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Microbiology

10.30 – 11am

Microbiology

Where: Carslaw Building, Lecture Theatre 175

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Microbiology is the study of organisms that are too small to be seen by the unaided human eye. Such organisms include protozoa, algae, fungi, lichens, bacteria and viruses. Microbiology is one of the most important and exciting biological sciences. As a basic biological science, it has provided us with much of our understanding of the chemical and physical principles behind living processes. However, it is also an applied biological science, dealing with aspects of medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, food technology and pollution control.

In the microbiology major, you will study the diversity of the microbial world, how microbes grow and function, their genetics and genomics, their ecology and their interactions with other organisms.