Epigenetics and management of stress and disease

Level: Advanced level
Course code: 1BL807
Credits: 2 c
More info: Course syllabus and more detailed information

The genome is responsible for most of the phenotypic and behavioral variations between different species and within a population. However, it isn't just the sequence of the DNA that determines phenotypes, but also the mechanism by which some genes are activated, and others are silenced. The question is how this is controlled?  For most of these phenotypic outcomes that are irrespective of the genotype, epigenetic modifications are considered as being responsible. The environment has a significant effect on how the epigenome is modulated in a positive or negative way. In this course, we will discuss the role of epigenetic modifications in:

  1. cell differentiation and proliferation and how environmental cues can influence the process
  2. tolerance to abiotic and biotic environmental cues
  3. immune system activation
  4. Long-term regulation of gene expression 
  5. Maintainance of genomic stability through the control of transposable elements

The applicants must have basic knowledge of genetics

Apply at antagning.se (you must use the Swedish website)

For more information, please contact:
Parisa Norouzitallab (parisa.norouzitallab@ebc.uu.se)

Last modified: 2021-04-01