Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
150 credits including (1) 60 credits in biology and 30 credits in chemistry or 30 credits in earth science, or (2) 90 credits in biology.
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Application Fee: SEK 900
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About the course:
The course provides knowledge in developmental processes during tissue development and organogenesis, including the development of the nervous system. A special focus will be directed towards ontogeny of human, mouse, zebrafish and invertebrates. The course discusses the molecular mechanisms shaping organisms, e.g. regulation of gene expression, cell signalling, cell migration, cell differentiation and pattern formation.
The course will further address the role of gene variants for disease onset and progression in humans. You will gain hands on experience in CRISPR/Cas9 genome modification and perform advanced imaging of developing nervous tissue in zebrafish.