551-0205-00L Challenges in Plant Sciences
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Lecturers||W. Gruissem, C. Sánchez-Rodríguez, further lecturers|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Number of participants limited to 40.|
|Abstract||The colloquium introduces students to the disciplines in plant sciences and provides integrated knowledge from the molecular level to ecosystems and from basic research to applications, making use of the synergies between the different research groups of the PSC. The colloquium offers a unique chance to approach interdisciplinary topics as a challenge in the field of plant sciences.|
|Objective||Major objectives of the colloquium are:|
introduction of graduate students and Master students to the broad field of plant sciences
promotion of an interdisciplinary and integrative teaching program
promotion of active participation and independent work of students
promotion of presentation and discussion skills
increased interaction among students and professors
|Content||Challenges in Plant Sciences will cover the following topics:|
Chemical communication among plants, insect and pathogens.
Specificity in hormone signaling.
Resilience of tropical ecosystems.
Regulatory factors controlling cell wall formation.
Disease resistance genes.