The Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology is one of the departments at KU-LIFE which educates most PhDs the reason being that, for many years, we have been successful in attracting some of the best graduates at KU-LIFE. This is also an attractive environment for study since you will have many colleagues if you become a PhD student here. Currently, the Department has approximately 50 PhD students and several guest PhD students. View the list of ongoing and finalised PhD projects from the Department.
At the FAQ pages at the KU-LIFE internal ph.d.-website many relevant topics are described, for example guidelines for financing, salery and guidelines for cofinancing.
The PhD at KU-LIFE normally follows a 3 year study plan during which roughly 6 months is spent taking courses. Read more about the courses for which the Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology is responsible. On KU-LIFE's homepage you will find the complete Faculty PhD course catalogue.
As a PhD student at KU-LIFE you will be enrolled at a research school. The Department for Plant Biology and Biotechnology participates actively in several research schools, but particularly two research schools are closely affiliated to the Department's academic areas.
The Research School for Biotechnology (FOBI)
The Department houses the Research School for Biotechnology (FOBI), which constitutes a cooperation between KU-LIFE and Technical University of Denmark (DTU). FOBI's general theme is biotechnology and is based on a joint methodology. Consequently, the academic areas embrace animals, plants, food et al. Most of the PhD students at the Department for Plant Biology and Biotechnology are members of this research school.
The Research School FOBI forms part of the Danish Biotech Research Academy (DBRA), which is an umbrella research school/ a research school network composed of six research schools. DBRA is headed by Professor Lene Lange, Aalborg University, who is appointed Affiliated Professor at the Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, KU-LIFE.
Head of Research School FOBI: Professor David B. Collinge,
Research School Team Horticulture
The Department takes share in the Research School Team Horticulture, which was established in 2004.
The Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology has appointed two PhD coordinators whom you can contact, if you would like to have more information about the PhD education at the Department:
Professor covers the academic areas of Plant Pathology and Plant Anatomy and Physiology and is also director of studies for the PhD programme Plant and Soil Science and a member of KU-LIFE's PhD study board.
Professor covers the academic area of Plant Biochemistry.