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Microbiology & Cell Science

Microbiology & Cell Science

MCB 6458 Post Translational Modifications in Microbiology


The primary objective of this microbiology course is to enhance student learning while improving both team collaboration and individual writing skills. To achieve this, the course will employ an innovative approach to student learning through interactive group projects and proposal writing. The group projects will require students to synthesize published research findings while also encouraging them to think critically and "outside the box." Moreover, we hope that students will leverage the knowledge they acquire in the course to explore how post-translational modifications can be used to improve human health, food and agriculture, and natural resources.  By mastering the art of review writing, students will gain a better understanding of their chosen field of study.

Course Goals

By the end of course the students will be able to:

  • Analyze the molecular and cellular biology of post-translational modifications (PTMs) using relevant literature
  • Evaluate and interpret primary research articles that discuss PTMs, using critical thinking skills
  • Evaluate the role of PTMs in real-life applications such as controlling pathogenesis, engineering microbial biocatalysts in the production of renewable fuels and chemicals, or agricultural applications
  • Demonstrate teamwork skills in completing a successful group project
  • Analyze the peer-reviewed literature
  • Apply acquired skills in reviewing and scoring peers' projects

Library Access

Distance Education and UF Online Students enjoy the same library privileges as on-campus students.

At A Glance

  • $535.00 per credit hour plus fees
Application Procedure
  1. Complete the Application Intent form
  2. Complete the Graduate Application
  3. Send your Transcripts