NSCPHD1100  SPPS Summer School in Plant Biology

Volume 2013/2014
The students participate in a scientific conference organised exclusively for PhD students. They present their own research, and in addition, internationally renowned scientists are invited as speakers and present a broad overview of key topics in  molecular plant biology, plant physiology and plant biotechnology.
The conference is hosted by
Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society (SPPS).

The summer school is organized by the PhD students themselves. This includes financial aspects, logistics of travel, lodging and invitation of speakers. The Scandinavian countries alternate in hosting the summer school. Registration for the conference will open in January 2014.

Read more at http://phd2014.spps.fi/

The summer school is financially supported by Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society.
SPPS is a society open to everyone interested. For further information see www.spps.fi. Chairman: Professor Jaakko Kangasjärvi, Univ. Helsinki, Finland.

Read more at  http://www.spps.fi/

Learning Outcome
The purpose of the summer school is
- to give participating students an insight into new developments in plant physiology, plant molecular biology and plant biotechnology.
- to give students an insight in plant biology research in Scandinavia.
- to introduce the participants to a network of students, mostly from Scandinavia, working with similar subjects.
- Stengthening this network by communicating you own research at the conference

An abstract book will be provided to each participant.
6-8 Selected papers written by invited speakers will be provided before the conference.
Before the conference:
Selected papers by invited speakers will be forwarded to student to be read before the conference. Students must also prepare a presentation of their own research to be given at the conference (oral or poster presentation according to selection by local organisers).

During conference:
Lectures, discussions and poster sessions. The invited senior scientists will be available during the conference for discussions on individual basis.

After conference:
Each student must deliver a short summary of the meeting to the course responsible.
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Passing the course requires active participation in conference and presentation of own research as poster or oral presentation. A short summary of the meeting must be delivered.
Exam registration requirements
Preparation for an active participation in conference
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Colloquia
  • 60
  • Total
  • 60