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Hands-on advanced methods and techniques in plant science and biotechnology

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.

Find full course description in the course catalogue

Venue

The course is an off-campus course and held at Aarhus University Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1, DK-4200 Slagelse.

The Department of Agroecology is located in Flakkebjerg 10 km south of Slagelse with good possibilities of public transportation to Copenhagen. We have 6.500 m2 of laboratories, greenhouses and semi-field facilities and 175 ha of experimental area as well as library, offices and canteen. We are experts in integrated pest management for the control of plant diseases, pests and weeds.

AU Flakkebjerg

Forsøgsvej 1
4200 Slagelse

Accomodation:

Help for accommodation will be organized. Please contact course coordinator, Søren Borg,  +45 87 15 82 83 or soren.borg@mbg.au.dk 

Exam

A maximum 15 page report based on the practical exercises will be compulsory to the course. The report is assesed based on the Danish 7-point grading scale and has to be handed in no later than two weeks from the end of the course.

A minimum of 90 % presence at the theoretical and practical lessons is required to obtain the course diploma.

Admission Requirements

Course Specific:

A relevant bachelor's degree within Science and Technology.
The students are expected to have to have a basic theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular biology, genetics and biotechnology.  

General:

Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Langauge proficiency

You can read more about admission here

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