After completion of the course, the student should have a profound understanding of:
1) the impact of fungi in nature and for mankind
2) mechanisms underlying the role of fungi in nature and for mankind
3) recent developments in fungal biology
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
4) Define questions related to a presentation or a research article
5) interview a specialist in the field in a critical way addressing research questions, background, experimental design, future perspectives and societal impact
6) Make a summary of a presentation including highlights and weakness of experimental set up or research question
7) Discuss the implications of research in the field of fungal biology for the research field and society
The aim of this course is to introduce the participants in the ecology, physiology, molecular biology, developmental biology and biotechnology of fungi. Students will participate in the annual meeting of the section Mycology of the Dutch Society for Microbiology. This meeting, which takes place in Utrecht, consists of a morning program with invited speakers and a program in the afternoon with offered papers. Students will make a summary of 50% of the presentations. The subject of one of the presentations will be studied in more detail. To this end, the presenter will be interviewed resulting in a review article with background and state of the art information, as well as perspectives.
Literature/study material used:
Participants will do their own literature search
Send an e-mail to the course coordinator (H.A.B. Wösten, firstname.lastname@example.org). The mail should contain 1) your name; 2) student number; 3) e-mail address; 4) telephone number; 5) current Master track. Please note: the number of participants is limited to 25. Only the first registrations can be accepted.
Mandatory for students in Master’s programme: NO.
Optional for students in other Master’s programmes GS-LS: