Postgraduate education

As part of promoting an increased research collaboration some of U-Share’s activities are directed at the future scientist – postgraduate students at our universities.


Both UU and SLU have a range of courses at the advanced or postgraduate level that might be of interest for doctoral student at the other university. See information below about available courses.

Please note that the lists contain courses that might not be given every semester/year. Therefore some links go to courses in previous semesters. Lists of courses in different semesters can be found at the Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy. Postgraduate courses at SLU can be found on their search page.

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Postgraduate courses at SLU

Genome analysis,
10 credits
Methods for studies on prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes, including domestic animals, and advanced knowledge of genome organization and genome evolution.
Infection and reproduction,
3 credits
The course will contain lectures and experimental work, focussing on in vitro and cellular aspects of infection and reproduction.
Comparative reproductive biotechnology,
2 credits
The aim of the course is to expand the participants’ knowledge and understanding of reproductive biotechnologies in vertebrate animals and humans. Comparative aspects of reproductive biotechnologies in humans and animals will be covered.
Laboratory animal science,
1.5 credits
Laws and regulations and how to apply for the permissions and the keeping of journals required by law. Ethics, ethical evaluation and how to write an ethical application. Experimental planning and alternative methods. Stress, pain, pain treatment and well-being.

Postgraduate courses at UU

Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy

Methods for Cell Analysis,
8 days
The course is based on a lecture series and practical hands on sessions and provides both an overview and in-depth knowledge about the recent technologies in the field of light microscopy, image analysis, electron microscopy, flow cytometry and cells sorting.
How to study behavior in vertebrates with focus on fish and rodents,
1 week
The course is focused on behavioral studies and gives an introduction to behavioral studies in animals, the use of laboratory animals with focus on rodents and fish, and common and novel methodological applications
Laboratory Animal Science – This online education in Laboratory Animal Science aims to comply with EU and Swedish legislation regarding the protection of animals used for research purposes. The contents of the species specific courses give you theoretical knowledge specific to the indicated species. The completion of the online education is a prerequisite for access to train your practical skills. The contents of the practical part of the education is set to an agreed minimum level of competence, decided by the board of the Nordic consortium for laboratory animal science.
Advanced molecular technology and instrumentation for proteome analyses,
12 days
The aim of the course is to introduce scientists to novel and advanced technologies for proteome analysis offering powerful tools in basic research and diagnostics. Both affinity- and non-affinity-based methods for protein detection will be covered. Mass spectrometry will be used for unbiased and high-throughput protein discovery and characterization, different variants of proximity ligation assays (PLAs) will be used, and the participants will be introduced to histopathology methods.