Research training at KBC

Doctoral courses at KBC cover a lot of state of the art techniques and methods within life sciences. They are mainly organised by the KBC Core Facilities and Infrastructures. The courses are usually open to all PhD students and Postdocs, and other users of the core facilities at KBC. Also external users or collaborators with KBC are welcome to participate. Note that registration does not guarantee you a place in a course, especially when there is a limited number of places. You will be notified by the course leader who will also provide you with course schedule and detailed information about the course.
KBC Communication office is supporting with announcement and organisation. The KBC communication officers answer general questions.

IceLabCamp 2017, 11-14 September 2017

In vitro and in vivo meet in silico at the Umeälven

Do you think your experimental research would benefit from causal understanding through mathematical modeling?
Would your theoretical work profit from valuable insights through empirical studies? Are you creative and open-minded?
We welcome you to join us in a research camp together with about 15 other Master's, PhD, and Postdoctoral researchers from multiple disciplines primarily in the natural sciences.

More information and registration (deadline 31 August)

Basic Course in SEM and TEM, 1 ECTS, 20-22 September 2017

This course covers fundamental theory and operational principles as well as specimen preparation techniques for scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM/TEM).

Dates: 20-22 September 2017
Organiser: Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)
Deadline for registration: 24 August 2017

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Bioanalytical methodologies with emphasis on metabolomics analysis, Fall 2017

NOTE! This course has been postponed until spring term 2018!

Aim: To give the students basic knowledge in bioanalytical chemistry with a focus on chromatographic and mass spectrometric methods used in metabolomics.
The course is aimed primarily at PhD students and postdocs who use or will use metabolomics.
Course Outline: the course will combine theory with practice and group work.
Course dates: The course has three modules. New dates will be published for spring term.
will open next spring again.

Contact person for questions: Thomas Moritz, UPSC;

PhD course: Wood Biology and Biotechnology - 30 Oct - 3 Nov 2017 (3 ECTS)

Course description Development of novel wood-based products requires an understanding of the biological processes that lead to wood cell differentiation including cell division, expansion, secondary cell wall formation and programmed cell death.

This one week lasting intensive PhD course provides a brief overview of wood organization, chemistry and structure in conifers and hardwoods, from the molecular level to the tissue organization level, followed by an update on molecular, genetic and physiological aspects of wood cell differentiation and cell wall formation. Current tools for studying wood structure and chemical composition, as well as the bioinformatics tools available for wood biology are introduced with practical demonstrations. Lectures and seminars are given by experts in the field. Many opportunities for social interactions and networking.

Prof. Ewa Mellerowicz, SLU, Sweden
Dr. Anna Kärkönen, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Luke, Finland
Prof. Teemu Teeri, University of Helsinki, Finland

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Swedish for newcomers at KBC - Fall 2017

KBC communication office is organising a Swedish course for newcomers at KBC. The course is organised together with the department of language studies at the university and sponsored by KBC.

For the course you will use the book  "Rivstart" (A1+A2 Textbok, 2:a uppl inkl ljudfiler, ca. 366 kr)and
Övningsbok, ca. 218 kr.You need to buy the books for yourself.
The course is will have 15 meetings at KBC.

Preliminary the course will be held Tuesdays from 16.00-18.00 starting on the 12th of September. Please watch up for announcements for final confirmation of the date.

Place: All lectures will take place in the two seminar rooms, KB.J3.01 or KB.J3.02 close to the entrance of UPSC at the entrance to the "Physiology building" of KBC). 

Contact: Eva-Maria Diehl and Anne Honsel, KBC communication officers,, 073-0885731.

The course is totally paid by KBC and if you are absent from the lectures more than 25 % of the lectures without any serious reason (sicknes, family matters), we will charge you for the course.

The registration is closed now.

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