The Master of science program

MAICh

The Master of science program

Project (9 months duration, 60 ECTS)

Independently of the thesis thematic area, students acquire standard common competencies such as literature reviewing, hypothesis formulation and experimental design, scientific writing and critical interpretation of results. Linked to the thematic area of their research work, students gain specific competencies that might fall in different groups:

  • Arabidopsis genetics
  • Regulation of tomato fruit ripening
  • Agrofood forensics
  • Genetic diversity assessment of horticultural crops
  • Olive genomics and transcriptomics

Research activities: topics generally available for Master of Science theses

  • Role of prolyl 4 hydroxylases in tomato and Arabidopsis growth and development
  • Arabidopsis genetics
  • Regulation of fruit ripening and Arabinogalactans
  • Agrofood forensics and development of biotechnological methodologies for authenticity and traceability
  • Genetic diversity assessment of horticultural crops
  • Olive genomics and transcriptomics
  • Molecular basis of abiotic stress response such as hypoxia

Indicative master theses realized within the area

  1. Title: Agrobacterium Tumefaciens mediated production of transgenic plants expressing carnation P4H1 RNAi construct
    Author:  Ahou,  Abdellah,  Agronomist, Morocco  (2008)
    Place of Realization:  MAICh, Chania, Greece
    Thesis Director:  P. Kalaitzis
  1. Title: Characterization of Prolyl 4-Hydroxylase genes utilizing in silico and in vitro approaches
    Author:  Rabi,  Issam,  Biologist, Palestine  (2009)
    Place of Realization:  MAICh, Chania, Greece
    Thesis Director:  P. Kalaitzis
  1. Title: A study on the molecular basis of alterations in ethylene production in Prolyl 4-Hydroxylase 9 T-DNA knockout mutant 
    Author:
     Yamoune,  Amel,  Biologist, Algeria  (2010)
    Place of Realization:  MAICh, Chania, Greece
    Thesis Director:  P. Kalaitzis
  1. Title: Virus-induced gene silencing of two tomato Prolyl 4-Hydroxylase enhanced growth
    Author:  Sedeek,  Khalid,  Biologist, Egypt (2010)
    Place of Realization:  MAICh, Chania, Greece
    Thesis Director:  P. Kalaitzis
  1. Title: Applications of reverse genetics methods toward AtP4H3 and AtP4H4 gene function
    Author:  Klepadlo,  Mariola,  Biotechnologist, Poland  (2011)
    Place of Realization:  MAICh, Chania, Greece
    Thesis Director:  P. Kalaitzis
  1. Title: Bioinformatics Analysis of gene regulatory networks in Arabidopsis under dark conditions
    Author:  Zahran,  Jaffal,  Biologist, Palestine  (2011)
    Place of Realization:  MAICh, Chania, Greece
    Thesis Director:  P. Kalaitzis
  1. Title: A search for chloroplastic SNPs in Greek olive germplasm and their use for the identification of varietal origin in DNA mixtures of olive varieties
    Author:  Manolikaki,  Ioanna,  Agronomist, Greece  (2012)
    Place of Realization:  MAICh, Chania, Greece
    Thesis Director:  P. Kalaitzis
  1. Title: Characterization of Arabidopsis Thaliana p4h9-1 and p4h11-1 T-DNA mutant lines and their double mutant p4h9-1p4h911-1
    Author:  Cukrov,  Dubravka,  Biotechnologist, Croatia  (2012)
    Place of Realization:  MAICh, Chania, GreeceThesis Director:  P. Kalaitzis
     

Last update: Sep 13, 2017