Functional Envrionmental Genomics
It is important to educate young colleagues about obtaining molecular biodiversity data. This is probably the most efficient through hands-on experience. Our first M.Sc. course at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, and Environmental Management of the Justus-Liebig University will be Genomic tools in the evaluation of biodiversity loss (MP 227). It will be offered as a block course in the Summer Semester 2021.
Field courses are also excellent platforms for introducing ecological data generation with molecular tools. The BiodivGenomics Field Course initiated with Markus Pfenninger and Barbara Feldmeyer was first organized between 20-30. July 2019 in the Eastern Carpathians of Romania. The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to cancel courses in 2020 and 2021, but we are planning to continue them once possible again.