The course covers the regulation of gene expression, which translates the information contained in the genome into function, by adjusting the levels and activities of mRNAs and proteins to the needs of specific cells, tissues and environments. A particular emphasis is given on experimental methods.
This course describes the human immune system, and the immunological bases of vaccination, transplantation, immunotherapy and allergy. It also describes the role of stem cells in the formation of tissues, in particular the hematopoietic lineage.
This course introduces the fundamentals of stem cell biology, with a particular focus on the role of stem cells during development, tissue homeostasis/regeneration and disease.
Next time in January 2019
Bioluminescence imaging and data analysis Splinkerette PCR (to analyze genomic insertion site of a transgene).
The students will obtain theoretical and practical insight into embryonic stem cell biology and the study of gene expression fluctuations in single cells.
The students are exposed to experimental and analytical approaches specific to single cell biology, with an emphasis on quantitative aspects.