UCMR/KBC Research Schools grants have expired

The highly successful UCMR/KBC research schools have been supported by 5-year grants from the Swedish Research Council, VR. This has provided unique possibilities to excellent training and courses that also have been open to PhD students and postdocs from departments outside the UCMR/KBC environments. These grants cannot be prolonged and there are currently no opportunities to apply for support for this type of research schools.

UCMR, MIMS, KBC and UPSC will continue to support core facilities and technical platforms and the ambition is to continue to provide training and courses for these important research infrastructures. More information about this will be provided within short.

The faculties have also indicated that they will offer generic courses like for instance research ethics, English writing, reading skills and presentation techniques and possible also other courses. At present it is not decided how these courses will be advertised and administrated but hopefully more information will soon come from the faculties.

We hope that many of the courses developed with support from our research schools will also be provided for PhD students also in the future as the research schools have provided excellent training for young researchers at Umeå University.

Åke Forsberg                                    Marianne Sommarin
UCMR research School   KBC Research School

Building Bridges - October 28-29 2013

Building Bridges - Biobanking in Clinical and Translational Research
Date: October 28-29, 2013
Venue: Lecture Hall 2, Biomedicum, Helsinki, Finland
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Assay development in high throughput screening - 2 ECTS

Assay development in high throughput screening - 2 ECTS
The course gives a practical basis for assay development in high throughput screening. The course is given as complement to the theoretical on-line course "Introduction to high throughput screening" (see above). Passed examination of the theoretical course is a prerequisite for taking the practical.

Venue: Laboratories for Chemical Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Date: 17-21 November 2014 Register before 2014-10-27!

Responsible department: Department of Chemistry, Umeå University
Level: Advanced.
Content
The course gives a practical basis for assay development in high throughput screening. The course is given as a practical complement to the course "Introduction to high throughput screening".

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Graduate-level Reading Skills - 1 ECTS

The course is ideally suited for PhD students that just started their research projects. Graduate-level Reading Skills provides a theoretical overview of the different levels of reading and practice in applying practical methods to improve reading of scientific articles.

Dates: 21 and 28 October 2013
Registration is closed.

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Basic image analysis - 2 ECTS

Basic image analysis: focused on microscopy applications - 2 ECTS
Course dates:
7-11 October 2013
Preferred number of students: <30
Lecturers: Ida-Maria Sintorn (main lecturer), Cris Luengo and/or Carolina Wählby
Place: Naturvetarhuset, room Na230 and Na220
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Pharmaceutical bioinformatics - 7.5 ECTS

The course is offered by the Department of Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics, Uppsala University.
Registration is closed.

The course, which is taken online via the student's own computer, includes the latest achievements related to both chemical and bioinformatical aspects of chemicals, drugs and proteins and their functions, the course has relevance on many related fields of biology and chemistry and is well suited for students, researchers and graduate students as an introduction to the topic.

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Basic English Writing Course- 1.5 ECTS

In this course, you learn how native English speakers read so you can diagnose the readability of your own writing.
Three course dates: 11-13 November, 13-15 November and 18-20 November 2013.
Registration is closed.


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CPEP-13.2 - 3 ECTS

Practical Course on rapid "Cloning, Protein Expression and Purification, CPEP-13.2" - 3 ECTS
Practical sessions are complemented with lectures, round-table discussions about techniques, problems and their solutions.

Date: 30 October - 8 November 2013
Time: about 8 hours laboratory work per day
Registration is closed.

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Presentation Techniques - 1 ECTS

The workshop is given by Jörgen Bodner, an actor, director, and speech trainer.
Two course dates: 7-8 and 9-10 October 2013, 10 student limit per course
Registration is closed.                                                    
       

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