Developmental Biology Including the Development of the Nervous System 2019/2020 (15 credits)

Spring 19/20, 100 %, Campus

Start date: 20 January 2020

End date: 22 March 2020

Application Deadline: 15 October 2019

Enrolment Code: UU-67481 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

Entry Requirements: 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.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 36250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 36250

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.

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Biology Education Centre

EBC, Norbyvägen 14 / BMC A8:1

Norbyv 14, 752 36 UPPSALA/Box 592, 751 24 UPPSALA

Fax: 018-471 4687 Fax: 018-471 4689


Robert Malmgren

Telephone: +46 18 471 41 33