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Title The cell biology of aging
Course number 3106
Programme Cellbiologi och genetik
Language English
Credits 1.0
Date 2019-05-06 -- 2019-05-08
Responsible KI department Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course To increase the understanding of the cellular processes and mechanisms involved in aging processes.
Intended learning outcomes Upon completion of the course, the doctoral students can describe important concepts and molecular and cellular processes involved in aging. They can describe differences between normal and pathological processes in relation with age-related diseases. They can describe and critically evaluate different methods and approaches in the study of aging processes at the cellular level.
Contents of the course Important concepts in the cell biology of aging. Molecular and cellular processes involved in aging. Normal and pathological aging. Different methods in the study of aging at the cellular level.
Teaching and learning activities Lectures, discussions, pre-course project work in teams, poster presentations and discussions.
Compulsory elements Participation in the pre-course project work, group discussions and presentations is mandatory. 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 8 - 10
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 This doctoral course is a short course jointly organized by King's College London (KCL) and Karolinska Institutet (KI). The course takes place at Biomedicum, Karolinska Institutet. The course factulty will be from both King's College London and Karolinska Institutet. The course participants from the two universities will be matched to create teams which are required to jointly complete pre-course project for the course assessment before the on-site three day course in Stockholm. This course is part of a series of courses and workshops that will be organized jointly by KCL and KI.
Additional course leader The course director is Dr. Richard Siow, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College London.
Earlier evaluation of the course Not available
Course responsible Matti Nikkola
Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi

Matti.Nikkola@ki.se
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