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.).

This course focuses on theoretical and practical aspects when designing experiments to generate ’-omics’ data, proximal and remote sensing primarily in field conditions. 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. Suitable statistical methods to deal with the variation in this type of data will be presented. The goal is to point out the possibilities and shortcomings in using ’-omics’ and remote sensing techniques. The potential in using ’-omics’ data in future plant breeding and plant protection efforts will be discussed.

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.)

For more information and registration contact Erik Alexandersson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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