Previously, we discussed 10 facts for dissertation on microbiology in our first guide on this topic. We’re confident that these facts must have allowed you to grasp some credible information on microbiology, on which you can start writing immediately.
To make things easier, we have included two more guides for you.
In this second guide you’re going to get acquainted with 20 microbiology dissertation topics relevant to microbiology. This will help you in writing your thesis as you will not have to scratch your head searching for ideas.
Many students just don’t know where to start, which is why these topics can come in handy. Furthermore, we have also included a short sample dissertation essay. This sample essay would allow you to know how a dissertation is structured. We have also stated some references to help you find more information on a specific topic if you decide to choose it for your dissertation.
After you’re done reading this guide, we highly recommend you to read the last guide, how to write a good dissertation on microbiology, which would definitely help you compose a stellar dissertation paper.
Without further ado let’s pay attention to our topics:
There you have it! These topics surely have opened up your mind towards writing your dissertation paper. To make things even easier, we have chosen one of the topics mentioned above, to provide you with a short dissertation sample essay, so you can have quite a good idea on how it’s structured:
For over a millennia, humans could see nothing smaller than the thickness of their hair, until around the 1590, when the microscope was invented. Through this pioneer instrument, humans were able to see previously hidden world of microorganisms – living in foods we eat, water we drink and even the air we breath in.
But there is a problem in the history itself; Nobody knows for sure who invented the microscope, but there are three geniuses, who are mentioned as the inventors of this incredible instrument: Hans Janssen and Zacharias Janssen. These two brilliant inventors are known to have worked as a father-son team. However, there is a third name as well. Many historians claim the inventor to be the famous Hans Lippershey, known for filing the first patent for a telescope. Coincidently, the Janssens were living in the same town where Lippershey was living in.
However, the letters of Dutch Diplomat William Borrell, initially sent to the physician of French King, stated that Zacharias Janssen talked about the microscope. But it was only talking, and the invention was really seen years after. At the time of the letter, which was in the early 1590s, Zacharias was also a teenager, so the historians argue about that too. Nevertheless, whoever invented this instrument, did a marvelous job.
The first microscope was a significant milestone, but it needed improvements that were obtained thanks to the names like Galileo, Robert Hooke, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Robert Koch, Ernst Ruska and Max Knoll.
However, the correct time when microscopes evolved was in the beginning of the 21st century when Ernst Ruska and Max Knoll invented the electron microscope, which is now used worldwide. This particular lens could resolve objects that were smaller than the wavelength of visible light, which had become the barrier of previous microscopes. The electron microscope has revolutionized the study of micro-organisms.
Today, a variety of microscopes can be found in labs, including but not limited to: reflecting microscopes, ultraviolet microscopes, confocal microscopes, phase contrast microscopes, and even some modern microscopes that can show a single atom.
In simple words, the invention of microscopes didn’t only give rise to the study of microorganisms, which we call microbiology, but it also revolutionized other aspects of science and had helped scientists in researching and developing their theories.
Due to the invention of microscope, microbiologists can now figure out which bacterias are actually needed for human survival and which are not.
Through the use of a microscope, microbiologists can also understand how pathogens (the harmful bacteria) work, and how this form of bacteria can be safely exterminated. Due to this innovation, we are creating new milestones in the world of medicine and have eradicated several diseases from the face of this earth. We are also working on cures for cancer and HIV due to these technological advancements.
Great! Now you have the topics, as well as a sample essay to give you a head start in composing your dissertation paper. Let’s head on to our final guide to get to know how a dissertation is actually written and structured.