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Epigenetics and reproduction

Welcome to the PhD course Epigenetics and reproduction, arranged by CRU in collaboration with SLU’s Graduate School for Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences (GS-VMAS).


The aim of the course is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of epigenetic modifications and how they influence gene regulation in relation to reproduction. Preliminary programme

After completing the course the student shall be able to:

Explain how epigenetic factors influence reproductive mechanisms
Describe ethical aspects and use the knowledge in relation to epigenetics
Describe epigenetic changes after assisted reproduction
Explain mechanisms behind stem cells and their differentiation
Implement methodology in epigenetic studies
Comparative aspects of epigenetic modifications in humans and animals will be covered as well as ethical aspects. The course will include lectures, group work and student presentations.

Prerequisites: Minimum master degree in biology, medicine, reproductive health, nursing, veterinary medicine, animal science or equivalent.

Course date: November 12-15, 2018

Location: SLU, Uppsala

Information and application: www.slu.se/gs-vmas-courses

Course leader: Ylva Sjunnesson, ylva.sjunnesson@slu.se

Last date for application: October 15, 2018