spring 2016

BIO-8101 Functional genomics - 5 ECTS

Sist endret: 07.04.2017

The course is provided by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Tromsø |

Application deadline

Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway: January 2

Application deadline for external applicants: December 1

Type of course


Admission requirements

Course teaching is conditional to a minimum of 4 and maximum of 10 students.

PhD students register for the course through StudentWeb.

External applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWeb.

Contact Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at the BFE-faculty if you have troubles or questions regarding registration to the course.

Course content

Practical examples will be taken from plant genomics, but the course is suitable for biologists in all fields. Topics of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics will be covered. The course will concentrate on data mining and the use of bioinformatics for the analysis of genes and proteins.

Students will work web-based for the course to perform computer based tasks and prepare a seminar talk on one of the subjects.

Objectives of the course

A web-based course aimed to give PhD students theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of functional genomics.

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

4 h lecture. 5 h seminars. 18 h computer work (Web-based).


Oral seminar presentation and participation in group discussions. Pass/Fail.


Course overlap

HEL-8023 Genomics in Clinical and Biomedical Research 4 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

The curriculum for this course will be a collection of selected primary literature which will be available on the web.

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Nilsen, Ingjerd Gauslaa

Rådgiver, ph.d.-utdanningen
Telefon: +4777646018 ingjerd.nilsen@uit.no


Karsten Bruno Fischer

Telefon: +4777644114 karsten.fischer@uit.no