246.202 Bacteriophage Discovery and Genomics (15 credits)

IMPORTANT NOTE:There have been changes to this course for 2020. For 2019 enrolments please check the individual offering description below to confirm details for:

  • Requirements
  • Expected prior learning
  • Learning outcomes
  • Prescription

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 practicing 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 fascinating aspect of the microbial world while building practical laboratory skills and learning how to use state of the art software to analyse genomes. In addition, students in this course will personally and publicly hone their written and oral communication skills.

Requirements Requirements help

Offerings Offerings help

Year Semester Mode Location
2019 * Double Semester Internal Auckland Campus
2020 Double Semester Internal Auckland Campus

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

Massey Contact Centre Mon - Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 contact@massey.ac.nz Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey