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.

Thin Film Deposition technology (Physical Vapor Deposition), 1.5 ECTS

This course is organised by Roushdey Salah, Department of Physics. Registration deadline: 24 November

Physical Vapor Deposition technology (sputtering, evaporation, etc.), abbreviated as PVD technology, offers interesting applications for products of our everyday life, like coatings on glass, metals, polymers, ceramics etc.

This interesting technology has proven to be able to create enormous supplementary value to many products. Therefore it is in wide use in many fields such as; optical coatings, photovoltaic, semiconductor, photo electrochemical cells, optoelectronic, flat panel displays, data storage, super capacitor, gas sensors and many others. Thin Film Deposition technology can well be regarded as the major key to the creation of devices such as computers, since microelectronic solid-state devices are all based on material structures created by the deposition techniques.

More information (Course website)

Cleanroom technology – User License Course, 1.5 ECTS

This course is organised by Roushday Salh, Manager of the Cleanroom at the Department of Physics.
Registration is closed.

A cleanroom is an environment, typically used in manufacturing or scientific research, with a low level of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. More accurately, a cleanroom has a controlled level of contamination that is specified by the number of particles per cubic meter at a specified particle size.

The course will introduce the participants (users) to the cleanroom environment and provide them with the necessary knowledge for correctly use of the cleanrooms and operate the facilities and run their own experiments in cleanroom environment without direct supervision. The course contents are validation and monitoring of the cleanroom, cleanroom maintains, gowning, cleanroom good practice. No entry permission will be given to the cleanroom without attending cleanroom technology course.

More information (course webpage)

Vibrational Spectroscopy - User Licence Course - 2 ECTS

20-24 November 2017, at KBC, Vibrational Spectroscopy Core Facility. Registration is closed.

Introduction to the usage of FT-IR spectrometers and microscopes as well as a Raman microscope. The course covers applications from biology and medicine to chemistry and physics, such as high-throughput transgenic screening, chemical imaging of biological tissues, surface sensitive measurements of minerals, and the analysis of compositional changes in a range of materials from bacteria to semiconductors.

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Introduction to Linux

NBIS (National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden) and Elixir Slovenia are offering an "Introduction to Linux" course targeted at life scientists with no or very little experience in using Linux commands.

The course provides a basic introduction to Unix/Linux commands and covers how Unix/Linux commands can be used to manage and inspect your data and results, and how to generate and run pipelines and work-flows using basic shell scripting. Finally, we will show you how mastering the command line enables you to access supercomputers for boosting your scientific research.

More information and registration (course registration)

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;

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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