University Course on
Molecular Analysis of Trophic Interactions (MATI)


This year's MATI course is over, but we are happy to answer your questions and keep you updated on the forthcoming course in  September 2018 if you contact us.
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18th – 29th of September 2017, Innsbruck, Austria

Molecular approaches offer exciting possibilities to study trophic interactions. Within the last decade considerable progress has been made in DNA-based methodology to unravel who eats what including predator-prey, host-parasitoid and herbivore-plant interactions across ecosystems.

This course provides a hands-on introduction to molecular trophic ecology and offers the opportunity to learn and discuss how to best apply these methods to your own research project.

Feedback from participants of the MATI course:

“…I recently received a grant to detect specific species of copepods in fish gut contents and detecting fish populations with environmental DNA. I know I wouldn't have been able to write the grant without taking the MATI course …”

“…I really liked the combination of practicals and theory. This really helps to better understand the course …”

“…This course allowed me to rehearse or repeat some skills ... The discussion on implementing the techniques learned was the best. It allows you to directly apply the skills and knowledge gained in this course into research …”

Online enrolment is open until 30th of June 2017.

If you need further help with the enrolment, please check these instructions
or contact Christina Brückl via E-Mail or Telephone: +43 512 507 96501


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