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Department of Life Sciences UNU-BIOLAC Training on Emerging Plant Diseases

Posted Monday, November 27, 2017

The Department of Life Sciences present the United Nations University-Biotechnology for Latin America and The Caribbean, (UNU-BIOLAC) Training on Emerging Plant Diseases programme which will cover Molecular Diagnosis of Emerging Plant Diseases and Integrated Management of Plant Health.

The programme takes place December 4 to 8 at the Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology (FST).

About UNU-BIOLAC Training on Emerging Plant Diseases

The training programme aims to highlight current knowledge and impart practical skills in molecular diagnosis of emerging plant diseases in the Caribbean region and application of biotechnological approaches for disease management.  The topics covered will include: advanced nucleic acid and protein-based techniques of plant disease diagnosis and pathogen detection; current concepts underlying molecular breeding for plant disease resistance and gene pyramiding; genomics and metagenomics techniques for understanding and manipulation of rhizosphere microbial dynamics towards disease management. Practical sessions will include nucleic acid extraction, PCR amplification of genes, sequencing analyses and use of bioinformatics tools.

The programme will be beneficial to agricultural professionals involved with plant disease diagnosis and management, researchers and policy makers.

Interested persons should contact: Prof. Jayaraj Jayaraman: (OR) Dr. Adesh Ramsubhag: for further details. There are no fees attached and interested persons will go through a selection process. 

To view information about the Inaugural Ceremony on December 4 from 9 to 10.30am at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Auditorium, please click here

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