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246.202 Bacteriophage Discovery (15 credits)

IMPORTANT NOTE:There have been changes to this course for 2022. For 2021 enrolments please check the individual offering description below to confirm details for:

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A course in which students will participate in a "hunt" for new bacteriophages - viruses that target and destroy specific strains of bacteria. Students in this course will isolate, name, purify DNA from, and characterise the bacteriophage that they discover, while practising scientific skills such as critical thinking and experimental design. This course is part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics & Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) programme. Students will learn about this aspect of the microbial world while building practical laboratory skills. In addition, students in this course will personally and publicly hone their written and oral communication skills.

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Year Semester Mode Location
2021 * Semester One full semester Internal Auckland Campus

* Due to recent changes you should carefully check this offering to confirm details before you enrol.