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67874-01 - Vorlesung mit Übungen: Frontiers in Plant Microbiomics 1 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2023
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Klaus Schläppi (klaus.schlaeppi@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Plants associate with a multitude of microorganisms that collectively function as a microbiome. The plant microbiome supports its host with many vital services such as growth promotion, nutrient homeostasis and biotic and abiotic stress resistance. A major scientific challenge is to uncover the molecular basis by which host-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions structure the microbiota and how they contribute to their functioning.

In this course you learn the state-of-the art tools of current plant microbiomics, including systematic decomposition followed by rational reconstruction and manipulation of microbiomes in gnotobiotic conditions. You will learn how such reductionist approaches allow to disentangle the inherent complexity of microbiomes and what are their challenges and limitations. A key element of this course is to explore the current frontier of plant-microbiome research and to identify the big questions of plant microbiome research.

The course is a combination of input lectures (methodologies and background to the biological topics) and student presentations of selected research studies that exemplify methodological biological advances. These article presentations will present the basis for critical discussion of research findings and challenges and limitations of current methods.
Lernziele Students …
… are updated with the current knowledge of plant microbiome biology.
… are familiar with the state-of-the-art methodology of microbiome research.
… learn about approaches of microbiome decomposition and reconstruction for establishing causality.
… practice logical thinking, scientific discussion and critical assessment of research studies.


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall unregelmässig
Datum 23.03.2023 – 01.06.2023
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben
Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 23.03.2023 13.00-15.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 103
Donnerstag 30.03.2023 13.00-15.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 103
Donnerstag 27.04.2023 13.00-15.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 103
Donnerstag 04.05.2023 13.00-15.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 103
Donnerstag 11.05.2023 13.00-15.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 103
Donnerstag 25.05.2023 13.00-15.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 103
Donnerstag 01.06.2023 13.00-15.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 103
Module Doktorat Botanik: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach Botanik)
Lehrveranstaltungen Masterstudium Pflanzenwissenschaften (Masterstudium: Pflanzenwissenschaften)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Assessment (Pass/Fail):
Active participation
Attendance: 5/7 events
completion of presentation assignment
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, studiendekanat-philnat@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Integrative Biologie