Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

phage lab students

Video: First-year students or trained phage hunters?

Read transcript There is a long list of learning objectives for the phage genomics course in which first-year undergraduates conduct hands-on research. Students learn how to purify and isolate novel bacteriophages — viruses that infect bacterial hosts — from soil samples. They learn how to characterize their individual phages, which can only be viewed using […]

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Ed Ashworth

UMaine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture Awards Top Students

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine honored 11 students for their exemplary achievements during a banquet on April 20. The invitation-only event attracted over 400 university students, staff and friends. The College is the largest at the University of Maine, with a faculty that comprises the largest group […]

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Going viral: First-year students get hands-on experience in phage genomics course

There is a long list of learning objectives for the HON 150/155 phage genomics course, in which first-year undergraduates conduct hands-on research. They learn how to purify and isolate novel bacteriophages — viruses that infect bacterial hosts — from soil samples. The students learn how to characterize their individual phages — which have the miniscule […]

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