Symbioses of the
Prof. Dr. Marco Thines, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel +49 69 7542 1833
Dr. Sabine Telle, email@example.com, Tel +49 69 7542 1834
is estimated that there are significantly more plant pathogens than plants. The
severity of the infestation can vary greatly and ranges from largely
asymptomatic colonisation to the destruction of the host plant. However, all
pathogens have in common that the organisms involved interact directly and
influence each other in their evolution. Pathogens are thus among the most
important drivers of evolution and are essential for the stability of
ecosystems. Furthermore, host-pathogen interactions can limit the occurrence of
hosts. In agriculture, pathogens cause considerable damage every year,
especially because evolutionary mechanisms regulating natural systems do not
take effect. In the module context, the various aspects of the evolution of
pathogens are illuminated and deepened through project work. These projects are
worked on in small groups on day excursions and later in a modern molecular
module participants gain insights into hypothesis development,
problem-solving-oriented experimental design, and scientific work in the
process. The research group of Prof. Dr. Thines, which is involved in implementing
the module, is a young, international and professional team that researches
various fundamental and applied aspects of host-pathogen coevolution, from
ecological questions to genome evolution its molecular genetic mechanisms.
Time slot of module – First half of the summer semester.
Number of participants – 10.
Special features – The module can be carried out wholly or partly in English in consultation with the students. Experiments of genetic safety level S1 can be carried out if necessary.
Biozentrum, Campus Riedberg
Gebäude N 101, Raum 1.07
60438 Frankfurt am Main
T +49 69 798-46475
F +49 69 798-46470
Tuesday and thursday from 12-14 o'clock and by arrangement