Melanie Paschke: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2020

NameFrau Dr. Melanie Paschke
Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center
ETH Zürich, TAN D 5.2
Tannenstrasse 1
8092 Zürich
Telefon+41 44 632 60 22
Fax+41 44 632 18 26

551-0205-00LChallenges in Plant Sciences Information
Number of participants limited to 40.
2 KP2KM. Paschke, A. Rodriguez-Villalon, C. Schöb, J. Six, J. Vorholt-Zambelli, A. Widmer, S. C. Zeeman, weitere Dozierende
KurzbeschreibungThe colloquium introduces students to the disciplines in plant sciences and provides integrated knowledge from the molecular level to ecosystems and from basic research to applications, making use of the synergies between the different research groups of the PSC. The colloquium offers a unique chance to approach interdisciplinary topics as a challenge in the field of plant sciences.
LernzielMajor objectives of the colloquium are:

introduction of graduate students and Master students to the broad field of plant sciences
promotion of an interdisciplinary and integrative teaching program
promotion of active participation and independent work of students
promotion of presentation and discussion skills
increased interaction among students and professors
InhaltChallenges in Plant Sciences will cover the following topics:
Chemical communication among plants, insect and pathogens.
Specificity in hormone signaling.
Genetic networks.
Plant-plant interactions.
Resilience of tropical ecosystems.
Regulatory factors controlling cell wall formation.
Chlorophyll breakdown.
Innate immunity.
Disease resistance genes.
Sustainable agroecosystems.
551-0209-00LSustainable Plant Systems (Seminar)2 KP2SM. Paschke, F. Liebisch, weitere Dozierende
KurzbeschreibungParticipants will be able to discuss and understand sustainability in the context of plant science research. A special focus will be on research on agro-ecological systems and farming system research.
LernzielKey objectives for the seminar are that (1) participants will be able to discuss issues of sustainability in the context of current plant science research topics (2) participants will be able to phrase their own visions for sustainability in plant sciences, their group work topic and their own MSc or PhD project.
InhaltFuture demand in agricultural output is supposed to match the needs of 9-billion people with less input of resources.
We will discuss current plant science research in the context of sustainability on the production side. Thematic areas of the seminar include:

1 | Biotic interactions
2 | Nutrient management
3 | Plant breeding
4 | Global change

A special focus will be on research on agro-ecological systems and farming system research. Can we transform our agricultural practices and move behind existing paradigms to develop innovative and sustainable agriculture production systems? Where does current research indicate on directions for transformation of current practice and how can we assess and analyze them though research?

The course will be organized with two workshops (half days, 14:00 - 18:00) and an intensive, well-structured self-study/ group work phase in between the workshops. Online learning material in provided.

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