This Week in MBI

Microbiology Grad Student Seminar:

None scheduled this week

Microbiology Seminar Series:

Dr. Irina Artsimovitch
The Ohio State University
“Repurposing of a transcription elongation factor”
Wed., August 27 @ 4:15 AM; 218 PSN

Molecular Biology Grad Student Seminar:

None scheduled this week

Phage Biology for First-year Students!

Phage course imageMBI 223: Bacteriophage Biology introduces first-year students to microbiology using a unique hands-on approach. Students will collect environmental samples to isolate viruses that infect bacteria (bacteriophages) to analyze, and will learn basic microbiology techniques as they purify DNA for genome sequencing and prepare thie phages for electron microscopy.

In the second course in the series, MBI 224: Bacteriophage Genomicsstudents will perform hands-on analysis of the genome of their phages. Students will learn about DNA structure, genome organization, and basic principles of bioinformatics, and use this knowledge to annotate their bacteriophage genome using computational methods.

Read more about our phage biology courses

Our Logo

We have adopted the Greek letter "µ" as representative of our department and of our field of study. The letter "µ" is a symbol for the scientific prefix micro-, which indicates one millionth of a unit of measure. This is quite appropriate for Microbiology (or µBiology) as the size of the organisms we study are on the order of 1 µm (a.k.a. micron - a millionth of a meter), or smaller. In addition, the symbol is spelled mu, which is also an abbreviation for Miami University (M.U.) Taken together, µ for micro and M.U. for Miami University gives us µmu as shorthand for Microbiology at Miami University, which is the basis of our logo.

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