Microbiology and Immunology

Microbiology and Immunology

Students from the Microbiology Co-op Program are based out of an academic Department which has been internationally recognized for its many contributions in microbiology, molecular biology and immunology.

Our students experience the most up-to-date molecular approaches to the study of problems in microbiology and immunology, biochemistry, as well as structural and molecular biology. Programs within Microbiology allow students to select courses ranging from:

  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Pathogenic microbiology

Sample skill sets

  • Dissection techniques
  • Light and dissecting microscopy
  • Aseptic technique and culture of micro organisms
  • Reagent and medium preparation
  • Smear preparations, staining techniques
  • Bacterial identification and numeration
  • Plasmid preparation and isolation
  • ELISA, PCR, Gel electrophoresis
  • Viral isolation and enumeration
  • Western blots, Southern transfers and DNA hybridization
  • Quantitative and qualitative sampling techniques