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Since the discovery of the microscope microbiology has received significant attention since microorganisms played a significant role in the advancement as well as destruction of the mankind such as the black death. With the discovery of penicillin from a fungal culture beneficial role of microorganisms has been a major catalyst in the progress of biological sciences. Interestingly, there are fundamental aspects of microbiology that did not change since revelations of their identity dating back to the Pasteur era. On the other hand, molecular and biochemical advances have revealed further beneficial properties of the microorganisms in relation to the higher organisms and their functional existence. Microbiology teaching has its own pedagogy and focus again dating back to Pasteur days, however, to be able to skill future microbiologists, new delivery methods covering molecular advances and bioinformatics should be implemented. Microbiology Discipline-based teaching: From Pasteur to Post-Genomic Era: brings world experts together to highlight the importance of microbiology-discipline based teaching with its unique skills based approaches.
- Emphasizes both on traditional and discipline-based teaching with a focus on microbiology
- Combines pedagogy and the challenges faced in the post-genomic era
- Provides examples from various parts of the world including Pasteur Institute
Researchers, teachers, students, tertiary education institutions dealing with microbiology as their daily life involves microbiology teaching. Book will bring different insight into the microbiology teaching and learning as it will be different than the normally used text books
1. History of the development of the microbiology discipline
2. Pasteur and Pasteur’s quadrant: Pedagogical development of microbiology teaching
3. Terminologies and origins of the names of the microbiological material
4. Microbial nomenclature and teaching systematics
5. Transformation in microbiology teaching in the post-genomic era: new tools and molecular advances
6. Microbiology and Nursing Programs: from Florence
7. Different teaching delivery methods for sub disciplines of microbiology: Bacteriology, mycology, virology, protozoology, phycology
8. Harnessing the power of microbiology to bring solutions to current global problems: Microbiology and Innovation
9. Industry-Academia Interface: Microbiology and entrepreneurship
10. Current microbiology teaching resources
11. Microscopy and beyond
12. Work place integrated learning: regionally relevant microbiology
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- © Academic Press 2020
- 1st August 2020
- Academic Press
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Dr Kurtböke is an internationally reputed actinomycetologist and she has been in the field of biodiscovery since 1982 conducting research into discovery of novel and potent threpeutic compounds produced by actinomycetes in Turkey, Italy, the UK and Australia. Her most significant contribution has been the development of a novel isolation technique that selectively cultures rare actinomycetes with industrial importance which was adopted and applied by leading pharmaceutical companies since the 1990s. She has established bio-resource libraries for joint screening ventures with leading pharmaceutical companies in different settings since 1990s. Dr Kurtböke’s methodological strength in the field of actinomycetology played a key role in the detection of novel actinomycetes and contributed towards the establishment of yet another microbial library of bioactive actinomycetes at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) in Queensland, Australia since 2001. The library has been used for research and teaching activities at the USC as well as in partnership with regional, national and international collaborators for discovery of new drugs, agrobiologicals, enzymes and environmentally-friendly biotechnological innovations.
Dr Kurtböke has been a member of the Biodiscovery Industry Panel established by the AusBiotech and DEHWA which networks Australian biodiscovery operators. She was also one of the founding members of the Australian Microbial Resources Research Network currently linked with the Atlas of Living Australia and implements a Biolomics system for microbial data sharing. She has also been an active member of the World Federation of Culture Collections (WFCC) including serving as the Vice-President of the Federation (2010-2013). WFCC provides a nest to the World Data Centre of Microorganisms (WDCM) which maintains large volumes of data from global culture collections. WFCC also strategically links with the OECD's Global Biological Resources Initiative and the Global Biological Information Facility for long term maintenance and conservation of microorganisms and related information. The fortcoming book titled Microbial Resources-from functional existence in nature to industrial applications edited by Dr Kurtbӧke will bring experts in the fields of microbial ecology, taxonomy, culture collections and industrial microbiology together to highlight the importance of microbial genetic resources for global sustainability and biotechnological innovations.
University of the Sunshine Coast, Genecology Research Centre and Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering, Maroochydore DC, QLD, Australia