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Title Stem cell niches
Course number 2894
Program Cellbiologi och genetik
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2017-09-11 -- 2017-09-15
Responsible KI department Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course To increase the understanding of the complex interplay of stem cells with their environment.
Learning outcomes After the completed course, the participants will understand how the environment controls cellular processes and instructs cells. The students can hypothesize on how disease alters the environment to impact on the cells. The students can reason regarding differences between in vivo and in vitro environment.
Contents of the course The microenviroment of the stem cell, and the functional and structural characteristics that define a stem cell niche. Methods for identifying and analyzing stem cells and their environments. Fate mapping as a tool for studying stem cells niches. Different stem cell niches in vivo. Mimicking physiological stem cell niches in vitro using bioengineering techniques. Stem cell niches in health and disease.
Teaching and learning activities The learning and teaching activities include lectures, group discussions, seminars and audience response sessions with mentometer.
Compulsory elements The discussions and seminars are obligatory. Compensation is according to the instructions of the course director.
Examination The students are examined with individual and group presentations on the course themes.
Literature and other teaching material Recent articles in the field.
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 main venue of the course is the seminar room A216 at CMB, Berzelius v 35. Entrance from the court yard of CMB.
Additional course leader The course co-directors are Emma Andersson, emma.andersson@ki.se and Maria Genander, maria.genander@ki.se.
Earlier evaluation of the course Evaluation report
Course responsible Matti Nikkola
Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi

Matti.Nikkola@ki.se
Contact person Linda Lindell
Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi
08-524 872 90
linda.lindell@ki.se

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