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Journal Club on Genome Regulation (2020)

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 R. 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

Wednesdays, 09:00-10:00

Building 1130, room 321-A
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Aarhus University
C.F. Møllers Allé 3
8000 Aarhus C

19667 / i43