GFP ectopic expression in a Arabidopsis flower

The 1st year programme of PLANT-Int offers courses on general topics covering Molecular and Cellular Biology, as well as on specialized topics of Plant Sciences. It also proposes to develop an experimental lab project and to choose a hosting laboratory for a first compulsory Internship.
The second year programme of PLANT-Int is mainly devoted to an Internship and a Master thesis, in two different labs belonging either to private companies or academic institutes. They may take place in Grenoble, Milan or at other locations.

Semester 1 at UGA

From September to mid January
Mandatory teaching units:
  • Molecular genetics and epigenetics of the cell, 6 ECTS
  • Chemistry and cellular biochemistry, 6 ECTS
  • Introduction to Plant development and signal transduction, 6 ECTS
  • Strategies in Experimental Biology, 12 ECTS
Choose one among :
  • Entrepreneurship in sciences, 3 ECTS
  • Communication tools, 3 ECTS
Choose one among : 
  • Scientific English, 3 ECTS
  • French language, 3 ECTS
  • Italian language, 3 ECTS
Also: The students will have the possibility to follow free choice courses at UGA for improving their english, italian or french speaking level.  These courses can be preparatory to a test for B1, B2 or C1 level certification (charges for CLES certification: around 20€ in 2018).

Semester 2 at UNIMI

From mid-February to June
Students have to choose 3 teaching units among this list. Rules for optional choices are indicated in the detailed teaching programme box.
  • Plant development , part II, 6 ECTS
  • Signal transduction, part II, 6 ECTS
  • Plant ecology, 6 ECTS
  • Advanced plant cell Biotechnology, 6 ECTS
  • Plant metabolic engineering and Nutrigenomics, 6 ECTS
  • Basic statistics and Experimental Design, 6 ECTS
  • Development of crop ideotypes, 6 ECTS

Semester 3

Internship (3 months, between September and December, 12 ECTS) and teaching units (18 ECTS).

Semester 4

Master thesis project (6 months, from January to June, 24 ECTS) and 1 teaching unit (3 ECTS).