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Journal Club of non-coding RNA Biology (2019)

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 per week
Capacity limits: 20 participants

Objectives of the course:
The course is a journal club where current topics within the field of non-coding RNA biology are discussed. The aim of the course is to present and discuss novel discoveries within non-coding RNA biology 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 per month 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 2 hours per session (1 hour of preparation and 1 hour of attendance). The expected preparation time for the presenter is 8 hours.


  • Interest in RNA biology
  • Basic knowledge of RNA biology including relevant techniques and bioinformatic tools

Name of lecturers:
Christian K. Damgaard, MBG, and Thomas B. Hansen, 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

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00

Building 1130, room 3217A
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Aarhus University
C.F. Møllers Allé 3
8000 Aarhus C

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

If you have any questions, please contact Christian K. Damgaard, e-mail: ckd@mbg.au.dk

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