Our department is engaged in both lecture and practical course for medical microbiology. These include education on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases for both undergraduate and graduate students. Regarding our research, we are interested in investigating molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and virulence gene regulation in bacteria.
1. Molecular mechanism of antibiotic resistance in bacteria
2. Mechanism of sporulation, spore germination and toxin production in Clostridioides difficile and Clostridium perfringens
Our course provides the conceptual basis for understanding pathogenic microorganisms including host response in infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and epidemiologic surveillance. It also provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain basic techniques, such as identification of microorganisms and antimicrobial susceptibility testing which are performed in the clinical laboratory at medical facilities.