Microbiome Science and Engingeering

Graduate Certificate

Qiime Workshop

Certificate Overview

This certificate provides a foundation in the concepts and methods of microbiome science and engineering and provides perspectives on the applications of those fundamentals to a range of topics in environmental, animal and human, plant, and industrial contexts.

Program Level Learning Objectives

Students completing this certificate will be able to:

  1. Describe microbiomes and compare and contrast microbiomes to single microbial species in terms of function;
  2. Explain current methods for characterizing microbiomes, including the information obtained and the limitations of the methods;
  3. Describe the role of microbiomes in human, animal, plant, or industrial systems and the functional interactions between microbiomes and their hosts;
  4. Integrate concepts from microbiology, ecology, and physiology in the context of microbiome function; and
  5. Apply knowledge of microbiome structure and function to propose methods of engineering the microbiome behavior.

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