Molecular Tools for Proteome Analysis and Diagnostics, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2021/2022

  • Spring 2022, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 21 March 2022

    End date: 1 May 2022

    Application deadline: 15 October 2021

    Application code: UU-92023 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

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

    Registration: Please contact the department.

Entry requirements: 180 credits in biology, bio-/medicine, biotechnology, pharmaceutical biosciences, medical science or equivalent education giving relevant knowledge in cell biology, genetics biochemistry and molecular biology. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Fees:

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 18,125

Tuition fee, total: SEK 18,125

About the course

The course will provide an insight into the applications, strategies and implications of molecular analysis methods in research and medicine. Current opinions and research findings, as well as development of novel methods and technologies, will be conveyed and discussed throughout the course. Different methods for protein analysis, including a variety of affinity-based protein detection methods, will be covered. Molecular tools and technologies such as e.g. affibodies, their use in cancer therapy and LigandTracer, showing protein-cell interactions in real-time, will be discussed.

Molecular diagnostic methods will also be practically illustrated using Proximity ligation assays (PLA) for detection of proteins in solution as well as detection of complex formation in situ. Methods and tools used in the Human Proteome Project, e.g. high-throughout in situ detection of protein expression in different tissues and cancers will be treated. The development of novel molecular diagnostic methods for different diseases, including nanotechnology based diagnostics, and their application in medical clinics will be discussed.

More information

Contact

Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

Dag Hammarskjölds väg 20

Rudbecklaboratoriet, 751 85 UPPSALA

Nils-Erik Heldin

Email: nils-erik.heldin@igp.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 46 79