Molecular Cell Biology, 15 hp

The course deals with molecular life processes, such as gene expression, ultrastructural organisation, motility and communication, in eukaryotic cells. The aim is to reach the issues that characterise today’s front-line in research. The course level is advanced; most of the lecturers are invited from other institutes in order to cover each subject from the current research perspective. The ambition with the lecture series is illustrated by the fact that it can be chosen as a theory course for PhD-students in the biosciences. The laboratory work include cell culture techniques, common methods to manipulate and analyze gene expression in eukaryotic cells as well as fluorescence microscopy. The course also includes literature symposia, extensive training in reading scientific literature and presenting data. Course period: September – November.

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Two comments from last course evaluation:

This course is refreshingly different.

At the end of the day I can say this course has been hard and time consuming but I’ve learned a lot and I’ve changed in a good way J.”  

 

Course organizer: Roger Karlsson; Phone 08-16 4104; E-mail roger.karlsson@su.se

 

Stem cells in developmental- and cancer biology, 15 hp

The course covers the molecular mechanisms regulating the division and differentiation of stem cells in development and cancer. Mechanisms of cell differentiation and de-differentiation, reprogramming, induction of pluripotent cells, and the signaling pathways controlling these processes will be discussed. Important aspects of stem cell regulation, such as epigenetic changes, the presence of a niche, and asymmetric cell division will be covered. Medical applications, mainly stem cell therapy and consequences of the cancer stem cell concept for cancer treatment, will be discussed. Course period: January – March

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Radiation Biology, 15 hp

The course focuses on how humans are influenced by ionising radiation and other radiation in their surroundings, such as that from mobile telephones. Repair mechanisms at the cellular level are described, and how the repair of damage can be coupled to the occurrence of cancer and other age-related diseases. Dosage concepts, measurement methods and risk assessment are all described, as is the medical use of radiation. The course includes a major laboratory exercise. The course is given in the period March-June.

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Infection Biology, 15 hp

This course gives a deeper understanding of the processes during microbial infection. The course covers microbe-host interactions, induction of host cell responses, intracellular survival, immune evasion mechanisms, antibiotic resistance and alternative treatments of infections. Microbial infection is a important global problem that increases over time due to multi-resistance to antibiotics. The course is given in the period March–June.

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The Genome: Expression and Dynamics, 15 hp

This course should attract students who wish to probe deeper into the molecular biology of the genome. It will cover different aspects of the organization, expression and dynamics of the genome, focusing on interesting biological questions and processes. Applications and implications of genome science in society will be discussed. The course will combine different teaching/learning strategies, aiming to support a creative and critical mind. Course period: November – January.

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Beskrivning och anmälan (in Swedish)

Contact: Marie Öhman, phone: 08-16 4451, email: marie.ohman@su.se