The teachers in the Molecular Plant Biology are involved in several courses in the field of plants as well as molecular biology. Most of our teaching are on courses within the Biology and Molecular Biology programs, at Bachelor and Master level. We also teach at courses e.g. at the Engineering School in Lund (LTH).
For students wanting to learn more about the fascinating functions of plants there are courses in Botany and Plant Biology at basic and advanced level. Depending on what level of biology one wants to focus on, these can be combined with courses in molecular biology, (bio)chemistry, genetics and ecology. For more information on how to study plant biology you can contact the study advisors or talk to the teachers in the plant molecular biology group.
Visit to SwePharm Ltd. with a student group.
A hands-on course where you learn about the quantitative nature of the PCR reaction, qPCR chemistries, side reactions and how to avoid them, specificity and efficiency of the reaction, primer design, sample preparation, relative and absolute quantification, standardization, verification and trouble shooting. The course will introduce you to quantification of DNA (for genomic variations and species determinations) and RNA (for gene expression analyses).
Teachers: Allan Rasmusson (MCBU) and Staffan Bensch (MEMEG).
The course was given in May 2011, Oct 2011 and Dec 2011. For future chances to take the course see the PCLS webpage.
How to permeate cellular membranes with least force, for analysing what is behind them, modifying the cell interior, as well as to selectively allow extrusion of cell content.
Teachers: Allan Rasmusson and Susanne Widell (MCBU), Federico Gomez and Petr Dejmek (Food Engineering).
New dates presently not planned.
A maize leaf in cross-section, showing the large water-transporting vessels
A ctr1-1 mutant Arabidopsis flower with the pistil projecting from an otherwise unopened bud