Biochemistry of Gene Regulation, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, Evening, 25%, Campus

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 4 June 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-87603 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

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

    Registration: 9 January 2023 – 16 January 2023

Entry requirements: For single subject course is required 150 credits of which 60 credits in bioscience including basic course in biochemistry or corresponding knowledge from pharmaceutical, medical, veterinary, odontological, bioscience, biomedicine or civil engineering programmes.
Admitted to the Master Programme in Drug Discovery and Development.


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 18,125

Tuition fee, total: SEK 18,125

About the course

The course uses basic knowledge in biochemistry/molecular biology as a starting point and aims to extend the student's knowledge on mechanisms for gene regulation in eukaryotic cells. Current research problems are used to illustrate different concepts and aspects of gene regulation.

After finishing the course you are expected to:

  • be able to give examples of and describe different types of mechanisms for gene regulation at transcriptional and posttranscriptional levels,
  • be able to use achieved knowledge to explain how drugs and xenobiotics can influence gene expression,
  • be able to describe the molecular background of diseases and therapies where effects on gene expression are of importance,
  • be able to describe different types of methodology used to study gene regulation at different levels and to formulate strategies to apply these to research problems,
  • have gained knowledge of research in the field of gene regulation,
  • have gained knowledge to interpret and analyse advanced literature within the cell biology research field.

More information


Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences

Biomedicinskt centrum BMC, Husargatan 3

Box 591, 751 24 UPPSALA