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Advanced Methods in Plant Pathology
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5699-21-09-31 
Enrollment deadline: 06/08/2021
PlaceDepartment of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Date and timeSeptember 2021 - December 2021
Regular seats2
ECTS credits5.00
Contact personDavid B. Collinge    E-mail address: dbc@plen.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserDavid B. Collinge    E-mail address: dbc@plen.ku.dk
Written languageEnglish
Teaching languageEnglish
Semester/BlockAutumn
Scheme groupNot included in the scheme group
Exam requirementsLaboratory work.
Exam formWritten assignment
Exam aidsAll aids allowed
Grading scalePassed / Not passed
Criteria for exam assessmentDemonstration through the report that the participant has understood how to make the analyses and interpret the data obtained.
Exam re-examinationn.a.
Course workload
Course workload categoryHours
Preparation60.00
Guidance10.00
Preparation50.00
Exam10.00

Sum130.00


Content

The course gives a hands on introduction to specific advanced methods in plant pathology such as: 

  • The use of fluorescent reporters with filamentous fungi (fungal transformation and advanced microscope techniques) (bje/hjo)
  • Plant disease diagnostics based on symptoms, pathogen morphology, diagnostic keys and taxonomy (hjo/bje)
  • Molecular plant disease diagnostics (bje/hjo)
  • Methods used for studying induced resistance (hjo)
  • Methods in biological control
    • Screening and evaluation of Biological Control Agents (BCAs) (meni/bje)
    • Monitoring for BCAs in the environment (meni)
  • Real time PCR for studying Plant-microbe interactions (dbc)
  • Gene knock-out in fungi and their effects on interactions with plants or other organisms (htc)

These techniques are taught in specific modules. 

Normally a student will chose one of these modules but may combine as appropriate.



Learning outcome

The course gives a hands on introduction to advanced methods in plant pathology of direct relevance for the individual research project.


Literature

Individual for specific modules.


Teaching and learning methods
Apprenticeship in a research group, literature discussion, data analysis and interpretation.


Lecturers

Birgit Jensen (bje@plen.ku.dk)
Hans Lyngs Jørgensen (
hjo@plen.ku.dk )
Hans Thordal-Christensen (
htc@plen.ku.dk )
Mette Haubjerg Nicolaisen (
meni@plen.ku.dk
 )



Workload
The work load depends on the module size, for 6 ECTS it will be approx. 150 hrs but can be made larger as this is an ad hoc course. Modules can be combined or taken separately.

Remarks

Course capacity Typically 1-2 students per module at any one time. Determined individually.

Price: After agreement to cover laboratory consumables

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