Signal Transduction, 15 credits

About the education

The course deals with various signal transduction pathways in the cell. Effects of ligand regulated ion channels, G-protein coupled receptors and receptor-tyrosine kinases and examples on other phylogenetically conserved signal pathways are described. Emphasis is put on signal transduction in the central and peripheral nervous system. Signal transduction in the immune system, the coupling between the immune system and the nervous system, neuroendocrine signaling and the effects of toxins, pharmacological substances and various diseases on signal transduction are presented. Specific systems dealing with memory and learning and clock functions are also studied. Methods for studies on cell signaling in invertebrates, vertebrates and in vitro model systems are described. The course is useful for advanced studies in biology or chemistry (neurochemistry, biochemistry or medical chemistry) or for work in the pharmaceutical industry.

For additional information: Anna-lena Ström, Director of Studies

Subject: Chemistry

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Area of interest: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth.

Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media.

As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

Department responsible for education

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics