APS355 Future Plants: From Laboratory to Field

Level 3
Semester 2B
Credits 10
Pre-Requisites APS216 or APS206
Teaching Staff Professor Andrew Fleming, Dr Stephen Rolfe, Dr Lisa Smith, Freddie Theodoulou, Dr Christian Voigt
Module Coordinator Dr Stephen Rolfe

This module explores current research themes in plant biology, examining how fundamental plant science, often using model organisms, can be translated into real-world applications. The course will highlight different research areas encompassing plant development and productivity, responses to environmental stresses and interactions with other organisms (beneficial or pests and diseases). Students will be introduced to the science that underpins these processes in plants and how this knowledge can be exploited to address problems such as food security, sustainability and environmental change.

Delivery Method:  18 Lectures

Assessment Method: 100% Examination (1 from a choice of 3)