Courses spring 2015

Regenerative Medicine: from principle to practice

This doctoral course is a collaborative course between the Mayo Clinic and Karolinska Institutet. The lectures will take place at both universities and will be video transmitted.

After completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the basics of stem cell biology and provide an appreciation for novel approaches and applications in regenerative medicine. The student will be able to demonstrate an interdisciplinary understanding of central concepts in stem cells and critically evaluate the potential, advantages and drawbacks of different methods that are currently researched in the fields of stem cell and regenerative therapy. The student will be able to extract and integrate information from state-of-the-art lectures, scientific review articles and literature search within the field.

Course contents
The course covers principles of stem cell biology and provides an appreciation for applications in regenerative medicine. Lectures and journal club-based topics include fundamental features of stem cell platforms, as well as the use of these and other platforms in the design and development of regenerative therapies. The course will exemplify how regenerative therapies can be targeted to different organs (e.g. within the cardiovascular system and the nervous system) with particular emphasis on the state-of-the-art technologies, prospects for clinical translation and current challenges within the field. The student will be required to take an active part in this course by contributing with presentations and discussions related to stem cell-based regenerative medicine.

Organizer and Contact
Natalia Landazuri, natalia.landazuri@ki.se

Dates
Every Wednesday at 14-16.00 between 8th of April to 17th of June 2015. The course will take place at both the Solna and Huddinge campus.

Course information
Course number 2835, 2.5 ECTS points

Basic Training in Flow Cytometry

Basic Training in Flow Cytometry is a doctoral course offered by the doctoral programs in Regenerative Medicine and Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation. It is a highly interactive “hands-on” course intended for both complete novices and experienced cytometrists with interest to refresh and enhance their knowledge of modern flow cytometry, starting with the basics and progressively advancing towards more sophisticated applications. Lectures are followed-up by workshops and hands-on practical sessions in front of flow cytomter instruments.

Course contents
Topics to be covered during the course include:
- Planning my experiment according to Good Cytometry Practice (GCP): (Instrument, reagent selection, assay optimization/validation, quality controls)
- Running my experiment according to GCP (sample preparation and instrument setup and compensation)
- Analysing my experiment and generating data (Multidimensional data analysis: gating, data display, statistics and trouble-shooting)
- Preparing my data for publication

Organizer and Contact
Iyadh Douagi, Iyadh.Douagi@ki.se

Dates
19-23rd of January 2015

Course information
Course number 2747, 1.5 ECTS points

Transplantation Immunobiology

Transplantation Immunobiology is a new doctoral course offered by the doctoral programs in Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology and Genetics and Developmental Biology for Regenerative Medicine at KI. It includes a one-day symposium at Nobel forum.

Course contents
The course covers solid organ transplantation, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, cancer therapies, immune tolerance, immunosuppressive drugs, cell transplantation, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.


Organizers
Erik Berglund and Bo-Göran Ericzon

Dates
9-13th of March 2015

Course information
Course number 2803, 1.5 ECTS points

Contact
Erik Berglund, Erik.Berglund@ki.se

 

Practical course in microarray data analysis: mRNA, DNA-methylation and DNA arrays

In the doctoral course “Practical course in microarray data analysis: mRNA, DNA-methylation and DNA arrays” students will be provided with tools to explore and analyze microarray data sets.

Course contents
The course covers example-oriented exercises where the most important cases and methods under R environment will be reviewed. One will learn new concepts in R including the necessary background to increase ones experience in R by using available documentation and public tools. Specifically the Bioconductor, an open software source for bioinformatics will be used. Tools to integrate specific data with public available resources and combination of several data types will be reviewed.

Organizers and Contact
David Gomez-Cabrero (david.gomezcabrero@ki.se) and Francesco Marabita

Dates
4-13th of May 2015

Course information
Course number 2667, 1.5 ECTS points

Clinical Application in Musculoskeletal Regenerative Medicine

Clinical Application in Musculoskeletal Regenerative Medicine is a new doctoral course offered by the doctoral program in Regenerative Medicine and the KI research network Tissue and Motion. It includes a two-day symposium with invited international speakers.

Course contents
The course covers key concepts in translational research on stem cells and the stem cell niche from the laboratory to the patient in the clinic. This includes a general overview of stem cell biology and history, sources, homing and circulation and interaction with the immune system and clinical applications.

Organizers and Contact
Ju Luan (Ju.Luan@ki.se) and Cecilia Götherström

Dates
1-5th of June 2015

Course information
Course number 2818, 1.5 ECTS points

Retreat 2015

The Doctoral Program in Regenerative Medicine is hosting the retreat “Career after PhD” together with Developmental Biology for Regenerative Medicine!

This will be a great opportunity to meet and exchange ideas 
with junior and senior PIs at Karolinska Institutet in the field of regenerative medicine.

The retreat will be held at Hasseludden in Saltsjö-Boo: http://www.yasuragi.se
More information is coming soon!

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