Course plan 2023-2030


Spring in Tromsø. DNA Metabarcoding: Data processing and interpretation. More information soon.

Spring in Trondheim with an earlier online kick-off. Bioenergy production from photosynthetic organisms, 5 ECTS.

Fall online and 3 days on site in Stenkjer. Innovation Spotlights in the Bioeconomy, 5 ECTS.

Dates not decided, will be on site in Tromsø. Basic Theory and Practices for Photobioreactors, 10 ECTS.


July 29th – Aug. 3rd in Skibotn (meet up in Tromsø). Field course: northern biodiversity hotspots, flora of Skibotn and surroundings, 5ECTS.

Mid August online start-up, on site in Tromsø Aug 29th – Sep 10th. Ecological Restoration of Upland Areas: Revegetation and Damage Avoidance, 5 ECTS.

September 2nd – 13t(on site in Bodø 11th-13th). Epigenetics for developmental and metabolic regulation in plants and algae, 5 ECTS.

September 9th -20th(dates might change) on site at Ås. Plant-based production platforms for high-value proteins, 5 ECTS.


February 20.-24. in Tromsø. Modelling in Systems Biology I – Metabolic pathway modelling, 5 ECTS.

Not running: April 24. – 28. at Hamar. Legal frameworks for research and innovation with plant genetic resources, 3 ECTS.

June 12.-16. at Ås. High throughput field phenotyping and vegetation mapping, 5 ECTS.

September 9. – November 15., Digital and 3 days at Steinkjer. Circular Economy Business Models, 5 ECTS.

November 6.-10. in Tromsø. Plant stress biology surveillance and experimental design, 3 ECTS.

November 13.-17. in Stavanger. Photosynthesis (Structure, Function, Development), 4 ECTS.

Planned courses

The table below is the planned courses in Photosyntech as in the project decription. Changes can be made to the plan, e.g. popular courses could be run more frequently, titles might change, and the years are tentative.

Tentative course titleResponsible institutionYears
Plant Production Systems and Molecular FarmingNibio2024, 2028
Modern Genetics: Molecular marker mapping, genome editingUiO, NMBU, NORD and Graminor2025, 2029
Bioenergy production from photosynthetic organismsNTNU and UiT2023, 2027

Bioproduction and properties of photosynthetic eukaryotes
Tentative course titleResponsible institutionYears
Bioreactor technology of plants and algaeUiT and Nord2025, 2029
Epigenetics for developmental and metabolic regulationNord and UiO2024, 2028
Photosynthesis (Structure, Function, Development)UiS2023, 2027
Secondary metabolites and bioactive compoundsUiT2026, 2030

Climate, environment and sustainable resources
Tentative course titleResponsible institutionYears
Stress Biology surveillance and designUiT and NMBU2023, 2026
Impacts of agriculture on the environmentNTNU, NINA, NMBU and INN2024, 2028
Vegetation mapping and field phenotypingNMBU2023, 2027
Biodiversity assessment and species diagnostics UiT2025, 2029

Transferable skills with working-life relevance
Tentative course titleResponsible institutionYears
Circular Economy Business ModelsNord2023, 2027
Innovation Spotlights in BioeconomyNord2024, 2028
Entrepreneurship in BiotechnologyNMBU2025, 2029
Legal frameworks for Research and innovation with plant genetic resourcesINN2023,2026