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Molecular Microbiology

Teachers:
Giovanna Riccardi
Year:
2017/2018
ECTS:
6
SSD:
BIO/19

Course content

Requirements

Basic knowledge of Genetics and Biochemistry.

Objectives

The role of bacterial pathogens and viruses in human health.

Programme

Host-pathogen interaction. Innate and adaptive immunity. Phagocytosis process. Autophagy in infectious diseases. Antigen processing and presentation. Microbial pathogenesis: adhesion/invasion, Type III Secretion Systems, iron acquisition, evasion of host defences, antigenic variation, endotoxin and esotoxins. Immunotoxins.Patogenicity Islands. Tuberculosis as a model of host-pathogen interaction. Multidrug resistance and efflux pumps. New antibacterial drugs. Quorum sensing and biofilm. Phage therapy. Animal viruses: HIV, HCV, HPV, flu viruses. Ebola virus and Zika virus. Old and new vaccines.

Bibliography

Slides plus articles and reviews.


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