[Coral-List] Course announcement
banaszak at cmarl.unam.mx
Fri Oct 17 10:06:23 EDT 2014
The UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTÓNOMA DE MÉXICO (UNAM) and the CENTRO DE
INVESTIGACIÓN CIENTÍFICA Y DE EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR DE ENSENADA (CICESE)
are pleased to announce the international course titled
LIGHT AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS ON CORAL REEFS
DATES: Monday, 19th January to Saturday, 7th February 2015
LOCATION: Unidad Académica de Sistemas Arrecifales, Puerto Morelos, México
REGISTRATION AND TUITION FEES: No fees are charged for this course.
TRANSPORT, LODGING and FOOD: Course participants are responsible for costs
of travel, accommodation and food.
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Anastazia T. Banaszak (UNAM); Dr. Susana Enríquez (UNAM);
Dr. Ernesto García Mendoza (CICESE); Dr. John Hedley (Argans Ltd.); Dr..
Roberto Iglesias Prieto (UNAM); Dr. Helmut Maske (CICESE); Dr, Eugenio
Méndez Méndez (CICESE).
COURSE LANGUAGE: English. Most instructors speak Spanish.
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
APPLICATIONS: The application package, sent as ONE PDF file, should
include: a) a signed cover letter; b) a statement of interest (one page
limit) with current study or employment situation, background and the
reason for your interest in this course as well as the benefits that such
a course will have on your present and future studies and c) your
curriculum vitae (one page limit). A signed letter of recommendation (PDF
file) from a current or past tutor or professor is also required and can
be sent with the application package or emailed directly by the tutor or
professor. Enquiries and applications should be addressed to Anastazia
Banaszak and sent to banaszak at cmarl.unam.mx
DEADLINE: The deadline for reception of applications is November 3rd,
2014. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
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