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Advanced Functional Genomics

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: BIO406
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 2 November 2020
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course provides an introduction to the theoretical foundations of systems biology and knowledge of relevant advanced experimental methods. In this course you will learn to create mathematical models of cellular modules such as signaling pathways and metabolic systems. Simulations are an integral part of the course to test and verify the models' predictions. The course also provides a thorough knowledge of how to experimentally perform genome-wide studies on transcripts (transcriptomics), protein (proteomics) and metabolites (metabolomics). The course also describes how one introduces genetic changes in various model systems, which is central to be able to test given hypotheses experimentally. The course includes elements that increase understanding and reflection on ethical issues. In addition seminars / field trips are included to provide a greater insight into existing and future labor market. Emphasis is placed on individual seminars, tasks and literature studies. The course is taught in English.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Passed basic courses in Biology 75 credits (BIO900 Cell Biology, BIO905 Molecular Genetics , BIO910 Biological form and function, BIO915 Ecology and Evolution and BIO920 Biodiversity and Systematics) and completion of Chemistry 30 credits.
In addition you need at least one approved advanced level course in biology, 15 credits, in a relevant subject. The course BIO210 Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics is recommended. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 29 750 SEK
First payment: 29 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Peter Gulz, 031-7862524 eller 031-7862526


Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology
Box 462
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 9 C

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