EUCOR Master Plant Science

Welcome at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Who is running the EUCOR Plant Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

The Botanical Institute consists of five units

  • Molecular Cell Biology (Prof. Dr. Peter Nick): Cellular Biotechnology, Plant Stress, Applied Biodiversity. more...
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (Prof. Dr. Holger Puchta): DNA Recombination and Genome Engineering. more...
  • General Botany (Prof. Dr. Tilman Lamparter): Photoreceptors and Algal Biotechnology. more...
  • Molecular Phytopathology (Prof. Dr. Natalia Requena): Mycorrhiza, Plant-Microbial Interactions. more...
  • Botanical Garden (Prof. Dr. Peter Nick, Prof. Dr. Holger Puchta): Experimental Greenhouses, Model Plants, Collections of Crop Plants. more...

 

What we offer for EUCOR Plant Science students

Our Master curriculum is composed of the following elements:

  • Research Modules: these are organised in blocks of five weeks with a lecture and supervised team projects, where one can learn and practice certain methods and concepts. You can choose here from a menu, which can be found here. You can select your preferences here. The block periods are given here.
  • Project Modules: these are agreed with a lab of choice, also in blocks of five weeks with a mentored individual research project. The offers can be found here. Time is agreed individually.
  • Seminars: these run on a weekly base, where one has to present a topic based on original literature. The offers can be found here.
  • Interdisciplinary Seminars: these run on a weekly base and try to connect different disciplines of biology and beyond. There exist three versions: Ethics and Theory of Science . Interdisciplinary Seminars . Forum Critical Interdisciplinarity .
  • Great Excursion: this is in blocks of two to three weeks in three sites (Helgoland, Lago di Garda, Giglio) and aims to get a comprehensive understanding of an ecosystem. Access is limited here, so EUCOR students can only participate, if places are available. more...
  • Master Thesis: this is done individually in a lab of choice, duration is usually 6 months, prolongable up to 9 months. However, the maximal duration depends on the regulations of your home university.