Epigenetic Management of Stress and Disease, 2 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • The course is cancelled.

    Autumn 2023, 25%, Distance learning

    Start date: 19 September 2023

    End date: 27 October 2023

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-17006

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits, including 90 credits in biology, including 2 credits in genetics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 4,833

Tuition fee, total: SEK 4,833

Please note: The course will start with one week of lectures and then four weeks of preparation of the project will follow.

About the course

The genome is responsible for most of the phenotypic and behavioural variations between different species and within a population. However, it isn't just the sequence of the DNA that determines phenotypes, but also the mechanism by which some genes are activated, and others are silenced. The question is how this is controlled. Also how cells with the same genotype can be differentiated into cells with completely different phenotypes and functions. For most of these phenotypic outcomes that are irrespective of the genotype, epigenetic modifications are considered as being responsible. The environment has a significant effect on how the epigenome is modulated in a positive or negative way.

In this course, we will discuss the role of epigenetic modifications in the development of phenotypes associated with stress and disease.

Outline for distance course: The course is composed of serval on-line lectures and in-depth discussions of the topics and seminar presentations by the students. Communication between teachers and students takes place on a learning management system and with e-meeting tools. Access to a computer with a stable internet connection and a web camera is required.

More information


Biology Education Centre

EBC, Norbyvägen 14 / BMC A8:1

Norbyvägen 14, 752 36 UPPSALA/Box 592, 751 24 UPPSALA

Email: info@ibg.uu.se

Parisa Norouzitallab

Email: parisa.norouzitallab@ebc.uu.se