Biomedical Ecology – The microbiota in health and disease

This 1.5 ECTS course course at Karolinska Institutet will cover the aspects of the composition and function of the intestinal microbiota from birth, during life and the ageing period, how it might be influenced by diet and disease, and host-microbe crosstalk. Sequencing techniques will be introduced for studying the microflora and it will be compared to biochemical methods. Novel findings will be discussed by lecturers in the research front-line on the translational topics of normal flora in relation to inflammatory bowels diseases (IBD), irritable bowels syndrome (IBS) celiac disease, reumatological and neurophysiological diseases. The course will be suitable for clinical and pre-clinical PhD students and researchers where 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 bioinformatics.

Additional information about the course and link to application
(deadline 18 May, 2015)

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


Bookings are closed for this event.