Time: 22-27 January, 2023. Location: Trolltun Gjestegård, Dombås, Norway
The course will provide PhD students with theoretical background and practical examples of using plant breeding methods to adapt plant material to changing climate conditions. The main focus will be on abiotic stress tolerance – and how knowledge on stress responses and tolerance mechanisms can be used to breed new crop plants with improved climate adaptation. In addition to giving examples of conventional breeding and selection methods, the course will provide insight into new methods like marker-based breeding, genomic selection, genome editing, speed breeding and sensor-based phenotyping methods as tools to achieve plants with improved stress tolerance. The overall goal is to support the development of sustainable food production systems in the Nordic countries.
Application deadline: Dec. 1st, 2022.