• Application Deadline
  • 12 days
Hands-on Advanced Methods and Techniques in Plant science and Biotechnology at Aarhus University intends to provide the students with experience in advanced molecular techniques used in modern plant science, biotechnology and breeding through an intensive two week course. 
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The Danish and global plant production is facing major challenges. The rapid population growth, the increased consumption of animal products and the use of crops for energy purposes demand an increased production. In addition, climate change is expected to have pronounced effects on plant production. 

This course is planned to take place in Flakkebjerg, Denmark if the circumstances allow it

At the same time there is also a strong wish among the public that future plant production can take place with minimal applications of pesticides and fertilizers. In effect, plant production is developing into a far more dynamic and demanding scenario in the food-, feed-, non-food-, and bioenergy area.  Plant biotechnology is expected to play a major role in meeting the demands created by this scenario through knowledge on plant genomes, advanced molecular breeding and development of genetic modified organisms (GMO).

Hands-on Advanced Methods and Techniques in Plant science and Biotechnology is offerred at Aarhus University .

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 days
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The course Exercises will have the following headlines:

  • Gene expression analysis
  • Laser micro-dissection
  • Plant transformation
  • Bio-imaging by confocal laser microscopy
  • Phytase enzyme assay
  • Protein expression in Pichia Pastoris
  • Plant cross analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Course Specific:

A relevant bachelor's degree within Science and Technology.The students are expected to have to have a basic theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular biology, genetics and biotechnology.  

  • General:

Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1245 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1245 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 days.
  • EU/EEA

    137 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 137 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 days.
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Exchange students: No Fee 

Living costs for Flakkebjerg

  • 5500 - 8500 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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