Dr. Eva Top teaching.

Dr. Top serves as the Director of the University of Idaho's
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (BCB) Graduate Programs.


…Courses - at the University of Idaho

Biol 411, Senior Capstone

Course Syllabus - f'12 : Course Information - f'12

This course is offered to biology majors (and others who satisfy the prerequisites) as a “capstone” to their undergraduate studies. You have spent four or more years gaining knowledge of biology, but have probably spent little time considering how this knowledge is (or isn’t) used in the “real world” that you will enter upon graduation. The primary objective of the course is to provide you with an opportunity to do so. In this course you will critically read, consider, discuss, and write about specific scientific issues that are prominent in society today.

Biol 552, Professional Development for Biologists

Course goals: The intent of this course is to provide graduate students with opportunities for professional development in a number of areas. There will be opportunities for students to participate in all aspects of the course. The intent is that students actually use these projects – consider submitting a grant proposal and giving a presentation at a scientific meeting.

BCB 501, Biocomplexity Graduate Seminar Series - Last Offered Spring 2010. Will Likely Be Offered Again Spring 2013

In collaboration with Dr. Steve Krone. Students and some faculty present and discuss papers on the interface of (micro)biology and mathematics. Although worlds apart, mathematicians and biologists learn to 'talk' to each other in a somewhat 'common language'. This course arose from the interactions between the faculty in the Math and Biology departments within iBest [Initiative for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies].

 


…Courses - at Ghent University, Belgium

From 1997 to 2001, I was responsible for the course “Molecular Aspects in Microbial Ecology” as well as for the lab portion of the course “Processes in Microbial Ecology”.

…Course - University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez

2011, "Casa Pueblo inicia curso universitario con profesores invitados de la Universidad de Idaho"

Mientras las universidades públicas y privadas entraron en periodos de receso académico, Casa Pueblo celebra del 17 al 20 de abril el curso universitario "Advances in Tropical Microbial Ecology".

Con cupo lleno, uno 30 estudiantes matriculados en 2 créditos de 'Temas Especiales en Biología' de la UPR-Mayagüez participarán del curso intensivo y residencial con los profesores Dr. Larry Forney y la belga Dra. Eva Top, ambos de la Universidad de Idaho. Los profesores invitados junto al Dr. Arturo Massol Deyá dictarán cátedra en los temas de diversidad de los microorganismos en los trópicos así como el efecto de las prácticas de monocultivo en la biodiversidad de suelos agrícolas. "La emoción de regresar a Puerto Rico después de un largo invierno en Idaho es maravillosa y más para estar con Casa Pueblo en momentos críticos como los que viven en defensa precisamente de esos recursos que valoramos en nuestros cursos [English]", exclamó el doctor Forney a su llegada a la isla.

Los cursos cortos residenciales son ofrecidos desde el 2003 por el Instituto Comunitario de Biodiversidad y Cultura de Casa Pueblo en su esfuerzo de ofrecer experiencias formativas integrando Ciencia, Cultura y Comunidad. La facultad y su personal de apoyo ofrece sus servicios enteramente por trabajo voluntario. Este es el segundo curso residencial ofrecido este año por Casa Pueblo, tras ofrecer en febrero el curso "Agricultura y Biodiversidad" a cargo de profesores invitados de la Universidad de Michigan. El costo de alimentación para los participantes será auspiciado por el Programa de Biotecnología Industrial de la UPRM.

Casa Pueblo es una organización de autogestión comunitaria que maneja reservas forestales del país con proyectos educativos alternativos. Sus proyectos operan con sistemas de energía renovable.

Ing. Alexis Massol González, Casa Pueblo de Adjuntas - article

University of Puerto Rico Advances in Tropical Microbial Ecology - 2010.
The 2010 class in Advances in Tropical Microbial Ecology. Graduation.

University of Puerto Rico Advances in Tropical Microbial Ecology - 2010.
Drs. Eva Top, Arturo Massol Deyá, and Larry J. Forney presenting certificate of completion to Janice N. Ramos Collazo.

"Just letting you know I had a blast these past few days and learned even more; not just about microbial ecology, but also about this amazing culture I get to be a part of and the island I get to live in. You guys made me realize that it isn't impossible to fix what's broken, and that in order to improve issues that are affecting Puerto Rico and it's environment, we need to act together as a whole and think critically, which has definitely made this one of the most fulfilling times I've ever spent. Thank you for a wonderful time and unforgettable experience."
Janice N. Ramos Collazo

2009, "Microbial Ecology, Culture and Society", Adjuntas, Puerto RIco, April 5-8. Lecturers: Drs. Larry Forney, Jason Johnstone-Yellin, Eva Top and Arturo Massol-Deyá.

University of Puerto Rico Advances in Tropical Microbial Ecology.

Casa Pueblo de Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, 5 - 8 de april de 2009.

2008, Advances in Microbial Ecology [pdf]. Current topics in microbial ecology with emphasis in tropical ecosystems will be presented. The course will emphasized in molecular tools and data analysis to solve microbiological problems in areas such as bioremediation, industrial microbiology and biotechnology. Activities will include field trips and group discussions of related scientific literature. Course is taught in collaboration with Dr. Larry Forney, and Dr. Arturo Massol-Deyá, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez

Casa Pueblo de Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, 16-19 de marzo de 2008.

Drs. Eva Top and Larry Forney with students, Puerto Rico, 16-19 de marzo de 2008. Drs. Eva Top and Larry Forney with students, Puerto Rico, 16-19 de marzo de 2008.

Drs. Eva Top, Arturo Massol-Deyá and Larry Forney, Puerto Rico, 16-19 de marzo de 2008. Drs. Eva Top, Arturo Massol-Deyá and Larry Forney, Puerto Rico, 16-19 de marzo de 2008.

2006, Advances in Tropical Microbial Ecology. The course emphasized molecular tools, bioinformatics and data analysis to solve microbiological problems in ecology. Course was taught in collaboration with Dr. Larry Forney, Dr. Celeste Brown, and Dr. Arturo Massol-Deyá, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez

University of Puerto Rico Advances in Tropical Microbial Ecology.