Primarily for the Master’s students specializing in Plant Pathology and PhD students in the doctoral programmes in Viikki
This is an advanced course in molecular plant pathology and therefore previous knowledge of plant pathology and/or plant or molecular biology is required.
After completing this course the student is able to describe the molecular mechanisms of both pathogenic and symbiotic interactions between microbes and plants, and the genetic and molecular mechanisms of disease resistance in plants. The student is also able to apply this knowledge to solve problems in research and disease management. After completing the experimental part of the course, the student will master techniques used to detect gene expression levels in plants, and is able to write a scientific-style report on the experimental results, including analysis and discussion.
The biology of pathogen infections, plant defense responses and symbiotic interactions at the molecular level.
40 h lectures 40 h, 30 h preparation of own oral presentation and participation in seminars, 40 h reading literature before the seminars, 25 h reading for the exam.
Scientific papers and review articles, which will be given during the course before each lecture
Grading scale 0-5. Exam 80% and own presentation 20%. Active participation in seminars is required.
University lecturer Minna Pirhonen
Replaces the former course 81352 Plant-microbe interactions (KPAT501/MPAT222), 10 op