We offer courses at a PhD level as a part of your postgraduate studies.
The Department of Biology offers 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 your own material.
During the spring. The course will be held in the Biology building, Sölvegatan 35, Lund
Register by sending an e-mail to Ola Gustafsson including name, department, address, research group and supervisor details. The last day to register is 20 February 2020.
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.
Completion of the course renders 4.5 credits.
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 systems. When appropriate, examples from experimental evolution will be discussed from a theoretical perspective.
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.
We give the course every year in the autumn. The course will be held in the Ecology building, Sölvegatan 37, Lund. The next time we will give the course is 23–27 October 2023.
Completion of the course renders 2 credits.
Send an email to Nathalie Feiner. A limited number of places are available!
E-mail: Nathalie [dot] Feiner [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
The course is about the Department of Biology, PhD student rights and responsibilities, the history of biology, introduction to the philosophy of science, scientific publishing, science and society, and sustainable graduate education.
The course consists of lectures, seminars and written assignments.
27–31 mars 2023.
Completion of the course renders 1.5 credits.
You register by sending an email to Per Lundberg. Write "Registration – intro course 2023 as a subject and your name and unit affiliation in the main body.
Telephone: +46 46 222 37 67
E-mail: Per [dot] Lundberg [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.
In addition to lectures, seminars, and demonstrations, the course includes two projects. A literature project and a practical bioimaging project.
We give the course once a year in the latter part of the spring term.
Send an e-mail to Klas Flärdh.
Completion of the course renders 7.5 credits.
Telephone: +46 46 222 85 84
Email: Klas [dot] Flardh [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
In 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.
We give this course in September/October every second year. Next time 2022.
Places will be allocated on a first-in-first-served basis until the maximum number of places is filled (40 places). You must include a poster title in the form and send in a poster abstract before the registration time ends. More information about the course and how you apply.
Even though the course is heavily subsidised, we are unfortunately forced to charge a course fee. 2022 the course fee is 8 500 SEK.
Completion of the course renders 6 credits.
All inquiries 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.
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.
Please e-mail questions and enrolment requests to Øystein Opedal.
Completion of the course renders 7.5 credits.
Associate senior lecturer
Telephone: +47 922 331 89
E-mail: Oystein [dot] Opedal [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
PhD courses at other departments
You may also find suitable courses offered by other departments and faculties.