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Medical Microbiology primarily deals with microorganisms that cause diseases in humans. The major working fields are the structures of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, growth properties of microorganisms, pathogenic strategies they enhanced, diagnostic approaches to infectious diseases, and efficiency of antimicrobial agents used for therapy. For that purpose, morphological studies based on a light microscope, fluorescent microscope, and electron microscope, various cultivation methods, and molecular techniques are performed.

The Medical Microbiology Ph.D. program at Koc University offers comprehensive training to the graduates who are planning to work in the field of medical microbiology or continue to doctoral programs in the same area. The candidates of the program with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in health sciences and natural sciences are expected to be equipped with a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in laboratory methods and applications in the light of the latest technological approaches.

Programme structure

Our Medical Microbiology Ph.D. program is a full-time, course-based, 4-5 year interdisciplinary doctoral program with a Ph.D. qualifier exam and a doctoral thesis (dissertation) requirement supervised by a faculty member.