Time: 22-27 January, 2023. Location: Trolltun Gjestegård, Dombås, Norway
The course will provide PhD students with theoretical background and practical examples of using plant breeding methods to adapt plant material to changing climate conditions. The main focus will be on abiotic stress tolerance - and how knowledge on stress responses and tolerance mechanisms can be used to breed new crop plants with improved climate adaptation. In addition to giving examples of conventional breeding and selection methods, the course will provide insight into new methods like marker-based breeding, genomic selection, genome editing, speed breeding and sensor-based phenotyping methods as tools to achieve plants with improved stress tolerance. The overall goal is to support the development of sustainable food production systems in the Nordic countries.
The course will include a mix of lectures given by teachers and student presentations on assigned topics that cover the course curriculum.
Students will earn their credits by preparing and holding a lecture on their assigned topic as well as presenting a poster on their thesis project.
The course is intended for PhD students with basic knowledge of plant breeding and genetics, crop science and biotechnology. Students with plant breeding related research in their PhD project will get priority. If place allows, master students with relevant thesis research will also be admitted.
Morten Lillemo, NMBU
Participating NOVA teachers:
Teemu Teeri, Helsinki University
Mahbubjon Rahmatov, SLU
Ramesh Vetukuri, SLU
Hrannar Smári Hilmarsson, LBHÍ
Sahameh Shafiee, NMBU
Tomasz Mroz, NMBU
Course registration: https://nettskjema.no/a/293443
Deadline December 1, 2022
Some more practical details: NOVA Plant Breeding Dombås 2023 - practical information.pdf
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