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Microbial quality and safety in food and Ecology of human microbiota
Code: K050NA
Teacher:  Diego Mora
Year: 
Term: 
CFU:  1,5 
CFU subdivision: Lectures: 1,5
Basic aims:  Knowledge of the main molecular tools used to study
the human microbiota.
Knowledge of the microbial ecology principles.
Knowledge of human oral microbiota.
Knowledge of human microbiota-associated antibiotic-
resistances.
Acquired skills:  Critical analysis of the functional role of human
microbiota
Course contents:  See the complete program of the course
Program:  Unit I: Ecology of human microbiota
Prof. Diego Mora
CFU: 1,5 (12h)

Molecular bacterial taxonomy: principles and
techniques(3h)
Molecular techniques culture-independent for the
investigation of microbial diversity (1h); Principles of
microbial ecology, alfa- and beta-diversity, richness and
evennes (1h);
The human microbiota: a body map (1h);
Description and functionality of the oral microbiota (1h);
Description of human skin microbiota (1h);
The gene-transfer mechanisms in microorganisms and the
problem of the antibiotic-resistance (1h);
The role of EFSA in relation to the antibiotic-resistance
problem (1h);
Three case-study on the microbial antibiotic-resistance and
the human microbiota: 1-virome and antibiotic-resistanc, 2-
acquisition of antibiotic-resistances during traveling, 3-the
control of antibiotic-resistant enterococci using bacterial
strain bacteriocin-producers (2h).
Prerequisites:  Basic knowledge in microbiology and biochemistry.
Preparatory instructions:  Info not available
Learning materials:  Lectures slides available from the Teachers web-site and by
Ariel platform
Other info:  The final exam is written and it consists of several timed
open questions for a maximum score of 30/30 cum laude.
Additional information on the evaluation of written exams
will be given during the teaching course.
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