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Course, academic year 2023/2024
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Advanced course in Mycology - MB120T120
Title: 4EU+ Advanced course in Mycology
Czech title: Pokročilý kurz z mykologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Botany (31-120)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2023 to 2023
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/1, C [HT]
Capacity: 10
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: yes
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences: 4EU+ Flagship 4
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Note: you can enroll for the course repeatedly
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. Mgr. Ondřej Koukol, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): doc. Mgr. Ondřej Koukol, Ph.D.
Annotation
The course is aimed on demonstration of local mycobiota, identification of fungi based on phenotype traits in field and in the lab using optical microscopes. During the course, molecular data (sequences of several molecular markers) are obtained from collected material and students evaluate the results of identification from both phenotype and molecular data. Additional activities include work on small taxonomic projects in teams of 2-3 students. At the end of the course, results from the projects are presented on a small "conference".
The course is running usually in late August/September in Czech Republic or Poland and is organized jointly with University of Warsaw and Copenhagen University. For the AY 2023/2024 we will be staying near the town Skryje (cca 30 km SW from Prague) from September 1st to 7th 2024. Students cover the costs of the transportation (public transport strongly recommended - bus to Skryje) and may be also moderately contributing to joint shopping of food (cca 500 CZK), will be made clear before the course, depending on other costs.

In the week before the actual course, a "practical lecture" will take place at the faculty. The lecture will be aimed at molecular data - editing, assembling, making simple phylogenies using online tools. It is recommended that we meet personally at the faculty (Seminárium of the Department of Botany), but on-line participation is also possible (the course will be in a hybrid mode running jointly with students from Warsaw and Copenhagen). The date will be selected later, but most probably, the lecture will take place on 29th or 30th August, around 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Last update: Koukol Ondřej, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (23.01.2024)
Requirements to the exam

Student participate on all field trips, collect their own material and identify it based on combination of phenotype and molecular data. Students also participate on preparation of herbarium specimens, databasing and workshops during the course. The last day of the course, students present results of their projects at a "conference".

Last update: Koukol Ondřej, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (23.01.2024)
Entry requirements

It is highly recomended that students already successfully passed at least one basic course on Mycology (e.g. MB120P182) and have active knowledge of terminology used in mycology. Any previous experience with DNA analyses (simple similarity search, tree constructing) is also wellcome.

This course is definitely not recomended as a first experience with fungi, field trips and work with DNA sequences in taxonomy.

Last update: Koukol Ondřej, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (23.01.2024)
 
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