autumn 2018
BIO-3005 Seminar: Molecular Environmental Biology in Microbes and Plants - 5 ECTS

Last changed 25.06.2019

Type of course

Master course for biology students - principally aimed at MSc-students specializing in Molecular Environmental Biology.

Course content

Subject of the seminar will be molecular biology approaches to analyse the interaction and communication of molecules, cell compartments, cells, microbial communities, microbes and photosynthetic organisms with their respective environments. Examples from ongoing research in the Molecular Environments Research Group will provide the platform for the contributions.Topics include the communication within plant and bacterial cells, communication of cells and organisms with their environment and communication in microbial soil communities as well as plant/microbial and plant/plant associations. Techniques in focus are genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic analyses in plants, microbes and microbial communities.

Objectives of the course

Students that have completed Bio-3005:
  • can present their research results using state of the art media
  • are able to exercise constructive critisism in discussion fora
  • can explain scientific work (own or from literature) to fellow students and researchers

Language of instruction

English

Teaching methods

Seminar: 30 hours; 1 hour weekly spread over 3 semesters

Assessment

Students must regularly attend the biweekly seminar, and have an active participation in discussions. At least one oral presentation of research results during three semesters. Grade type: pass / fail.

Students must remember to sign up for teaching all 3 semesters and ONLY sign up for the exam the last (3.) semester.

There will not be a re-sit exam.


Schedule


Recommended reading/syllabus

Presentations given in biweekly seminars.Examples from ongoing research in the Molecular Environments Research Group will provide the platform for the contributions.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: BIO-3005