Introduction to Microbiology

Online Tutorials:

  • Siptah's Revenge! "For three millennia I have waited for revenge on the terrible disease which ruined my life". Learn how polio ruined an ancient Egytpian Pharoh's life - & what we're going to do about it!
  • A dose of the pox... "An interactive tutorial that steps you through the discovery & ultimate eradication of smallpox using a series of questions. At each step, information & images are provided to help broaden ones appreciation of this scientific feat!" Access Excellence
    "How did we eliminate naturally-occuring smallpox outbreaks? Who developed the first vaccine? Should we destroy preserved laboratory stocks of smallpox? This is a fascinating & thought-provoking online tutorial." bioSURF
  • How Now Mad Cow: How much do you really know about BSE? Can you get brain disease from eating beef? Decide for yourself...
  • The Panama Puzzle "It's June 25th, 1900. Walter Reed needs your help to put an end to "yellow jack," a disease causing his men to drop like flies." Yahoo
    "Play the part of Walter Reed, early 20th century U.S. Army doctor, & try to figure out what's killing the troops constructing the Panama Canal. You may be surprised to learn the nature of some of the experiments the real Walter Reed conducted in the name of science" bioSURF
  • Virus Replication "Ever wondered what it would be like to be polio virus or an HIV virus? This interactive tutorial lets you 'transform' yourself into a virus & then asks you to answer how you would behave under certain biological conditions. If you make a mistake, don't worry... lots of background information & pictures are available to help. A great learning tool!" Access Excellence
  • Complement - test your knowledge of the workings of the complement system.

Microbiology Podcasts

Microbiology Video Library

   Online Experiments

Statistics Videos

The DNA Show

The RNA Show

The Protein Show


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