[Coral-List] Course: Light and Photosynthesis on Coral Reefs
banaszak at cmarl.unam.mx
Mon Sep 7 11:48:17 EDT 2009
The UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO (UNAM)and the CENTRO DE
INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA Y DE EDUCACION SUPERIOR DE ENSENADA (CICESE)
are pleased to announce the course titled:
LIGHT AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS ON CORAL REEFS
DATES: Monday, 18th January to Saturday, 6th February 2010
LOCATION: Unidad Academica de Sistemas Arrecifales, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
REGISTRATION AND TUITION FEES: No fees are charged for this course.
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Anastazia T. Banaszak (UNAM); Dr. Susana Enriquez (UNAM);
Dr. Ernesto Garcia Mendoza (CICESE); Dr. Roberto Iglesias Prieto (UNAM);
Dr. Helmut Maske (CICESE); Dr. Mark Warner (University of Delaware)
DESCRIPTION: This is an intensive postgraduate course on coral reef
photobiology and includes a strong theoretical background (75 hours)
coupled with hands on experience in practical classes (75 hours). The
course is limited to 16 students.
OBJECTIVES: A) to provide students with the physiological and biochemical
bases of photosynthesis as well as the mechanisms that regulate
photosynthesis in the aquatic environment with particular emphasis on
coral reefs and coral reef dwelling organisms and B) to provide technical
training in the methods commonly used to study photosynthesis. At the end
of the course, it is expected that the students will have the capacity to
incorporate this information into the general context of modern marine
biology as well as to utilize this information in their future projects
SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of scholarships will be awarded to students
from developing countries.
APPLICATIONS: Those interested in applying for the course should send a
statement of interest (one page limit) in which they state their current
study or employment situation, their background and the reason for their
interest in this course as well as the benefits that such a course will
have on their present and future studies, their curriculum vitae (one page
limit) as well as a letter of recommendation from a current or past tutor
or professor. Applications should be accompanied by a cover letter.
Students from developing countries who require financial assistance to
attend the course should indicate their interest in applying for a
scholarship in their statement of interest and in their cover letter.
Completed applications should be sent to Dr. Anastazia Banaszak at
banaszak at cmarl.unam.mx
DEADLINE: The deadline for reception of applications is September 28,
2009. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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