932340 Research practice in animal and plant breeding and genetics

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Sölkner, Johann , Meszaros, Gabor , Wurzinger, Maria , Bürstmayr, Hermann , Lemmens, Marc , Steiner, Barbara , Vollmann, Johann , Grausgruber, Heinrich
Division of Livestock Sciences (NUWI)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2018
Languages of instruction


Main topics covered in the course are: introduction to research work, basics principles of scientific writing, and practical work on research oriented project

Previous knowledge expected

Basic principles of breeding and genetics.
The course is intended for MSc and PhD level students with appropriate background.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The expected outcome of this course is experience what it means to be a researcher. This will be achieved through the work on an individual personal research project under the guidance of the lecturers.
In the first step students are supposed to acquire more detailed knowledge by reading relevant scientific papers and other publications. Depending on the research topic they carry out the practical work (lab work, data analysis or detailed review of literature) and conclude their work with a report, resembling a scientific paper.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.