NSCPHD1046 Advanced Methods in Plant Pathology (Ad Hoc course)

Volume 2015/2016

Enrolled on a relevant PhD programme.



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The course gives a hands on introduction to specific advanced methods in plant pathology such as: 

  • The use of fluorescent reporters with filamentous fungi (fungal transformation and advanced microscope techniques) (BJe/HJo)

  • Plant disease diagnostics based on symptoms, pathogen morphology, diagnostic keys and taxonomy (HJo/BJe)

  • Molecular plant disease diagnostics (OSL)

  • Methods used for studying induced resistance (HJo)

  • Methods in biological control

    • Screening and evaluation of Biological Control Agents (BCAs) (MeNi/Bje)

    • Monitoring for BCAs in the environment (MeNi)

  • Real time PCR for studying Plant-microbe interactions (MAN/MLYN)

  • Gene knock-out in fungi and their effects on interactions with plants or other organisms (HTC)

These techniques are taught in specific modules. 

Normally a student will chose one of these modules but may combine as appropriate.


Learning Outcome

The course gives a hands on introduction to advanced methods in plant pathology of direct relevance for the individual research project.

Individual for specific modules.

Enrolment in a relevant PhD programme and acceptance in host laboratory
Apprenticeship in a research group, literature discussion, data analysis and interpretation.
Course Work Load: The work load depends on the module size, for 6 ECTS it will be approx. 150 hrs but can be made larger as this is an ad hoc course.

Modules can be combined or taken separately.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 10
  • Guidance
  • 10
  • Preparation
  • 60
  • Preparation
  • 50
  • Total
  • 130
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Exam registration requirements

Laboratory work.

All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Exam period

By mutual agreement



Criteria for exam assesment

Demonstration through the report that the participant has understood how to make the analyses and interpret the data obtained.