autumn 2020

BIO-8005 Seminar: Molecular Environmental Biology in Microbes and Plants - 5 ECTS

Last changed: 12.05.2020

The course is provided by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Location

Tromsø |

Application deadline

 

Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway who has got the course approved in their instruction component: September 1st (for autumn semester) / February 1st (for spring semester).

Application deadline for other applicants: June 1st (for autumn semester/December 1st (for spring)

Type of course

PhD course principally aimed at PhD-students affiliated to the Microbes and Plants Research Group. Open to all students with an interest in Molecular Biology.

Admission requirements

Who can appy:

  • UiT PhD students who wants to take a course that is not approved in their instruction component
  • PhD student enrolled at another institution than UiT
  • Applicants who have completed a Master degree

PhD students or holders of a Norwegian master´s degree of five years or 3+2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. PhD students must upload a document from their university stating that there are registered PhD students. This group of applicants does not have to prove English proficiency and are exempt from semester fee.

PhD students at UiT register for the course through StudentWeb. The registration for spring semester starts in the middle of December, and for autumn semester in the middle of June.

Other applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWeb. Application code 9301.

Holders of a Master´s degree must upload a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. Applicants from listed countries must document proficiency in English. To find out if this applies to you, see the following list: Proficiency in English must be documented - list of countries.
For more information on accepted English proficiency tests and scores, as well as exemptions from the English proficiency tests, please see the following document:  Proficiency in english - PhD level studies

PhD students enrolled at PhD programmes a UiT can contact Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at the BFE-faculty  for questions regarding registration to the course. Singular course applicants must contact opptak@uit.no regarding questions to their application.

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 Microorganisms and Plants 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

Knowledge: 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

Skills: 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

English

Teaching methods

Seminar: 40 hours; spread over at least four semesters. The seminar will be held regularly throughout each semester. It is obligatory for all PhD students within the Microorganisms and Plants group, and is open for other interested PhD students.

Assessment

4 oral presentations of research results and current scientific literature over four semesters and assessed during the last semester. Grade: Pass/fail.

Coursework requirement:
Students must regularly attend the seminar and actively participate in discussions to be able to take the exam. 

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

Schedule



Contact
Kirsten-Krause

Kirsten Krause


Professor
Phone: +4777646415 kirsten.krause@uit.no