Thursday, June 22, 2017

Postgraduate Students

PhD course: Field-omics and remote sensing, 18-22 June 2017 at SLU Alnarp

The recent flurry of technological advancements by, e.g., Next-Generation sequencing (NGS) and mass spectrometry (MS), have enabled genome-scale capturing of biological processes at the molecular level. Rather than being limited to a handful of measured compounds, it is now possible to capture thousands of molecular variables. These techniques are being increasingly used also in the field conditions which is a central part of crop science

"Field-omics and remote sensing - analysis of ‘-omics’ and phenotypic data in field trials and controlled environments" (3 ECTS), 18-22 June 2017 focuses on theoretical and practical aspects when designing experiments to generate ’-omics’ data, proximal and remote sensing. It will cover topics from experimental design, sampling to interpreting the results and finding biologically relevant conclusions. Strategies both in field trials and in controlled environments will be covered.

Schedule        Course syllabus

Teachers: Dan Jacobson (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Kim Esbensen (Aalborg University), Fredrik Levander (Lund University), Kristina Gruden (NIB Slovenia) and Aakash Chawade (SLU Alnarp). Course leader: Erik Alexandersson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Registration contact Erik Alexandersson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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PhD course: Plant Protection Biology

PhD course Plant Protection Biology, 7 ECTS
5-16 September 2016, at SLU Alnarp

The increasing environmental awareness, to some extent induced by the increasing number of reports on global climate change, has and will have a large impact on management of future cropping systems, especially concerning plant protection. The overall objective of this course is to give PhD students from different subject areas (e.g. ecology, entomology, pathology, molecular biology plant breeding etc.) a deeper understanding of challenges and constraints in relation to modern plant protection in different systems.

More information: see the course syllabus or contact the course leader Erik Alexandersson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Schedule

Open lectures

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Integrated Pest Management and Food Security in the Tropics, 7 HEC (PLS0035)

The aim of this course is to give students a fundamental understanding of how to integrate basic disciplines such as molecular biology, pathology, ecology, and engineering for resilient and sustainable management of pests and diseases in different cropping systems, and prepare them to engage in two-way communication with growers concerning pest problems and possible solutions. Students from diverse backgrounds will learn from each other. In this course, students will move from being narrowly focused on their own research projects to an applied, system-level perspective.

PosterCourse plan and preliminary schedule, 24 Nov - 5 Dec, 2014

Lectures, laboratory exercises, excursions, discussions, seminars apply before 15 August

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PhD course Biometrical and Statistical Theory and Practice in Plant Breeding, 3.5 ECTS

This PhD course will be held by guest lecturers Dr. Jose Crossa (Biometrics and Statistics Unit, CIMMYT, Mexico) and Dr. Paulino Pérez-Rodríguez (Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico), who last year held a popular PhD course in genomic selection for plants supported by PlantLink.

General themes: Quantitative genetics in plant breeding, Concept on genotype-by-environment interaction (G×E) and methods for its analysis, Genetic models and their use in plant breeding, Basic concepts of association genetics and genomic-enabled prediction.

Venue and dates: SLU Alnarp, 9-13 November 2015. 

There is no fee. Travel, accommodation and food is at participant’s own expense.

To register send an email to Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 14 September 2015. The number of participants is limited to 20.

Further information course schedule, assigned readings, lectures and assignments

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PhD course: Genomic Selection in Plant Breeding

Methods and Models for Plant Genomic Prediction and Selection in Plant Breeding, 2.5 ECTS (PLS0036)

PlantLink is happy to announce a PhD course led by Prof José Crossa and Assistant Prof Paulino Pérez from CIMMYT in genomic selection, 8-11 September at SLU Alnarp. More information and the course plan can be found here. To register please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

Schedule

SLUco 150
RS CMYK 150
LundUniversity C2line CMYK 150