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Titel Medical developmental biology
Kursnummer 3081
Program Utveckling och regeneration (DevReg)
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Datum 2018-08-27 -- 2018-08-31
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för klinisk vetenskap, intervention och teknik
Särskild behörighet
Kursens syfte The main purpose of the course is to acquire a better understanding of issues, including ethical ones, in developmental and stem cell biology with direct implications for human development and disease. Furthermore, the course will expose the students to international collaboration and provide an opportunity to build an international network.
Kursens lärandemål After the course the doctoral student is expected to be able:
- To fully understand and review the basic biology and definitions of embryonic and fetal stem cells,
- To understand and review the most fundamental genetic and epigenetic/transcriptional regulatory mechanisms guiding the development of the essential organs,
- To understand and review the basic principles of regenerative medicine and perinatal physiology.
Kursens innehåll To achieve a better understanding of embryonic and fetal development, and to provide better healthcare for newborns and children, it is necessary to understand the development in basic research to be able to more rapidly apply such knowledge in clinical care. In this course, world-leading scientists in the fields of developmental biology, stem cell research, and regenerative medicine, will discuss the molecular mechanisms, cell biology, genetics and epigenetics of development in general and more specifically in a wide variety of organs, with a particular bias towards human development and disease. The nature of the course is translational and provide a wide range of knowledge from transcriptional mechanisms to basic physiology, ethics and patient care.
Arbetsformer The course is based on lectures from morning to lunch by prominent lecturers. There are practical workshops and clinical visits in the afternoons. The course is considered demanding and requires full-time presence and attention.
Obligatoriska moment Full presence is absolutely required. Necessary absence will be regulated with the course leader and given as extra tasks.
Examination Every student needs to make either a fifteen minute individual presentation or to present their projects by poster presentation. The oral and poster presentations are examined by at least four course leaders and the participants receive immediate feedback directly from the course leaders/examiners. Further feedback is given continuously throughout the course. Every student will in addition write a report that is handed in for evaluation at the end of the course. All students are also required to peer-review another student's examination report. The individual performance of each student will be evaluated separately.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Recommended literature: Pediatrics and Perinatology. The Scientific Basis. Ed. P Gluckman & MA Heyman Two review or research articles per lecture (c:a 20 lectures, 40 articles) to be listed by the lecturers.
Antal studenter 8 - 12
Urval av studenter 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).
Övrig information This is an international exchange course in Medical Developmental Biology, a.k.a. Developmental and perinatal biology, with University of Toronto (U of T) that has been running since 1996. This year the course will be held in Toronto with numerous distinguished speakers and advanced workshops. The course covers everything from basic research on stem cells and early embryonic development to clinical aspects of pregnancy, early childhood, epigenetic and ethics. The course is a full time course with an extensive program, in addition to lectures, also interactive, practical workshops, special lectures, social networking, poster and oral research presentations by students and written report.
Ytterligare kursledare This course will be co-organized with Ola Hermanson, Department of Neuroscience.
Tidigare omdöme av kursen omdöme
Kursansvarig Fredrik Lanner
Institutionen för klinisk vetenskap, intervention och teknik

Kontaktpersoner Ola Hermanson
Institutionen för neurovetenskap

Fredrik Lanner
Institutionen för klinisk vetenskap, intervention och teknik