catalog

GENE414 MICROBES AND MOLECULAR PATHOGENESIS

Course Code: 2190414
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Molecular Biology And Genetics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2380303 | 2380307
Set 2: 2380303 | 2380353
One of the sets above should be completed before taking GENE414 MICROBES AND MOLECULAR PATHOGENESIS .

Course Content

Molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis including virulence factors and secretion systems of pathogenic bacteria, biofilm formation, quorum sensing and antigenic variation, host nonspecific defenses plus immune responses related to infectious agents, the molecular approaches used to characterize pathogenic microbes and their virulence factors, human microbiome and the future challenges in vaccine development and discovering new antibiotics with novel mechanisms of action.