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Advances in Plant Biology
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5693-20-09-31 
Enrollment deadline: 26/02/2021
PlaceDepartment of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Date and timeMarch 2021 - April 2021
Regular seats20
ECTS credits12.00
Contact personStephan Wenkel    E-mail address: wenkel@plen.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserStephan Wenkel    E-mail address: wenkel@plen.ku.dk
Written languageEnglish
Teaching languageEnglish
Semester/BlockSpring
Block noteThe course runs for 6 weeks in the period March-April. Mondays and Tuesdays.
Scheme groupNot included in the scheme group
Scheme group noteTo be determined
Exam requirementsAttendance at lectures (min. 16) + approval of essay
Exam formWritten assignment
Course workload
Course workload categoryHours
Lectures25.00
Preparation175.00
Project work100.00

Sum300.00


Content

The objectives of the course is to give the PhD-students good knowledge and understanding of new developments in plant physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Plant processes are taught in molecular detail with emphasis on the molecular mechanisms for plant response to environmental and developmental stimuli. Selected topics are treated in depth.

The course is taught over 6 weeks (March - April) with 4 lectures per week. The students prepare an individual essay (in English) at the end of the course. The topic of the essay is chosen by each student in collaboration with the teacher. The lectures are given by specialists from Copenhagen University with additional external speakers.

Examples of present topics: 
Transport across cell membranes
Photosynthesis and its regulation
Light signalling and plant development
Climate change and plant health
Cell walls: evolution, biosynthesis and applications
Biosynthesis and function of secondary plant products
Genomic gene clusters in chemical defence
Evolutionary Agroecology
Starch synthesis
Molecular biology of plant pathogen interactions 
Nutrient (phosphate) signalling
Ethics of plant biotechnology

 


Learning outcome
The opjectives of the course is to give the PhD-students good knowledge and understanding of new developments in plant physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Plant processes are taught in molecular detail with emphasis on the molecular mechanisms for plant response to environmental and developmental stimuli. Selected topics are treated in depth.

Teaching and learning methods
There are about 24 lectures divided over 12 mornings during 6 weeks. Literature supporting each lecture is provided in advance. The students write an essay at the end of the course about a topic in plant science.  


Remarks

Course capacity:
The course will only run when a sufficient number of students have registered. Students are requested to express their interest in the course by November of the preceding year.

Course fee: C
Free of charge for PhD-students under the Open Market for Postgraduate Courses in Denmark and from NOVA-partners

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