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Course module: B-MEAPB
Applied Plant Biology
Course infoSchedule
Course codeB-MEAPB
ECTS Credits4.5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Science; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Graduate School of Life Sciences;
Contact persondr. M.C.G. Proveniers
Contactperson for the course
dr. M.C.G. Proveniers
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dr. ing. M. van Zanten
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Teaching period
4  (23/04/2019 to 05/07/2019)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slotBC: See 'Help'
Study mode
RemarkMay 20-June 27 2019
Enrolment periodfrom 28/01/2019 up to and including 24/02/2019
Course application processOsiris
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Post-registration openfrom 01/04/2019 up to and including 02/04/2019
Waiting listYes
After completing the course the student:
- Has obtained a broad overview and understanding of “the green sector” in the Netherlands and abroad, with the focus on the plant breeding industry and biotechnology, the role of fundamental research therein, and job opportunities for young MSc’s with a plant molecular biology/biotechnology background.
- Knows how to apply conceptual tools (knowledge, techniques) and competences (techniques, writing skills, project management, etc.) to real-life practical contexts that exemplify the type of work he/she may do in a future ‘green’ career.
- Has obtained insight in the interaction between green sector companies, organizations, societal stakeholders and academia and their specific interest.
This course consists of 4 modules. Information/insights obtained within previous modules will be implemented in later ones.
Module 1: Masterclasses by guest-lecturers from the green sector; academia, industry, finance and (semi)governmental organizations.
Teaching/learning format: Lectures + discussion, writing assignment
Module 2: Identifying current challenges in applied molecular plant biology.
Teaching/learning format: Project presentation + discussion
Module 3: Developing a research project and writing a proposal on applied aspects of the subject chosen in module 2.
Teaching/learning format: Developing and writing of a project proposal
Module 4: Reviewing of research proposals as member of a granting committee
Teaching/learning format: Written review, rebuttal, short presentation + discussion
Entry requirements
Prerequisite knowledge
Molecular plant physiology, as for example provided through the study track Plant Biology in the Biology BSc at UU.
Required materials
Recommended materials
Primary literature as distributed in the course.
Instructional formats
Group work




Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

No written exam; Active participation in discussions; grading of final products of modules1-4

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