spring 2016

BIO-8009 Marine bioprospecting and bioactive compounds for health - 3 ECTS

Sist endret: 07.04.2017

The course is provided by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Tromsø |

Application deadline

Deadline for registration is 01.05.2016.

Type of course

Can be taken as an individual course.The Ph.D. course in Marine bioprospecting and bioactive compounds for health is multidisciplinary.

Admission requirements

The applicants must document that they are registered this semester at their home university or at a minimum, document that they have finished the master degree.Contact Klara Stensvåg: klara.stensvag@uit.no.
Phone: +47 776 44512.
Maximum number of participants: 20.
Deadline for registration is 01.05.2016.
To register for the course, please use the Application Form and send it to Ingjerd G. Nilsen, BFE-fak, UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway, ingjerd.nilsen@uit.no.

Course content

The Phd course in Marine bioprospecting and bioactive compounds for health is multidisciplinary. It will be a mixture of lectures, practical sessions and seminars with discussions.

The themes will spend from biological resources in the ocean to characteristics of bioactive molecules with marine origin. Different methods used will be presented and discussed and there will be several sessions focusing on characterization methods. There will be practical sessions and hands on experience on different bioassay techniques and analyzing of data from high throughput screening results. It will be focus on processes of lead - development and used examples from peptides with bioactivity for health.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

There will be a mixture of lectures and hands on practical activities at different bioprospecting facilities and seminars.


A paper on a set subject.The subject must be relevant for the course. The title must be approved up front.
Can be prepared before the course or during the week of the course. Evaluation; passed or failed.
Re -sit: a re-sit exam will be arranged next semester.


Recommended reading/syllabus

Everything that is presented, More information will be given by the contact person in Fronter.


Maren Marie Thode Iversen

Telefon: +4777646610 maren.m.iversen@uit.no

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Nilsen, Ingjerd Gauslaa

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

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Klara Stensvåg

Professor/ marin bioteknologi
Telefon: +4777644512
Mobil: 41239918 klara.stensvag@uit.no