We offer courses at a PhD level as a part of your postgraduate studies.

An electron microscope photo of an insect head.
An insect head seen through an electron microscope.

The Department of Biology offer courses at a postgraduate level to both internal and external PhD students. Contact the person responsible for the course to get information about prerequisites and how to apply.

During this course you get an introduction to both Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). We cover electron microscopy principles and theory, fields of application, operation modes and image interpretation.

A major part of the course consists of practical work on preparing and imaging ( or TEM) of the your own material.

Time-period

2 – 27 March 2020. The course will be held in the Biology building, Sölvegatan 35, Lund

Register

Register by sending an e-mail to Ola Gustafsson including name, department, address, research group and supervisor details. Last day to register is 20 February 2020.

Course fee

The course is free of charge for ADMIRE (Advanced Microscopy Research Environment) members. It is free of charge to become a member of ADMIRE, the microscopy research school for PhD students. Register at www.admire.lu.se. For non-LU students, the course fee is 10 000 SEK.

Credits

Completion of the course renders 4.5 credits.

Contact person

Ola Gustafsson
Research engineer
Telephone: +46 46 222 93 43
E-mail: Ola [dot] Gustafsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

This graduate course in evolutionary biology emphasises the various evolutionary processes rather than descriptions of states, patterns and the methods to establish them. It covers all levels of biological organisation and temporal and spatial scales. It does so by a conceptual and general approach, although ample reference will be made to well-known organisms and biological system. When appropriate, examples from experimental evolution will be discussed from a theoretical perspective.

Course organisation

The course will be run for 5 days in one week. The course will have elements from genetics (molecular, population, quantitative), ecology, developmental biology and palaeontology. There is mathematics, but not beyond basic algebra and simple calculus. The course is explicitly interdisciplinary and synthesising.

Time-period

We give the course every year in the autumn. The course will be held in the Ecology building, Sölvegatan 37, Lund.

Credits

Completion of the course renders 2 credits.

Registration

Send an email to Jörgen Ripa. A limited number of places available!

Contact person

Jörgen Ripa
Researcher
Telephone: +46 46 222 37 70
E-mail: Jorgen [dot] Ripa [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

This course gives an introduction to the use of microscopy-based methods in life science today. Both PhD students and master’s students are welcome to take this course. The emphasis is on fluorescence microscopy, and theoretical principles of confocal microscopy and image deconvolution. We give an overview of different types of advanced research microscopes and the principles of the most common advanced methods. Another important aspect is the preparation and optimisation of samples for microscopy, both fixed samples and tissue sections, as well as living samples. The course also includes a theoretical introduction to digital visualisation, with emphasis on fluorescence-based methods, including a brief introduction to ImageJ and basic analysis of digital images.

Course organisation

In addition to lectures, seminars, and demonstrations, the course includes two projects. A literature project and a practical bioimaging project.

Time-period

We give the course once a year in the latter part of the spring term.

Registration

Send an e-mail to Klas Flärdh.

Credits

Completion of the course renders 7.5 credits.

Contact person

Klas Flärdh
Professor
Telephone: +46 46 222 85 84
Email: Klas [dot] Flardh [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

On this course, the world's leading authorities in sensory ecology are invited to Lund to deliver an outstanding program of lectures covering all animal senses.

Course organisation

We give this course in September/October every second year.

Registration

Places will be allocated on a first-in first-served basis until the maximum number of places is filled (40 places). You apply by fill in a form, print and sign it and send it to Sensory [dot] Ecology [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se. You must include a poster title in the form and send in a poster abstract before the registration time ends.

Course fee

Even though the course is heavily subsidised, we are unfortunately forced to charge a course fee. 2020 the course fee was 7500 SEK.

Credits

Completion of the course renders 6 credits.

Contact

All inquires should be directed to Sensory [dot] Ecology [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se.

In this course you will get an introduction to R, and learn about binomial-, poisson- and normal distribution, descriptive statistics and graphs, hypotheses testing, t-test, ANOVAs, correlation, regression, multiple and non-linear regression, chi-square, G-tests, log-linear modelling, logistic regression and survival, discriminant, PCA and cluster analyses.

Course organisation

We usually run the course two days a week for 7-8 weeks during November–January, with lectures in the mornings and exercises in the afternoons. Participants may need to spend some time on the exercises between scheduled events. For your planning, you will have access to the exercises in advance.

Registration

Please e-mail questions and enrolment requests to Jessica Abbott.

Credits

Completion of the course renders 7.5 credits.

Contact person

Jessica Abbott
Senior lecturer
Telephone: +46 46 222 93 04
E-mail: Jessica [dot] Abbott [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se