Cell and Tumour Biology
Course, Master's level, 3MR104
Spring 2024 Spring 2024, Uppsala, 100%, On-campus, English
- Pace of study
- Teaching form
- Instructional time
- Study period
- 19 February 2024–24 March 2024
- Language of instruction
- Entry requirements
Undergraduate education worth 180 credits within Life Sciences (e.g. Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine) including at least 10 credits each of Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Genetics, alternatively 180 credits within Pharmaceutical Sciences (e.g. Pharmacy Programme). Students admitted to Master's Programmes in Medical Research, Biomedicine and Drug Management fulfil the eligibility requirements.
Proficiency in English equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle (Bachelor's level) studies.
Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)
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 and tuition fees.
- Application fee: SEK 900
- First tuition fee instalment: SEK 18,125
- Total tuition fee: SEK 18,125
- Application deadline
- 16 October 2023
- Application code
Admitted or on the waiting list?
- Registration period
- 5 February 2024–18 February 2024
- Information on registration.
About the course
The course highlights how cell communication is altered during the generation of malignant tumours. Emphasis is given to cell biological mechanisms that control genetic stability, gene expression, proliferation and survival, invasiveness and interactions between tumour cells and the microenvironment. Furthermore, specific examples of different tumour types are discussed.
The course utilises current research problems to illustrate different cell biology-related basic phenomena and their applications within tumour biology. Topics that are in focus are, among others, transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation; signal transduction; DNA damage; viral infections and cancer stem cells. The course also gives insight into current research activity and methodology within the field of tumour biology
- Anna-Karin Olsson (Head Teacher)
- Aristidis Moustakas (Head Teacher)
- Gerli Pielberg (Programme Director for Master's Programme in Medical Research)