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Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

The course covers different interactions between plants and microbes, including recognition processes and signal exchange.

Medicago truncatula nodule
Medicago truncatula nodule.

Applied and ecological aspects of symbioses and pathogen defence are discussed. The use of organismal databases to identify genes involved in interactions will be taught.

  • Course structure

    The course integrates lectures, student seminars, group discussions, method presentations, laboratory work and data analysis.

    Teaching format

    The education consists of lectures, literature reviews, group discussions and laboratory project work. Participation in group discussions, project work and group education associated with this is compulsory.

    Learning outcomes

    A list of the learning outcomes can be found in the syllabus. Please find the link to the syllabus on the right side of this page.


    Individual duggor for each week of lectures, literature discussions, oral presentations of research project results and written presentations of research project results will all be graded. Participation in all parts of the course with the exception of lectures is mandatory (but participation in lectures is highly recommended).


    Katharina Pawlowski


    Tel: +46 8 16 3772

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Reviews as background material for the lectures will be uploaded to the learning platform.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Student office
    Study counsellor (advanced level)