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Reminder: NOVA PhD Course "Phenotyping Technologies in Plant-environment Interactions - Integrated Analysis of Omics Data" - Open for Applications

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    Håkon Sparre

The course will take place on 11-15 Jun. 2018 in Alnarp, Sweden.
Application deadline: 10 May 2018 (NB! New deadline)

The course is of 5 ECTS and is organised by Docent Erik Alexandersson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).

NOVA course information web page

Apply here for the course running in 2018

The course is the first course in the NOVA PhD course series "Phenotyping Technologies in Plant-environment Interactions" which is scheduled for 2018-2021:

Course Description
The changing climate demands developing faster breeding methods to provide effective solutions for the future agriculture. This course series aims to introduce the emerging research fields of high throughput plant phenotyping used for plant-environment interactions from highly controlled environments to field conditions, in combination with omics technologies including bioinformatics and R-computing.

The course series aims to introduce the emerging technologies related to i) controlled environments that allow simulations and testing future climatic conditions, ii) automated and image based plant phenotyping technologies that are to remove bottlenecks in between genotype to phenotype screens, iii) high throughput field phenotyping technologies and iv) transcriptomics with bioinformatics and R-computing that are required for the deeper understanding of the molecular networks. The objective of the course series is to provide the participating students with the basic knowledge and understanding of the emerging fields of plant phenomics and data processing that can serve breeding efforts in modern agriculture.

Preliminary course schedule

Main Teachers

  • Docent Erik Alexandersson, SLU 
  • Assistant Professor Aakash Chawade, SLU
  • Docent Kristiina Himanen, University of Helsinki
  • Researcher Morten Lillemo, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  • Professor Carl-Otto Ottosen, Aarhus University – Science and Technology
  • Associate Professor Johanna Witzell, SLU
  • Dr. Hamid Khazaei, Agricultural University of Iceland
  • Dr. Dan Jacobson, ORNL
  • Senior Scientist Fabio Fiorani, Juelich

Please find more information on the course and on how to apply here:

*The course admissions for the course running in 2018 will be opened 1 Oct. 2017 for preregistrations (to allow early travel grant applications). Participants are accepted till 10 May. The registrations will become binding 1 month prior to course (from 11 May 2018).

Published 19. October 2017 - 12:32 - Updated 2. May 2018 - 10:55