MCB 300
Microbiology
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Syllabus and Lectures Spring 2017

Professor Vanderpool

Dates Lectures Lecture Topics Assignments Slides Readings
Wed Jan 18 Lecture 1

Course Introduction and Policies

Why study Microbiology?
Homework 1 opens 11am closes 10am 1/25/17 pdf    pptx   
Fri Jan 20 Lecture 2

What makes a microbe?

Historical Perspectives
  pdf    pptx    Brock: Chapter 1
Mon Jan 23 Lecture3

What makes a microbe?

On Being Small
  pdf    pptx    Brock: Chapter 1
Wed Jan 25 Lecture 4

What makes a microbe?

Microbial Cell Structure 1
Homeowork 1 due at 10am pdf    pptx    Brock: Chapter 12, Chapter 18, pgs 575-587
Fri Jan 27 Lecture 5

What makes a microbe?

Microbial Cell Structure 2

 

pdf    pptx    Brock: Chapter 12, Chapter 18, pgs 575-587
Mon Jan 30

Lecture 6

iClicker 1

What makes a microbe?

Microbial Cell Structure 3

Homework 2 opens 11am closes 10am 2/6/17

pdf    pptx    Brock: Chapter 2, pgs 25-35
Wed Feb 1

Lecture 7

iClicker 2

Essential microbial processes:

Growth and Motility
  pdf    pptx   

Brock, Chapter 2

Fri Feb 3

Lecture 8

iClicker 3

Essential microbial processes:

Bacterial DNA Replication and Cell Division

 

pdf    pptx   

Brock, Chapter 2

Mon Feb 6

Lecture 9

iClicker 4

Essential microbial processes:

Gene Expression

Homework 2 due at 10am

pdf    pptx   

Brock, Chapter 2

Wed Feb 8

Lecture 10

iClicker 5

Essential microbial processes:

Mechanisms of Genetic Regulation
  pdf    pptx    Brock, Chapter 5, Chapter 19, pgs 600-603
Fri Feb 10 Exam 1 Covers Lectures 2-10 Exam 1    
Mon Feb 13

Lecture 11

iClicker 6

Nutrient acquisition and conversions: Transport Homework 3 opens 11am closes 11am 2/20/17 pdf    pptx    Brock, Chapter 2
Wed Feb 15

Lecture 12

iClicker 7

Nutrient acquisition and conversions:

Chemotaxis
  pdf    pptx    Brock, Chapter 3
Fri Feb 17

Lecture 13

iClicker 8

Nutrient acquisition and conversions:

Metabolic Regulation and Metabolism 1

 

pdf    pptx    Brock, Chapter 3
Mon Feb 20

Lecture 14

iClicker 9

Nutrient acquisition and conversions:

Metabolism 2

Homework 3 due at 10am

pdf    pptx    Brock 3.3-3.7; 13.5
Wed Feb 22

Lecture 15

iClicker 10

Nutrient acquisition and conversions:

Energy Generation 1

 

pdf    pptx    Brock, Chapter 12, pgs 351-352, Chap 13, pgs 379-392, Chap 14, pgs 433-446, Chap 16, pgs 521-522, Chap 19, pgs 605-607, 617-619, Chap 22, pgs 671-72
Fri Feb 24

Lecture 16

iClicker 11

Nutrient acquisition and conversions:

Energy Generation 2

 

pdf    pptx   

Brock, 13.6-13.8, 13.11,-13.13

Mon Feb 27

Lecture 17

iClicker 12

Nutrient acquisition and conversions:

Photosynthesis

Homework 4 opens 11am closes 10am 3/6/17

pdf    pptx    Brock, Chapter 12, pgs 351-352, Chap 13, pgs 379-392, Chap 14, pgs 433-446, Chap 16, pgs 521-522, Chap 19, pgs 605-607, 617-619, Chap 22, pgs 671-72
Wed Mar 1

Lecture 18

iClicker 13

Complex activities of microbes:

Stress responses

 

pdf    pptx    Brock, Chapter 13, pgs401-7
Fri Mar 3

Lecture 19

iClicker 14

Complex activities of microbes:

Quorum Sensing

 

pdf    pptx    Brock, Chapter 13, pgs410-15, Chapter 14, pgs447-9
Mon Mar 6

Lecture 20

iClicker 15

Complex activities of microbes:

Development

Homework 4 due 10am

pdf    pptx    Brock, Chapter 13, pgs 408-410, 417-421, Chapter 16, pgs 522-525
Wed Mar 8 Exam 2 Covers Lectures 11-20 Exam 2    

Professor Blanke

Fri Mar 10 Lecture 21

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

Course Drop Deadline

pdf    pptx   

Practice Homework

Brock: Chap 14, pgs 381-383, 398-400; Chap 19, pgs 562-565; Chap 24, pgs 700-703
Mon Mar 13

Lecture 22

iClicker 16

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

Homework 5 opens 11am closes 10am 3/27/17 Lectures 21-24

pdf    pptx  

 

Brock: Brock: Chapter 6, pages 186-187, 204-206.; Chapter 12, pages 363-367;
Wed Mar 15

Lecture 23

iClicker 17

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

 

pdf    pptx   

Brock: Brock: Chapter 10, pages 292-311, Chapter 12, pages 363-368, Chapter 8, pages 255-256; Chapter 9, pages 270-271.
Fri Mar 17 Lecture 24

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

 


pdf    pptx   
Brock: Chap 10, pgs 299-313
Mon Mar 20 Spring Break No Class    
Wed Mar 22 Spring Break No Class  
Fri Mar 24 Spring Break No Class    
Mon Mar 27

Lecture 25

iClicker 18

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

Homework 5 due 10am pdf    pptx    Brock: Pages 687-691
Wed Mar 29

Lecture 26

iClicker 19

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

Homework 6 opens 11am closes 10am 4/5/17 Lectures 25-28

pdf    pptx    Brock:
Fri Mar 31

Lecture 27

iClicker 20

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

 

pdf    pptx    Brock:
Mon Apr 3

Lecture 28

iClicker 21

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

  pdf    pptx    Brock: Chapter 23 pgs 725-727
Wed Apr 5

Lecture 29

iClicker 22

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

Homework 6 due 10am

pdf    pptx    Brock:
Fri Apr 7

Lecture 30

iClicker 23

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

 

pdf    pptx    Brock:
Mon Apr 10 Exam 3 Covers Lectures 21-30 Exam 3    
Wed Apr 12

Lecture 31

iClicker 24

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

pdf    pptx    Brock:
Fri Apr 14

Lecture 32

iClicker 25

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

Homework 7 opens 11am closes 10am 4/21/17 Lectures 31-34 pdf    pptx    Brock:
Mon Apr 17

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    Brock:
Wed Apr 19

Lecture 34

iClicker 27

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

 

pdf    pptx    Brock:
Fri Apr 21

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 10am

pdf    pptx    Brock:
Mon Apr 24

Lecture 36

iClicker 29

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

Homework 8 opens 11am closes 10am 5/1/17 Lectures 35-38 pdf    pptx    Brock:
Wed Apr 26

Lecture 37

iClicker 30

Going Viral-II: How Viruses cause Disease.

pdf    pptx    Brock:
Fri Apr 28

Lecture 38

iClicker 31

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

pdf    pptx    Brock:
Mon May 1 Lecture 39

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

Homework 8 due 10am

pdf    pptx    Brock:
Wed May 3 Lecture 40

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

 

pdf    pptx    Brock:
Thu May 4 Reading Day No Class    
Fri May 12
1:30-4:30pm
Final Exam Covers Lectures 31-40 Rooms TBA