International Summer School in Synthetic Biology 2020
NOTE: This course has been cancelled for 2021. It will be avilailable in the summer of 2022.
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Biomedical Center, Uppsala University, Sweden
The application process is described in detail here.
Students will be trained in basic techniques of synthetic biology as well as in generic skills such as research methodology, problem solving and communication in an international setting. The students will meet researchers performing current relevant biology research at Uppsala University.
In this course, the students work in small lab groups in safe and well-equipped laboratories. The main focuses of the course are the experiments and the methods used to plan, execute and evaluate the results. Lectures by Uppsala University teachers will form a foundation for the experiments, tools and methods used during the summer school and will also cover biosafety and bioethics, presentations and other relevant research topics. Lectures and seminars will be combined with experimental work, both in predesigned experiments and smaller projects. All students will be individually coached and will be trained in group work and communication. At the end of the course a student symposium will let the students practice presenting science.
Students that fulfill the course requirements will be awarded 5 credits from Uppsala University.
International students are encouraged to arrive to the safe, old and beautiful city of Uppsala during the weekend July 18-19. Students are offered comfortable housing in the small city where it is easy to move around by bicycle, by bus or by walking. The climate is comfortable and the environment; including air and water, is clean. The course localities including laboratories are at the Uppsala Biomedical Center. Before returning home, the students will have the possibility to visit Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, and also enjoy the nature outside of the city of Uppsala. An attractive social program includes sports, nature and culture and is offered to all students participating in the course.
At least 30 credits (equivalent to half a year of full-time studies) from a Bachelor's programme in biotechnology, biological science or chemistry, including at least one course in chemistry, molecular biology or microbiology.
European and Swedish students
There is no application or tuition fee for European and Swedish students. Fees for accomodation, food and social activites is voluntary.
For international students, the course fee is divided in three parts and include travels, accommodation and food during the field part of the course. Application fee: 900 SEK, tuition fee 10833 SEK, and a fee for in town accomodation food and social activities 13500 SEK. The application will not be treated until the application fee is paid.
Apply from February 20. Please see the checklist for all details.
Course page in the Uppsala University course catalogue.
firstname.lastname@example.org or Margareta Krabbe, email@example.com; +46 704 250 949 or Yin Zheng-Yuan, firstname.lastname@example.org (information in Chinese)