551-0205-00L  Challenges in Plant Sciences

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersS. C. Zeeman, B. Keller, M. Paschke, T. Städler, further lecturers
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 40.


551-0205-00 KChallenges in Plant Sciences
**together with University of Zurich and University of Basel**
Dates: Monday, 30 October 2023, 14:00–17:00h and Monday, 27 November 2023 full day 09:00-17:00h

For PhD students in the PhD program in Plant at University of Zurich and Basel Please: Please register at:
Choose ► Plant Sciences ► "Challenges in Plant Science"

For the full program of the colloquiumm, see: Link
2 hrs
30.10.14:15-17:00ML H 37.1 »
27.11.09:15-17:00HG F 26.3 »
S. C. Zeeman, B. Keller, M. Paschke, T. Städler, further lecturers

Catalogue data

AbstractThe colloquium “Challenges in Plant Sciences” is a core class of the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center's PhD program. The colloquium introduces participants to the broad spectrum of plant sciences within the network. The course offers the opportunity to approach interdisciplinary topics in the field of plant sciences.
ObjectiveObjectives of the colloquium are:

Introduction to resecent research in all fields of plant sciences
Working in interdisciplinary teams on the topics
Developing presentation and discussion skills
ContentThe topics encompass integrated knowledge on current plant research, ranging from the molecular level to the ecosystem level, and from basic to applied science while making use of the synergies between the different research groups within the PSC.
More information on the content: Link
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Personal CompetenciesSelf-direction and Self-management fostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersM. Paschke, B. Keller, T. Städler, S. C. Zeeman
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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No information on groups available.


There are no additional restrictions for the registration.

Offered in

Doctorate Environmental SciencesGraduate Programme in Plant SciencesWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterElectivesWInformation