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Participation in doctoral courses "Plant Breeding for Sustainable Plant Health Management " in Dombås, Norway


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In frame of the “Post-doctoral Research Aid” programme project No. “Interaction between host Pyrus communis and pathogen Gymnosporangium sabinae and characterization of population structure for plant resistance breeding” researcher of the Institute of Horticulture Dr. Baiba Lāce attended PhD courses “Plant Breeding for Sustainable Plant Health Management”. The courses were organized by The Nordic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University Network (NOVA) in cooperation with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and hold form January 27 to February 1, in Dombås, Norway.

The following topics were discussed during training courses:
• Sustainable plant health management.
• Biotrophic and necrotrophic diseases.
• Biology of plant and pathogen interactions.
• Host resistance genetics.
• Plant breeding strategies for different pathogen types.
• Use of genomic tools in plant cultivation.

Lectures were provided by recognized in genetics and plant breeding scientists from Norway, Austria, Estonia, Finland and Sweden. During the course B. Lāce informed participants about the “Post-doctoral Research Aid” program project, its research goals and tasks, research directions.

Information about the project available here:

The State Education Development Agency (SEDA) activity “Post-doctoral Research Aid”:


Submitted on: 06/03/2019