Microbiology & Immunology

 
Microbiology Student Marcus Leung at Artron BioresearchMicrobiology Student Marcus Leung at Artron Bioresearch

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

Entrance into the program is limited to those students who meet specific levels of academic and personal achievement.

Student Availability

Employment
Starts In
Level Number of Months Available Academic Year Level
January Juniors
Seniors
4 or 8
4 or 8
3
4
May Juniors
Seniors
4, 8, 12 or 16
4 or 8
4
4
September Juniors
Seniors
4, 8 or 12
4
3
4

Student Skillsets

  • 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

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