Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    Sep 23, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 2045 - Small World: Crowdsourcing Antibiotic Discovery

4 cr

This course is a partnership with the Small World Initiative, a unique course designed to ignite students' interest in biology by introducing them to hands-on research integrated with learning core biology concepts. The student-driven research project provides a fun and engaging opportunity to make your own scientific discoveries in a community of peers with close contact with expert instructors. Students spend the semester: a) discovering antibiotic-producing bacteria from soil sources, b) characterizing their producers, c) extracting secondary metabolites, and d) contributing their findings to a database shared by a global network of student researchers.

Prerequisite: BIO 1121  and permission of instructor
Lab fee $50