ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
Stampa
Enrollment year
2021/2022
Academic year
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
BIO/19 (GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
Course
EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED BIOLOGY
Curriculum
Biologia ambientale e biodiversità
Year of study
Period
2nd semester (01/03/2022 - 14/06/2022)
ECTS
6
Lesson hours
48 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
ORAL TEST
Teacher
PASCA MARIA ROSALIA (titolare) - 6 ECTS
Prerequisites
The understanding of some topics of the course assumes the knowledge of the basic concepts of chemistry and microbiology, which will be recalled during the first lessons.
Learning outcomes
The objectives of the course are: 1. Studying the presence of microorganisms in different environments; 2. To know the application of microorganisms in solving environmental problems such as wastewater treatment and bioremediation.
Course contents
The world of microorganisms. The adaptation of microorganisms to natural environment. The
microorganisms in different environments: atmosphere, hydrosphere, soil and extreme environments. Interactions between microorganisms and other organisms. Genetically modified microorganisms for the environmental biotechnology. Methods in Environmental Microbiology. Environmental problems and applications in environmental protection: biodeterioration of handworks, biological treatment of sewage, bioremediation of contaminated sites, air biofiltration, bio-restauration.
Production of biofuels, bioplastics, bioinsecticides.

Some laboratories activities.
Teaching methods
The course is divided into lectures and laboratory activities.
Reccomended or required readings
Barbieri P, Bestetti G, Galli E, Zannoni D. 2008. Microbiologia ambientale ed elementi di ecologia microbica. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana.
Assessment methods
The oral exam will be divided into two parts:
1. Oral presentation of about 10 minutes by projection of slides on a scientific publication in English (chosen by the student and validated by the teacher) concerning one of the topics addressed during the course.
2. The second part of the oral exam will focus on the rest of the topics covered during the course, to assess the student's overall knowledge of the subject.
Further information
The oral exam will be divided into two parts:
1. Oral presentation of about 10 minutes by projection of slides on a scientific publication in English (chosen by the student and validated by the teacher) concerning one of the topics addressed during the course.
2. The second part of the oral exam will focus on the rest of the topics covered during the course, to assess the student's overall knowledge of the subject.
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030
The oral exam will be divided into two parts:
1. Oral presentation of about 10 minutes by projection of slides on a scientific publication in English (chosen by the student and validated by the teacher) concerning one of the topics addressed during the course.
2. The second part of the oral exam will focus on the rest of the topics covered during the course, to assess the student's overall knowledge of the subject.
The goals