Course catalogue doctoral education - HT19

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Title Bioinformatics analysis of gene regulation in omics data and its applications to medical problems
Course number 2949
Programme Cell Biology and Genetics
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2017-02-23 -- 2017-03-01
Responsible KI department Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Specific entry requirements
Intended learning outcomes After the completed course, the participants can understand the principles and perform basic bioinformatics analysis of genomics sequencing data. The participants can plan experimental designs and critically evaluate the appropriateness of the different sequencing based omics methods and technologies for genome-wide gene regulation studies.
Contents of the course Principles of gene regulation in non-disease cases and dysregulation in diseases at individual locus level as well as on genome-wide level. Principles of sequencing based genomics technologies and corresponding bioinformatics data analysis. Concrete bioinformatics data analysis by the students of selected published projects.
Teaching and learning activities The course consists of lectures, discussion, seminars and hands-on bioinformatics analysis.
Compulsory elements The lectures, discussions, seminars and hands-on practicals are compulsory. Absence from compulsory parts is compensated according to the instructions from the course leader.
Examination The participants will be examined with active participation in the bioinformatics practicals and presentations in the end of the course.
Literature and other teaching material Recent articles and websites.
Number of students 15 - 20
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
More information The course is given in collaboration with the RIKEN Division of Genomic Technologies ( The course faculty consists of invited speakers from the RIKEN Division of Genomic Technologies and Karolinska Institutet. The course takes places at RIKEN Yokohama in Japan.

There is a limited number of travel stipends available for the course. If you wish to apply for such stipend support for this course, include a motivation for this in your course application. Stipend applications will be judged on the basis of the motivation in case there are more applications than available stipends. Otherwise, all travel, accommodation and living costs in Japan must be covered by the course participants.
Additional course leader The course director is Dr. Carsten Daub from Karolinska Institutet and the co-director is Dr. Piero Carninci from RIKEN Division of Genomic Technologies.
Earlier evaluation of the course Not available
Course responsible Matti Nikkola
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
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