Plant Biology (MA030481)
In the past 10-20 years plant biology is at the peak of new discoveries. Advances in DNA sequencing, especially NGS, and the methods of genome transformation, boosted the development of this field. This course will highlight several topics in plant biology, with a focus on the plant genome and the mechanisms leading from the gene(s) to the phenotype. The course will combine lectures and seminars. The seminars will be held in the journal club format, where students will read and then discuss papers reporting important advancements in plant biology.