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Title: The Hopkins Microbiology Course

Abstract

For 10 years, (2008-2018), DOE supported the four-week, intensive summer course in Microbiology at the Hopkins Marine Station. This course builds upon the inquiry-driven teaching tradition introduced by C. B. van Niel in his renowned Hopkins Microbiology Course taught in the 1950s and 1960s. The distinguishing aspect of this Hopkins Microbiology Course is the unique integration and application of conceptual ideas and experimentation of microbial physiology, ecology, population genetics and experimental evolution in a cohesive study of the environment. In traditional University curricula, courses in microbial physiology, genetics, ecology and evolution are taught distinctly from each other often competitively and without much cross-referencing. Each field has its own theories, thinking, and vocabulary, but the synthesis and assimilation of these clearly related aspects of microbial life is often lacking. This Hopkins Microbiology Course is not bound to adhere to such a strict curriculum. Therefore, we have assembled an international expert team specializing in physiology, ecology, and evolution to develop a coherent picture of how to understand microbe’s function in nature and the principles of what constitutes Microbial Diversity, how it is generated, and how it is maintained.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Hopkins Marine Station
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23). Biological Systems Science Division
OSTI Identifier:
1544817
Report Number(s):
Final-Report
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-08ER64552
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Spormann, Alfred. The Hopkins Microbiology Course. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1544817.
Spormann, Alfred. The Hopkins Microbiology Course. United States. doi:10.2172/1544817.
Spormann, Alfred. Thu . "The Hopkins Microbiology Course". United States. doi:10.2172/1544817. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1544817.
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title = {The Hopkins Microbiology Course},
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abstractNote = {For 10 years, (2008-2018), DOE supported the four-week, intensive summer course in Microbiology at the Hopkins Marine Station. This course builds upon the inquiry-driven teaching tradition introduced by C. B. van Niel in his renowned Hopkins Microbiology Course taught in the 1950s and 1960s. The distinguishing aspect of this Hopkins Microbiology Course is the unique integration and application of conceptual ideas and experimentation of microbial physiology, ecology, population genetics and experimental evolution in a cohesive study of the environment. In traditional University curricula, courses in microbial physiology, genetics, ecology and evolution are taught distinctly from each other often competitively and without much cross-referencing. Each field has its own theories, thinking, and vocabulary, but the synthesis and assimilation of these clearly related aspects of microbial life is often lacking. This Hopkins Microbiology Course is not bound to adhere to such a strict curriculum. Therefore, we have assembled an international expert team specializing in physiology, ecology, and evolution to develop a coherent picture of how to understand microbe’s function in nature and the principles of what constitutes Microbial Diversity, how it is generated, and how it is maintained.},
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