PBR-35303 Wageningen Weeks Part 2


Studiepunten 3.00

Group work12
Excursion (one day)11
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. AB Bonnema
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. LM Trindade
dr. VGAA Vleeshouwers
dr. ir. AB Bonnema
dr. ir. CA Maliepaard
Examiner(s)dr. ir. AB Bonnema

Language of instruction:


Mandatory knowledge:

ZSS06100 Laboratory Safety

Assumed knowledge on:

Theoretical knowledge from the courses preceding the stay in Wageningen. PBR31802 Breeding for Quality; PBR31802 breeding for resistance; PBR36804 Markers in Quantitative Genetics and Plant Breeding.


NOTE: this course is taught specifically for the students in the online Specialization Plant Breeding and is not available for the on Campus students. Self-registration for this course is not possible.
Note: The period mentioned below is the period in which this course starts. For the exact academic weeks see the courseplanning on www.wur.eu/schedule.

During this two week practical, students of the Distance Learning Specialization return to Wageningen to meet again with each other and with Wageningen University staff. This practical period builds on the theory of the preceding courses, especially PBR31802 Breeding for Quality; PBR31802 breeding for resistance; PBR36804 Markers in Quantitative Genetics and Plant Breeding and PBR34303 Genomics and Bioinformatics . The programme will include practicals, an excursion, and plenary presentations and discussions of the group work related to the Continuous Course YPS-63015: Plant Breeding Design Cluster. 

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- assess quality criteria, by evaluating biochemical properties (lab test) and taste (student panels);
- design experiments to map monogenic traits involving phenotyping and genotyping in Brassica rapa;
- isolate DNA , run genetic markers and score allelic variation;
- understand the Gene-for-gene model in potato - Phytophthora infestans pathosystem;
- inoculate Phytophthora isolates on potato and phenotyping the reaction to Phytophthora;
- use effectors to detect R genes in plants (functional markers): functional assay effectors in potato / tobacco;
- explain resistance phenotypes to pathogen isolates based on responses to effectors;
- write scientific reports of the different practical assignments;
- present the design of plant breeding program proposal using PowerPoint;
- define questions and recommendations as a group to breeding programs presented by others.


- practical experiments to apply theoretical knowledge from the preceding courses of the programme, aimed to improve research skills and practical skills, and deepen the understanding of theoretical concepts;
- give presentations, give feedback on breeding programs of others, including questions and recommendations.- present Genomics and Bioinformatics project;
- discussions with Breeding Program tutors.


TThe examination consists of three reports of the performed practical experiments by small groups of students.


Available through the course website.

Verplicht voor: MPSDLSpec. Plant Breeding DLMSc5WD, 5DL