Biomedical Ecology – The microbiota in health and disease

This 1.5 ECTS course at Karolinska Institutet will cover the aspects of the composition and function of the microbiota from birth, during life and the ageing period, how it might be influenced by diet and disease, and host-microbe crosstalk. Sequencing techniques and principles for basic bioinformatics data analyses will be introduced and compared to biochemical methods. Novel findings will be discussed by lecturers in the research front-line on the translational topics of microbiota in relation to inflammatory bowels diseases (IBD), irritable bowels syndrome (IBS) celiac disease, and rheumatological and neurophysiological diseases. The course is suitable for clinical and pre-clinical doctoral students and researchers for which the microbiota is of significance, including areas such as allergy, asthma, systemic autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, rheumatology, neurophysiological disturbances such as autism spectrum disorders, chronic fatigue, nutrition – including effects of pre- and probiotics, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, infectious diseases and antibiotic therapy.

Additional information about the course and link to application
(application deadline 16 May, 2016)

Doctoral courses at Karolinska Institutet (KI) are open for doctoral students from all universities. Doctoral students in KI collaboration programmes such as the National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics are considered equal to KI doctoral students when selecting participants if the activities are oversubscribed. Additional information about eligibility.

When you have been admitted to the course you can apply for NDPIA co-funding of travel and accommodation costs below.


Bookings are closed for this event.