Human Microbiome


Over deze cursus

Our intestinal tract is colonized since birth by microbes that outnumber our body cells in number and genes. Apart from the processing of our food, these microbes also affect our health and have been implicated in many diseases. A series of expert lectures, a literature study, computer practical and a case study will provide an integrated view of the human intestinal tract and their microbes including their cross-talk and importance for the pharma and food industry. This course (3 ECTS) has conceptual and programmatic links to the course Research Methods Microbiology MIB-30303.


After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • Explain the basic mechanisms by which microbes colonize the intestinal tract and interact with the host
  • Describe effects of dietary components on gut microbiota and host
  • Identify a research problem from literature
  • Find, interpret and cite relevant literature
  • Handle microbiome data and do basic analyses
  • Interpret, present and describe a literature study in an oral presentation and written report

Veronderstelde voorkennis

Assumed Knowledge:
Basic knowledge in biological sciences.

Link naar meer informatie

  • Studiepunten
    ECTS 3
  • Niveau
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  • Startdatum

    10 februari 2025

    • Einddatum
      7 maart 2025
    • Periode *
      Period 4
    • Locatie
    • Voertaal
    • Inschrijven tussen
      1 jun, 00:00 - 12 jan 2025
Dit aanbod is voor studenten van TU Eindhoven