Rafi Rashid

Rafi RASHID is Lecturer at the National University of Singapore’s Integrative Sciences and Engineering Programme (ISEP). He is passionate about putting the “Philosophy” back into “Doctor of Philosophy”. His other passion is using technology to enhance teaching and learning, and he has been progressively implementing blended learning in the courses that he teaches. He teaches graduate courses on interdisciplinarity, research ethics and scientific integrity, professional skills and techniques, and scientific communication. He is the creator of the Microbiomes & Sustainability edX Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and is one of its three instructors.

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Small Organisms, Big Solutions: Microbiomes & Sustainability (edX)

The course is an introduction to microbiomes and sustainability. It argues that global microbiomes are fundamentally relevant to sustainability. Topics include principles of sustainability, sustainable development, microbiomes in humans and the environment, bioremediation, and bioretention.

Microbiomes & Sustainability (edX)

The course is an introduction to microbiomes and sustainability. It argues that global microbiomes are fundamentally relevant to sustainability. Topics include principles of sustainability, sustainable development, microbiomes in humans and the environment, bioremediation, and bioretention. For more than 3.5 billion years microbes and their communities (microbiomes) have shaped the [...]