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Stress in plants

Vak 2003-2004

This 8-day-course will consist of a series of lectures and research discussions, focusing on stress in plants, with special attention given to molecular aspects and to applications in plant biotechnology. Topics to be dealt with are: plant-insect interactions, plant stress hormones, oxidative stress, osmostress, plant disease, and nutritional deficiency (especially symbiotic nitrogen fixation). In the morning lectures, an overview will be presented of recent research data and views and, when appropriate, it will be discussed how these data can be used for applications in industry and agriculture. In the afternoon discussions, selected papers from scientific journals will be critically analyzed with respect to specification of research questions, to the strategy of experimentation, and to the (practical) value of the results. In these discussions, the attendants will act as if they are reviewers of an international scientific journal. At the end of the course, each attendant has to prepare a critical evaluation of a scientific manuscript.

Coordinator

prof.dr. J. Kijne

Onderwijsvormen

Lectures and research discussions

Studiemateriaal

Selection of research papers

Toetsing

Critical evaluation of a scientific paper

Ingangseis/advies

basic knowledge of molecualr biology

Rooster

05.04.2004-23.04.2004

Inschrijving

form

Opmerkingen

maximal 15 deelnemers.

this course is mandatory for the Master profile Exp Plant science