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Reminder: NOVA PhD Course Epidemiology and Populations Genetics - Open for Applications

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The course will take place on 6-11 May 2019, in Honne, Norway.
Deadline for applications: 1 Feb. 2019 (NB! New deadline).

NOVA course information web page

Apply here for the course that is to be held in 2019

NB! Studentweb will open for applications from NMBU students by the end of November 2018.

The course is of 5 ECTS, and is organised by Prof. Arne Stensvand, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

This is the  third course in the NOVA PhD course series "Plant Pathology with a Nordic Dimension", which is scheduled for 2017-2020. The series consist of four courses, each within different disciplines in plant pathology.

Each course includes definitions, terms, concepts and theories within the plant pathology disciplines reflected in the course title. Two main themes will be the core of each course schedule. Cases with special relevance for the Nordic zone will have highest priority. Understanding plant pathogen interactions and biocontrol at the molecular level will be prioritised embracing genomics, transcriptome and gene expression studies. Importance of cell wall degrading enzymes, effector molecules and secondary metabolites will be addressed. Discussions of biocontrol, epidemiology, population dynamics and plant resistance as part of integrated pest management will be part of each course.

Main teachers:

  • Laurence V. Madden, Professor, Ohio State University
  • Eva Stuckenbrock, Professor, Max-Planck Institute
  • Mogens Hovmøller, Professor, Aarhus University (AU)
  • Mogens Nicolaisen, Assoc. Professor, AU
  • Minna Pirhonen, Assoc. Professor, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry (HU-AF)
  • Jari Valkonen, Professor, HU-AF
  • Magnus Karlsson, Assoc. Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
  • Dan Funck Jensen, Professor, SLU
  • May Bente Brurberg, Professor, NMBU
  • Arne Stensvand, Professor, NMBU


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


*Please note that the organising of the course scheduled for 2020 will be dependent on the student evaluations of previous courses within the series, as well as the yearly NOVA course budget.

Published 18. January 2019 - 14:39 - Updated 18. January 2019 - 14:39