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Advanced Methods in Plant Pathology (AD HOC course)
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5699-22-09-31
PlaceDepartment of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Date and timeJanuary 2023 - December 2023
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
Block noteAD HOC course, please contact relevant lecturer
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


Aim and 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


Individual for specific modules.

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

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 )

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.

Course capacity Typically 1-2 students per module at any one time. Determined individually. Please contact course responsible David Collinge for further information.

Price: After agreement to cover laboratory consumables
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