Course on "Epigenetics, Development and Disease" (MF9390)

12-16 September 2011

The Stem Cell Center is offering its 2nd course on "Epigenetics, Development and Disease" (MF9390) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

The Objective of the course is to introduce the concept of epigenetics as a key mechanism of regulation of gene expression steering development and cell fate, and which can be affected in disease. The course consists of formal lectures on epigenetics and stem cells, guest lectures on epigenetics and early embryo development, live-style and epigenetics, epigenetics and cancer, and nuclear receptors. Lectures are supplemented with lunch research seminars by the guest lecturers, group work and a practical course during which students carry out a chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay.

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