Courses Offered by Alfred M. Spormann
Professor Spormann teaches a one year curriculum in Environmental Microbiology.
The core is composed of two lecture courses:
- CEE274A/Bio280A/CHEMENG 174 Environmental Microbiology
- CEE274B/Bio280B/CHEMENG 456 Metabolic Biochemistry of Microorganisms
as well as an intensive summer course with a laboratory and computational component:
These courses focus on fundamental aspects of bacterial metabolism and physiology, molecular microbiology and genomics, and molecular evolution. The courses are designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students with an interest in the molecular basis of the diversity and plasticity of microbes. In alternate years Professor Spormann offers a course on microbial biofilms.