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Life-long learning

Here you will find information about our life-long learning courses

Life-long learning is the opportunity and responsibility of an indivudual to grow and learn new things in their lifetime. Biology in Uppsala has several courses that aims to enable further learning and cultivation. 

Courses in life-long learning

You can find our courses in life long learning below.

Bioinformatics on the web, 5 credits - 1BG425
Bioinformatic tools are valuable in virtually all kinds of biological studies. The course Bioinformatics on the Web is a completely web-based course that provides opportunities to try a number of tools, which are publicly available on the Internet, primarily to study and interpret sequence data from DNA and proteins. NOTE: Apply for the course starting August 30!

Biomolecular archaeology, 2 credits - 1BL809
The course is a comprehensive introduction to biomolecular archaeology, focusing on methods and practices most relevant for professionals and researchers working with the human past from a variety of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences (e.g., archaeology, heritage sector) and the natural sciences (e.g., biology, palaeontology, environment, forensics). It provides hands-on practice through case studies and theme workshops in a multidisciplinary environment. The course is designed to be subject immersive and to complement the skills and specialised expertise of each student.

Epigenetic management of stress and disease, 2 credits - 1BL807
The genome is responsible for most of the phenotypic and behavioral variations between different species and within a population. However, it isn't just the sequence of the DNA that determines phenotypes, but also the mechanism by which some genes are activated, and others are silenced. The question is how this is controlled?  For most of these phenotypic outcomes that are irrespective of the genotype, epigenetic modifications are considered as being responsible. The environment has a significant effect on how the epigenome is modulated in a positive or negative way. In this course, we will discuss the role of epigenetic modifications in:

  1. cell differentiation and proliferation and how environmental cues can influence the process
  2. tolerance to abiotic and biotic environmental cues
  3. immune system activation
  4. long-term regulation of gene expression 
  5. maintainance of genomic stability through the control of transposable elements

The applicants must have basic knowledge of genetics

Frontiers in Bioscience, 10 credits - 1BG044
A course for those interested in learning about groundbreaking discoveries in molecular biology and in discussing their impact on society.

Microbiology, 10 credits - 1BG413
Distance course for you who want to learn more about bacteria, archea, viruses and other microorganisms. 

Last modified: 2021-05-06