autumn 2018

BIO-3005 Seminar: Molecular Environmental Biology in Microbes and Plants - 5 ECTS

Sist endret: 25.06.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Tromsø |

Type of course

Master course for biology students - principally aimed at MSc-students specializing in Molecular Environmental Biology.

Course content

Subject of the seminar will be molecular biology approaches to analyse the interaction and communication of molecules, cell compartments, cells, microbial communities, microbes and photosynthetic organisms with their respective environments. Examples from ongoing research in the Molecular Environments Research Group will provide the platform for the contributions.Topics include the communication within plant and bacterial cells, communication of cells and organisms with their environment and communication in microbial soil communities as well as plant/microbial and plant/plant associations. Techniques in focus are genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic analyses in plants, microbes and microbial communities.

Objectives of the course

Students that have completed Bio-3005:
  • can present their research results using state of the art media
  • are able to exercise constructive critisism in discussion fora
  • can explain scientific work (own or from literature) to fellow students and researchers

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Seminar: 30 hours; 1 hour weekly spread over 3 semesters


Students must regularly attend the biweekly seminar, and have an active participation in discussions. At least one oral presentation of research results during three semesters. Grade type: pass / fail.

Students must remember to sign up for teaching all 3 semesters and ONLY sign up for the exam the last (3.) semester.

There will not be a re-sit exam.


Recommended reading/syllabus

Presentations given in biweekly seminars.Examples from ongoing research in the Molecular Environments Research Group will provide the platform for the contributions.


Kirsten Krause

Telefon: +4777646415


Camilla Andreassen

Student Advisor
Telefon: +4777623206


Maren Marie Thode Iversen

Telefon: +4777646610