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The course will take place at the School of Agriculture, Bragança (Portugal), from 12th – 26th of June 2011 (2 weeks). Classes will run from 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00.

 
Day The programme of lectures and other activities
12/06 Arrival to Portugal and trip to Bragança
13/06

Presentation (introduce the teachers, students and topics) and visits of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança campus.

Module 1 – Mycology and Agricultural Biotechnology. A general Overview

Paula Baptista; ESAB/Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal

14/06 Module 2 – Agricultural applications of fungi - approaches for plant protection

2.1 - Biological control of plant pathogens by fungi

Eugénia Gouveia; ESAB/Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal.
15/06 Module 2 – Agricultural applications of fungi - approaches for plant protection

2.2 - Biological control of insects pests by fungi

José Alberto Pereira and Albino Bento; ESAB/Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal.
16/06 Module 2 – Agricultural applications of fungi - approaches for plant protection

2.3 - Biological control of weeds by fungi

Joachim Sauerborn; University of Hohenheim, Germany.
17/06 Module 2 – Agricultural applications of fungi - approaches for plant protection

2.4 - Fungi as plant growth promoter and disease suppressor

Anabela Martins; ESAB/Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal.
18/06 Week-end
Information about activities and places of interest to visit will be soon available
19/06 Week-end
Information about activities and places of interest to visit will be soon available
20/06 Module 3 – Isolation, molecular identification and screening of fungal biocontrol agents

3.1 – Isolation and maintenance of fungi

Field trip to olive orchards in the region of Mirandela

José Alberto Pereira, Paula Baptista and Albino Bento; ESAB/Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal.
21/06 Module 3 – Isolation, molecular identification and screening of fungal biocontrol agents

3.2 - Molecular identification of fungi

Paula Baptista; ESAB/Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal.
22/06 Module 3 – Isolation, molecular identification and screening of fungal biocontrol agents

3.3 - Screening of fungal biocontrol agents

Eugénia Gouveia; ESAB/Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal. Enrique Quesada-Moraga; University of Cordoba, Spain.
23/06 Module 4 - Proteomics approaches for the understanding of biological control

Enrique Quesada-Moraga; University of Cordoba, Spain
24/06 Module 5 - Production, stabilisation and formulation of fungal biocontrol agents

José Alberto Pereira and Paula Baptista; ESAB/Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal.
25/06 Social Programme: Visit to Douro Valley
26/06 Departure from Bragança
IP Coordinator
Paula Baptista
pbaptista@ipb.pt
Department: Biology and Biotechnology
School of Agriculture
Campus de Santa Apolónia
Apartado 1172
5301-855 Bragança - Portugal
Phone: +351 273 303 332
Fax: +351 273 313 405
Key Dates
IP Date:
12/06/2011 to 26/06/2011
Application Deadline:
15/05/2011
Arrival to Bragança:
12/06/2011
Departure from Bragança:
26/06/2011
Application Documents
Campus de Santa Apolónia - 5300-253 BRAGANÇA * Tel: (+351) 273 303 200 / (+351) 273 331 570 - Fax: (+351) 273 325 405 * E-mail: suporte@ipb.pt