During the course the possibilities and difficulties with advanced genetic constructs are covered. Knowledge regarding normal gene regulatory control mechanisms that determine expression over time and place (eg organ) in model organisms such as worms, flies and mice as well as in humans is fundamental to this subject area. Studies of such mechanisms give comprehension of the more frequently employed genetic motifs used in constructs aimed for transgenic experiments. Also molecular genetic methods as well as experimental strategies to determine normal gene function in complex organisms, as well as dysfunction of disease gene variants, are highlighted.
180 ECTS from finished courses including at least 60 ECTS in Biology (containing Genetics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Animal Physiology) with a minimum of 7.5 ECTS in Genetics, as well as 20 ECTS in Chemistry; documented practical experience of laboratory work comprising a minimum of 30 ECTS. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
The online application opens 15 September 2022 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
17 October 2022. How to apply
Application and tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.