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Journal Club on Genome Regulation (2023)

ECTS credits:
1 ECTS per semester


Course parameters:
Language: English
Level of course: PhD course
Time of year: All year
No. of contact hours: 1 hour every two weeks
Capacity limits: 20 participants


Objectives of the course:
The course is a journal club where current topics within the field of chromatin and gene regulation biology are discussed with a particular focus on germline biology. The aim of the course is to present and discuss novel discoveries in genome regulation and through this obtain a general understanding of relevant theoretical approaches, experimental techniques, and bioinformatic tools.


Learning outcomes and competences:
At the end of the course the students should be able to:

  • Identify, summarize, analyze and present a relevant scientific paper
  • Constructively criticize presented scientific paper


Compulsory programme:
The student is expected to read the relevant papers, participate actively in discussions of the papers and to present on a regular basis.


Course contents:
One meeting every two weeks to discuss a scientific paper. One student selects a paper in advance and presents it at the meeting. All students are expected to read the paper before the meeting and be prepared to engage in a discussion of the paper. The expected duration of the journal club is 1 hour per session. In addition two hours of preparation should be expected per session.



  • Interest in genome regulation and germline biology
  • Basic knowledge of genome regulation biology including relevant techniques and bioinformatic tools


Name of lecturers:
Peter Andersen, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University


Course homepage:


Course assessment:
Active participation at the sessions and satisfactory presentations.


Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University


Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00



Aarhus Universitet, Molekylær Biologi og Genetik

Universitetsbyen 83, Building 1870, room 816

DK-8000, Aarhus C


For registration: send an e-mail to pra@mbg.au.dk  

If you have any questions, please contact Peter Andersen, e-mail: pra@mbg.au.dk

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