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EBC Seminar



The key characteristic of a seminar is that participants familiarize themselves with the state of the art of a specific EBC-related scientific topic, by critically reading scientific literature, and by preparing a lecture on this topic, which they then present to their fellow course participants. One aspect is also to critically assess the topics presented by the other course participants.

Within the EBC specialization we offer two courses that qualify as a seminar:

  1. Biodiversity and Conservation
  2. The Immune system of plants

Learning goals

Practice reading primary scientific literature, discussing scientific articles, and orally presenting a specific EBC-related scientific topic. In some seminar courses participants are also expected to write a critical review about a specific topic.

Course objectives:
To obtain an overview on the state of the art of a specific EBC topic, and to practice making a critical summary of scientific literature in a lecture and/or review.

Final qualifications:
A more advanced MSc student with a detailed theoretical background on an EBC-related topic. The student is able to comprehend and summarize the state-of-the-art of a specific EBC-related scientific topic in a lecture and/or review.

Please look under Electives for further information about the specific seminar.