MSc in Host-Microbe Interaction


INSTITUTION: UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY

SCHOOL: SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT: DEPARTMENT OF ICHTHYOLOGY AND AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT

Taught in English language


DURATION (semesters): 2

ECTS (total): 75


TUITION: 3600

Scholarship is NOT offered

CITY: VOLOS

COOPERATION WITH OTHER DEPARTMENT: Department of Crop Production and Agricultural Environment, University of Thessaly, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly


NUMBER OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED: 15

STUDENTS SELECTED BY: Application Evaluation - Interview

OBSERVATION OPTIONS: In Person & From distance

TOPICS

Environmental Sciences

Agriculture

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Secretary's e-mail: hosmic@uth.gr

PHONE NUMBER: +30 2421 093 240

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DESCRIPTION - ACCEPTED STUDENTS CATEGORIES: Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biological Applications and Technology, Computational Biology and associated fields, Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Diet and Nutrition, Food Technology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and associated fields, Veterinary Science.

The main scope of HosMic is the graduate specialization in fundamental and applied research processes of topics dealing with host-microbe interactions.
Participating departments of the University of Thessaly
-Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment (DIAE), School of Agricultural Sciences
-Department of Agriculture Crop Production and Rural Environment (DACPRE), School of Agricultural Sciences
-Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (DBB), School of Health Sciences
HosMic, mainly through the understanding of the described research processes, aims at the specialization of its graduates in topics concerning:
-the structure, the functioning and regulation of plant and animal microbiomes;
-the interactions of microbiomes with their hosts;
-the interactions between microorganisms (particularly the symbiotic ones);
-the understanding of the regulatory mechanisms governing these interactions, and the overall holobiont homeostasis;
-the role of abiotic factors in these interactions.
HosMic graduates are expected to be capable to study the composition, the structure, the metabolic profile and functional traits of symbiotic microbiomes, and to identify and study hosts within the holobiont context. They are expected to be able to develop strategies and interventions for the exploitation of holobiont interactions in applications in the environment, agriculture and the health of higher animal organisms. The MSc aims are realized through advanced and up-to-date courses on contemporary science of symbiotic microbiomes and research activities on topics of macro-/micro-organisms.
The MSc graduates will have the necessary skills for a successful career in the private, public, academic and research sectors in fields like: research and development (RD) or production of agrochemicals (e.g. pesticides, fertilizers); development and maintenance of plant propagating material; field of biotechnological products; field of veterinary products; field of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; field of environmental design, management and restoration.

KEYWORDS: environmental microbiology, biotechnology, microbial ecology, plants, animals, symbiosis

COMMENTS: Attandance includes live and e-teaching

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