MCB 300
Microbiology
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Syllabus and Lectures Fall 2018

Professor Metcalf

Dates Lectures Lecture Topics Assignments Slides Readings
Mon Aug 27 Lecture 1

Course Introduction/Careers in Microbiology

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Final Version
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None
Wed Aug 29 Lecture 2

The Microbial World

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Final Version
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Brock: Chap 1
Fri Aug 31 Lecture3

The “P” Word

Homework 1 opens 10am closes 9am 9/7/18 pdf    pptx   

Final Version
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Brock: Chap 13, Chap 19 pgs 591-604
Mon Sept 3 Labor Day

NO Class

     
Wed Sept 5 Lecture 3

The “P” Word (cont)

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Final Version
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Brock: Chap 13, Chap 19 pgs 591-604
Fri Sept 7 Lecture 4

On Being Small

Homeowork 1 due at 9am

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Final Version
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Brock: Chap 1, p11-18; Chap 2, 34-38
Mon Sept 10

Lecture 5

iClicker 1

On Being Small

Homework 2 opens 10am closes 9am 9/17/18

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Final Version
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Brock: Chap 1, p11-18; Chap 2, 34-38
Wed Sept 12

Lecture 6

iClicker 2

Microbial Cell Structure

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Final Version
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Brock, Chap 2

Fri Sept 14

Lecture 7

iClicker 3

Microbial Cell Structure

 

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Final Version
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Brock, Chap 2

Mon Sept 17

Lecture 8

iClicker 4

Microbial Cell Structure

Homework 2 due at 9am

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Final Version
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Brock, Chap 2

Wed Sept 19

Lecture 9

iClicker 5

Microbial Growth and Replication

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Final Version
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Brock, Chapter 5, Chapter 20, pgs 620-622
Fri Sept 21

Lecture 10

iClicker 6

Microbial Growth and Replication   pdf    pptx   

Final Version
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Brock, Chapter 5, Chapter 20, pgs 620-622
Mon Sept 24 Exam 1 Covers Lectures 2-10 Exam 1    
Wed Sept 26

Lecture 11

iClicker 7

Microbial Physiology I/II

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Final Version
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Brock,
Fri Sept 28

Lecture 12

iClicker 8

Microbial Physiology II

Homework 3 opens 10am closes 9am 10/8/18

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Final Version
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Brock,
Mon Oct 1

Lecture 13

iClicker 10

Photosynthesis I

 

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Final Version
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Brock,
Wed Oct 3

Lecture 14

iClicker 10

Photosynthesis II

 

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Final Version
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Brock,
Fri Oct 5

Lecture 15

iClicker 11

Photosynthesis III

Homework 3 due 9am

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Final Version
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Brock,

Mon Oct 8

Lecture 16

iClicker 12

Life without air/Fermentation

Homework 4 opens 10am closes 9am 10/15/18

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Final Version
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Brock,
Wed Oct 10

Lecture 17

iClicker 13

Life without air/Respiration

 

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Final Version
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Brock,
Fri Oct 12

Lecture 18

iClicker 14

Methanogenesis and Syntrophy

 

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Final Version
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Brock,
Mon Oct 15

Lecture 19

iClicker 15

Chemolithotrophs

Homework 4 due 9am

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Final Version
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Brock,
Wed Oct 17 Exam 2 Covers Lectures 10-19 Exam 2    

Professor Blanke

Fri Oct 19 Lecture 21

Establishment of microbial communities–I:
The Role of Evolution in Establishing Community Structure

Course Drop Deadline

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Final Version
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Practice Homework

Brock:
Mon Oct 22

Lecture 22

iClicker 16

Establishment of microbial communities–II: Rapid Change through Horizontal Gene Transfer

Homework 5 opens 10am closes 9am 10/29/18 Lectures 21-24

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Final Version
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Brock:
Wed Oct 24

Lecture 23

iClicker 17

Who lives in and around us–I: Nature of Microbial Communities, &, Culture Independent Techniques

 

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Final Version
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Brock:
Fri Oct 26 Lecture 24

Who lives in and around us–II: Exploring the Human Skin and Vaginal Microbiomes.

 

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Final Version
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Brock:
Mon Oct 29

Lecture 25

iClicker 18

Who lives in and around us–III: Navigating the Human Gut Microbiome.

Homework 5 due 9am pdf    pptx   

Final Version
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Brock:
Wed Oct 31

Lecture 26

iClicker 19

Pathogenic Microbe-Host Interactions-I: Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Microbial Pathogenesis.

Homework 6 opens 10am closes 9am 11/7/18 Lectures 25-28

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Final Version
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Brock:
Fri Nov 2

Lecture 27

iClicker 20

Pathogenic Microbe-Host Interactions-II: Host Barriers to Microbial Interactions.

 

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Final Version
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Brock:
Mon Nov 5

Lecture 28

iClicker 21

Pathogenic Microbe-Host Interactions-III: Host Innate Defenses to Pathogenic Microbes.

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Final Version
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Brock:
Wed Nov 7

Lecture 29

iClicker 22

Pathogenic Microbe-Host Interactions-IV: Host Adaptive Defenses to Pathogenic Microbes.

Homework 6 due 9am

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Final Version
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Brock:
Fri Nov 9

Lecture 30

iClicker 23

Pathogenic Microbe-Host Interactions-V: Studying the Virulence of Pathogenic Microbes - Koch's Postulates, Infection Models, & Identifying Virulence Factors.

 

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Final Version
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Brock:
Mon Nov 12 Exam 3 Covers Lectures 21-30 Exam 3    
Wed Nov 14

Lecture 31

iClicker 24

Pathogenic Microbe-Host Interactions-VI: Establishing an Infection within the Host - Immune Evasion and Colonization.

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Final Version
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Brock:
Fri Nov 16

Lecture 32

iClicker 25

Pathogenic Microbe-Host Interactions-VII: Invasion, Intracellular Survival, Dissemination, and Transmission.

Homework 7 opens 10am closes 9am 11/30/18 Lectures 31-34 pdf    pptx   

Final Version
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Brock:
Mon Nov 19 Fall Break No Class    
Wed Nov 21 Fall Break No Class  
Fri Nov 23 Fall Break No Class    
Mon Nov 26

Lecture 33

iClicker 26

Pathogenic Microbe-Host Interactions-VIII: Remodeling the Host into a Suitable Infection Microenvironment – the Amazing World of Bacterial Toxins. pdf    pptx   

Final Version
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Brock:
Wed Nov 28

Lecture 34

iClicker 27

Pathogenic Microbe-Host Interactions-IX: Fantastic Effectors and Where to Find Them.

 

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Final Version
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Brock:
Fri Nov 30

Lecture 35

iClicker 28

Controlling Bacterial Infections…or are we?: The Life and Death Business of Generating Effective Antimicrobials in the Face of Antimicrobial Resistance.

Homework 7 due 9am

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Final Version
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Brock:
Mon Dec 3

Lecture 36

iClicker 29

Going Viral-I: The Amazing Diversity of Viruses; How Form Follows Function.

Homework 8 opens 10am closes 9am 12/10/18 Lectures 35-38 pdf    pptx   

Final Version
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Brock:
Wed Dec 5

Lecture 37

iClicker 30

Going Viral-II: How Viruses cause Disease.

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Final Version
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Brock:
Fri Dec 7

Lecture 38

iClicker 31

Going Viral-III: How Viruses of Microbes Shape Ecosystems.

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Final Version
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Brock:
Mon Dec 10 Lecture 39

Eukaryotic Pathogens: Wayward Fungi, Mycoses, and a Hypothesis.

Homework 8 due 10am

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Final Version
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Brock:
Wed Dec 12 Lecture 40

Vaccines as the Real Game Changer: Next Generation Strategies to Prevent Microbial Diseases in Humans.

 

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Final Version
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Brock:
Thu Dec 13 Reading Day No Class    
Tues Dec 18
1:30-4:30pm
Final Exam Covers Lectures 31-40 Rooms TBA