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PhD course on cell biology of plant-microbe interactions

ECTS credits: 5

Course parameters:
Language: English
Level of course: PhD course
Time of year: Q1 2016
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like:35
Capacity limits: 8 participants

Objectives of the course:
Learning outcomes and competences:
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • identify and know the principle of the most suitable microscopy technique and strategy applicable for their own scientific question
  • use at maximum potential the capacities of the standard and confocal microscopy for analyzing their scientific subjects
  • identify and avoid technical artifacts
  • use specific computer programs for analyzing and interpreting scientific images

Compulsory programme:
Active participation in the theoretical and practical part of the 5-day course.
Prepare a 5 min. presentation on their PhD project with emphasis on the use/importance of microscopy.

Course contents:
The course will provide a theoretical overview and update on fluorescent probe development, sample preparation, light and confocal microscopy, image analysis and interpretation. Specific examples from Lotus-Rhizobium and Lotus-arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis will be used as biological interactions to practically illustrate and experience the various theoretical aspects.

Prerequisites:
Bachelor study

Name of lecturers:
Responsible teachers: Simona Radutoiu and Andrea Genre. Andrea Genre is a guest visiting professor at MBG.
Invited lecturers on the course: Andrea Genre (University of Torino, Italy), Joelle Fournier (INRA-CNRS Toulouse, France), Christian Voigt (University of Hamburg, Germany), Alexander Schulz (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Lorenzo Frigerio (Warwik University, UK)
Other teachers: Marcin Nadzieja, Eiichi Murakami, Zoltan Bozsoki, Dugald Reid- MBG, Aarhus University.

Type of course/teaching methods:
Lectures, practical exercises

Literature:
To be announced specifically to the registered candidates

Course homepage:
https://auws.au.dk/PhD_course

Course assessment:
None

Provider:
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University 

Special comments on this course:
Registration required. No fee for participation. Costs for transport, accommodation and living need to be ensured from other sources.

Time:
5-9 September 2016

Place:
Gustav Wieds vej 10. 8000C Aarhus, Denmark

Registration:
Deadline for registration is Monday, 29 of August 2016. Information regarding admission will be sent out no later than two days later after deadline.

Registration: https://auws.au.dk/PhD_course

If you have any questions, please contact Simona Radutoiu, e-mail: radutoiu@mbg.au.dk, Tel: +4587155498

 

 

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