autumn 2019

BIO-3005 Seminar: Molecular Environmental Biology in Microbes and Plants - 5 stp

Last changed: 26.04.2019

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Tromsø |

Type of course

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

Course contents

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.

Objective of the course

Students who have completed this course:

  • know limitations and opportunities of research questions based on current projects at UiT
  • have a good understanding of the applicability of molecular techniques
  • have an overview over novel developments in their field as well as adjacent research areas

Students who have completed this course can:

  • can present their research results using state of the art media
  • are able to exercise constructive criticism in discussion fora
  • can explain scientific work (own or from literature) to fellow students and researchers

General competence;
Students who have completed this course can

  • can explain scientific work (own or from literature) to fellow students and researchers
  • convey the essence of their project to others
  • engage in critical discussions with their fellow students

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

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


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.

Re-sit exam
There will not be a re-sit exam.


Lectures Autumn 2019
First attendance: September 7th at 08.15.
Seminar prof. Kirsten Krause


Kirsten Krause

Phone: +4777646415