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Hands-on Advanced Methods and Techniques in Plant Science and Biotechnology 2018

Summer School of , 5 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1159 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 139 EUR
Website http://www.au.dk/en/summeruniversity/courses/handsonadvancedmethodsandtechniquesinplantscienceandbiotechnology/

The Danish and global plant production is facing major challenges. The rapid population growth, the increased consumption of animal products and the use of crops for energy purposes demand an increased production. In addition, climate change is expected to have pronounced effects on plant production. At the same time there is also a strong wish among the public that future plant production can take place with minimal applications of pesticides and fertilizers. In effect, plant production is developing into a far more dynamic and demanding scenario in the food-, feed-, non-food-, and bioenergy area.  Plant biotechnology is expected to play a major role in meeting the demands created by this scenario through knowledge on plant genomes, advanced molecular breeding and development of genetic modified organisms (GMO).

The course intends to provide the students with experience in advanced molecular techniques used in modern plant science and biotechnology through an intensive two-week course. The course will cover state of the art techniques and methods within plant biotechnology research, including the genetic basis of several important plant properties and the use of molecular genetics and genetically modified organisms (GMO). The course will be relevant for students who wish a practical introduction to the newest techniques and theory within plant science and biotechnology, and who wish to understand the potentials of these techniques in future plant production. 

Admisson requirements

The students are expected to have to have a basic theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular biology, genetics and biotechnology.

For Further Information

You can find more information on the programme here www.au.dk/summeruniversity
If you have any questions regarding the programme please write
summeruniversity@au.dk
 



Summer

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 13

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