What is Microbiology & Immunology?
Microbiology & Immunology is a field of study probing the world of viruses, bacteria, yeasts, moulds and protozoa. It encompasses aspects of ecology, genetics, physiology, molecular biology, the development of disease, public health and the human immune system. Microbiology and Immunology are exciting disciplines at the heart of many advances in modern medicine. Microbiology is the foundation for the utilization of microorganisms in biotechnology and also offers tools and perspectives to address ecological issues. The Microbiology & Immunology program provides students with a broad understanding of the diversity of microbiology, while at the same time allowing for specialization in areas of particular interest. Students begin by studying the structure, function, physiology, and genetics of bacteria and viruses, followed by more in-depth studies in areas such as medical microbiology and infectious diseases, molecular biology and genetics, industrial and applied microbiology, virology, a