(Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science): This program starts with simple digging in the soil to find new viruses and progresses through a variety of microbiology techniques to complex genome annotation and bioinformatic analyses. The two-semester course is embedded in Genomics I and II.: Students roll up their sleeves and get digging again — this time for antibiotic-producing bacteria. SWI seeks to address the problem of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” or bacteria, by having students isolate soil microorganisms that may produce new antimicrobial products.
for program requirements and further information.
Dr. Nicholas Edgington
Biotechnology Program Coordinator
Department of Biology
Academic Science and Laboratory Building 311E