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Experimental Systems Biology

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: BIO448
Spring 2021
100% Day
Period: 18 January 2021 - 24 March 2021
2 Opens 15 September GU-21062
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The aim of the course is to give you a solid knowledge of the working approach of systems biology and synthetic biology. This includes creating advanced theoretical dynamic models of cellular systems in order to perform simulations on the outcome of various forms of disorders, genetic or environmental. In particular, much time is devoted to creating and testing models that can provide information about the molecular changes or behavioral changes during time trials. Outcome of the dynamic simulations will then be matched against experiments performed in the laboratory. Great emphasis will be put on to include differences in the behavior of cells within a population. The course also contains elements where you learn to use knowledge of regulatory circuits in order to change their properties in a predictable way, or create entirely new regulatory system so that cells or organisms can perform specific tasks in medicine and biotechnology.

The course consists of lectures, group work, seminars, project work and practical exercises. In addition the course also includes seminars / study visits to provide greater insight regarding the existing and future labor market. Great emphasis is placed on your own seminars, tasks and literature studies. All parts of the course except lectures are compulsory.

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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 to have passed BIO406 Advanced Functional Genomics and participated in BIO403 Advanced bioinformatics. 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: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Peter Gulz, 031-7862524 eller 031-7862526 education@biology.gu.se


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

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