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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.



"Microbiology Demystified: A Beginner's Guide" is a comprehensive course designed to introduce students to the fascinating world of microbiology. Whether you are a curious beginner or looking to expand your knowledge in the field, this course provides a solid foundation in the fundamental concepts of microbiology. Through a series of engaging lectures, you will delve into the microbial realm, exploring diverse microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa, understanding their structures, functions, and the crucial roles they play in the natural world. This course covers a wide range of topics, from the principles of microbial growth control to the intricate details of microbial genetics, immunology, and environmental microbiology. You will also explore real-world applications, including food microbiology, biotechnology, and the use of microbes in various industries. Additionally, you will examine the impact of microorganisms on human health, antimicrobial agents, and emerging infectious diseases. The course concludes by looking ahead to the future of microbiology and offers opportunities for students to present their research. By the end of this course, you will have gained a deep understanding of microbiology and its relevance to both the natural world and various industries, making it a valuable resource for students and enthusiasts seeking a strong foundation in this field.


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.

Microbiology Demystified: A Beginner's Guide, by Ian Goodfellow at Cambridge

  • 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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