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.
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Vibrational Spectroscopy - User Licence Course - 2 ECTS

26 February - 2 March 2018, at KBC, Vibrational Spectroscopy Core Facility Registration deadline: 21 February

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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Rapid Cloning, Protein Expression, and Purification CPEP 18 - 3 ECTS

This course is organised in the collaboration with the Protein Expertise Platform (PEP). It is based on the EMBO PEPC5 course.

Date: Wednesday 28th February to Friday 9th March 2018
Start: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 09:30
Place: Biochemistry teaching lab, KB.F4.04, KBC-building 4th floor (2 stairs up), Linnaeus väg 6, Umeå University

Time: About 6-8 h per day, mainly laboratory work but also lectures, discussions & seminars

Course leader: Uwe Sauer, KBC, 786-5930, E-mail:    Instructor: Gunter Stier, Heidelberg Univ., Germany, E-mail:  

Registration deadline: Friday, 16th of February 2018.
Admission on a first-come first-served basis.

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Basic Course in SEM and TEM, 1 ECTS, 20-22 February 2018

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 February 2018
Organiser: Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)
Deadline for registration: 5 February 2018

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