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.
Flow cytometry, cell analysis and sorting,
5.0 credits
Course contents include basic components of flow cytometers and confocal laser scanning microscopes, interpretation of data from flow cytometry software, and the principles of cell sorting. After the course students shall be able to apply flow cytometry in their research.
Animal assisted intervention,
3 credits
The course presents how animals are used to help humans in Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI), major scientific research results on the behavioural and physiological effects on humans in an AAI programme as well as the effects on animals when they are used in AAI.
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.
In vitro toxicology, effect-based methods and toxicological modelling,
3 credits
The course presents valuable research tools in current toxicological research. These tools can be used to expand our understanding of the presence of toxic compounds in the environment and the biological effects that can occur when organisms are exposed to these compounds

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.
Introduction to image analysis software,
5 days
The course is intended for students who need to make measurements from images. The aim is to discover the power of image analysis and become proficient in using the Fiji version of ImageJ and Cell Profile.
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 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.

Health Innovation - an interdisciplinary approach,
7.5 credits

The course aims to provide PhD students with knowledge of - and insight into – how innovative processes work and how innovative thinking can be implemented in interdisciplinary teams to solve problems
Molecular NMR spectroscopy – beyond 3D structure of biomolecules,
5 credits
The aim of the course is to introduce the basics – both theory and practice – of NMR-spectroscopy of biomolecules, including the basic principles and operation of NMR instrumentation, and how to set up and run biological NMR experiments.


Last modified: 2021-02-09