SBRI19003U  Translational Discovery Omics III

Volume 2019/2020
Education

BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme

 

Content

The main themes covered in the course include:

  • Epigenetic modifications and genomic regulation
  • Functional genomic analysis
  • Human “organs-on-a-chip” technology
  • Microbiome in health and disease
  • Online omics resources
  • Integrative omics and systems medicine
Learning Outcome

The aim of the course is to provide the participants with: i) an overview theory and application of technologies in epigenetic modification and genomic regulation, ii) an basic overview of modern human tissue and organ models, iii) an overview of possibilities of system biology approaches for integrating omics data in translational research, iv) an understanding of application of technologies in microbiome research in health and disease, and v) knowledge of online omics resources and tools.

Upon completing the course, participants should be able to:

Knowledge

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of epigenetic modifications on gene regulation
  • Discuss the potential applications of modern techniques to study genomic regulation
  • Have a basic understanding of the potentials of modern tissue and organ models
  • Show comprehension of the principles of human microbiome research
  • Have an awareness of strengths and limitations of system biology methodologies for integrating multiple types of omics data for translational research

 

Skills

  • Critically evaluate results from studies of omics techniques dealt with in the course
  • Use a range of online databases to obtain omics-related information
  • Design an appropriate omics-based study of human diseases

 

Competences

  • Understand the central aspects of translational omics and be able to discuss and communicate these to other scientists, clinicians, and the public

To be added

Participants must meet the admission criteria in BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme
The course is organized with a mixture of scientific seminars by invited speakers, including technical lectures about modern technologies, and student-led activities. In addition, the course will include group work, case studies, and practical exercises.
Oral
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Credit
0 ECTS
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Course participation
Attendance and active participation
Exam registration requirements

Participants are automatically registered for the Examination upon course registration.

Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

i) an overview theory and application of technologies in epigenetic modification and genomic regulation,

ii) an basic overview of modern human tissue and organ models,

iii) an overview of possibilities of system biology approaches for integrating omics data in translational research,

iv) an understanding of application of technologies in microbiome research in health and disease, and

v) knowledge of online omics resources and tools.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 15
  • Theory exercises
  • 5
  • Preparation
  • 5
  • Class Seminar
  • 5
  • Total
  • 30