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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Professor Ian Goodfellow at University of Cambridge.


Explore the fascinating world of "Microbial Marvels: Harnessing Nature's Tiniest Powerhouses" in this comprehensive course. Delve into the intricate realm of microbes, from understanding their diverse roles in ecosystems and human health to their applications in various industries. Uncover the mechanisms of microbial metabolism, genetic adaptation, and their interactions within communities. Discover cutting-edge topics like synthetic biology, phage therapy, and the ethical considerations surrounding microbial research. From the basic understanding of the invisible microbial world to the exploration of space microbiology and future frontiers, this course provides a holistic perspective on the impact, potential, and future directions of microbial studies. Join us on this engaging journey, as we unlock the limitless potential of these tiny yet powerful entities in our world.


At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Microbial Marvels: Harnessing Nature's Tiniest Powerhouses, by Ian Goodfellow

  • Ian Goodfellow is Professor of Virology and Deputy Head of Department (Pathology). His research focuses on the mechanisms of RNA virus replication and pathogenesis as well as the identification of control measures for the prevention or treatment of infections. His lab established the use of reverse genetics to study the molecular basis of norovirus pathogenesis, developing the first infectious reverse genetics system for noroviruses and the study of no viruses remains their main focus. During the 2014-16 Ebola virus epidemic, Professor Goodfellow was involved in the establishment and running of one of the first diagnostic facilities in Sierra Leone before subsequently returning to establish an in-country next generation sequencing facility to enable rapid sequence analysis of Ebola viral samples. Professor Goodfellow now holds an honorary position at the University of Makeni, Sierra Leone where he has established a research facility for post-Ebola capacity building.

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