Courses


SciLifeLab offer training and workshops for current and potential SciLifeLab infrastructure users, such as PhD students, postdocs, investigators and other employees within all Swedish universities.

The educational activities cover knowledge and understanding about the advanced techniques and data analysis methods available at the SciLifeLab technical platforms. In general, they are aimed for researches who have not previously been aware of – or lacked access to – the technologies SciLifeLab provides. You can learn how to benefit from SciLifeLab’s scientific resources, how to plan your projects and how to analyze your data. The workshops are usually shorter than other educational activities and more focused on a single subject.

Please note that SciLifeLab training courses do not provide any formal university credits.
The course content is estimated to correspond to
a certain number of credits, however the estimated credits are just guidelines.
If formal credits are crucial, the student needs to confer with the home department before course application, whether the course is valid for formal credits or not.

Please note that The SciLifeLab The Svedberg Seminar series is also a research course for graduate students.


2019-05-01 - 2019-12-31, Course | Web course

Introduction to high throughput screening, 2 ECTS

The course gives a broad introduction to high throughput screening (HTS) that is technique used to identify biologically active small organic molecules through screening of compound libraries with the help of robust test systems and advanced instrumentation. No deadline for application.

2019-09-17 - 2019-09-18, Course | Solna

Bioinformatics for Principal Investigators

The course will give an introduction to some of the challenges you as a research leader might face in your projects where bioinformatics tools and research is used; to provide guidance on strategies for managing data and the importance of data sharing; how to encourage bioinformatics development in your team and / or work with collaborators and what resources are available, with special focus on resources within SciLifeLab. Application deadline: August 14, 2019

2019-09-17 - 2019-09-19, Course | Umeå

Basic Course in SEM and TEM

The aim of this course is to provide general introduction of EM to research students, postdoctoral fellows and technical staff, who would like to work with EM methods in their projects. Application deadline: August 30, 2019

2019-09-23 - 2019-09-27, Course | Solna

Single particle Cryo-EM image processing

This course provides a theoretical and practical introduction to cryo-EM image processing. It consists of morning lectures and computational image processing practicals in the afternoon. It focuses mainly on single particle cryo-EM data analysis and will not cover cell tomography. Application deadline: September 1, 2019

2019-10-07 - 2019-10-11, Course | Uppsala

Python programming with applications to bioinformatics, Uppsala (NBIS/ELIXIR-SE course)

This course provides a practical introduction to the writing of Python programs for the complete novice. Participants are lead through the core aspects of Python illustrated by a series of example programs. Upon completion of the course, attentive participants will be able to write simple Python programs from scratch and to customize more complex code to fit their needs. National course open for PhD students, postdocs, researchers and other employees in need of fundamental Python skills within all Swedish universities. Application deadline, September 4, 2019

2019-10-07 - 2019-10-11, Course | Umeå

Python programming with applications to bioinformatics, Umeå (NBIS/ELIXIR-SE course)

This course provides a practical introduction to the writing of Python programs for the complete novice. Participants are lead through the core aspects of Python illustrated by a series of example programs. Upon completion of the course, attentive participants will be able to write simple Python programs from scratch and to customize more complex code to fit their needs. National course open for PhD students, postdocs, researchers and other employees in need of fundamental Python skills within all Swedish universities. Application deadline, September 4, 2019

2019-10-13 - 2019-10-18, Course | Leysin, Switzerland

Joint SIB / SciLifeLab Autumn School Single Cell Analysis

This schools aims at training students and young researchers in cutting-edge methodologies about single cell analysis in the various omics. With a mix of lectures and hands-on sessions, supervised by expert speakers / tutors, and in a nice environment and atmosphere, we are convinced that this School will meet your expectations. Application deadline: August 31, 2019

2019-11-05 - 2019-11-07, Course | Solna

Hands on Immunofluorescence

The purpose of the course is to get experience from preparing samples for immunofluorescence and learn about fluorescence microscopy and how to acquire images from confocal microscopes. The course will combine theory and hands on work by performing a typical immunofluorescence workflow.
Participants will start in the cell lab with cell culturing and seeding, perform immunostaining with three markers and a target protein of choice (if applicable), and image the samples using a confocal microscope. At the microscope the concept of fluorescence will be demonstrated and some exercises will be done to illustrate how confocal microscopy and fluorescence microscopy works. The course will also cover annotation of immunofluorescence images and students will get practice on annotating images acquired. Application deadline: October 1, 2019

2019-11-18 - 2019-11-20, Course | Göteborg, Sweden

Tools for reproducible research

 Course open for PhD students (prioritized), postdocs, researchers and other interested in making their computational analysis more reproducible. Important dates Application open: August 28 Application deadline: October 22 Confirmation to accepted participants: October 28 The course is organized by NBIS, (ELIXIR-SE). Responsible teachers: Leif Wigge, John Sundh Contact information: leif.wigge@scilifelab.se and john.sundh@scilifelab.se  Apply here Course […]

2019-11-25 - 2019-11-29, Course | Lund

Introduction to Bioinformatics using NGS data, Lund

The course will provide an entry-level introduction to a wide range of analytical techniques for massively parallel sequencing, including basic Linux commands. We will pair lectures on the theory of analysis algorithms with practical computational exercises demonstrating the use of common tools for analyzing data from each of several common sequencing study designs. Application deadline: October 14, 2019

2019-11-25 - 2019-11-29, Course | Uppsala and Solna

Biophysical methods in drug discovery

The course will focus on different biophysical methods used for characterising protein-ligand interactions in drug discovery projects. It will cover a range of biophysical methods used to characterize interactions between drug target proteins and potential inhibitory compounds, and how to use the information for lead generation. The methods include, but are not limited to those offered at the three SciLifeLab facilities. The course consists of lectures with active discussion from the participants, computer exercises, and demonstrations in the form of laboratory experiments. Application deadline: October 24, 2019.

2019-12-10 - 2019-12-12, Course | Stockholm, Umeå and Ljubljana

Introductory Linux Tutorial for Life Sciences

The course is addressed to life scientists with no or very little experience in using Linux commands, but who are enthusiastic about learning how to use them for simplifying their work and improving their efficiency. Participants should expect an INTENSIVE COURSE which includes many hands-on exercises. Application deadline: November 8 at 12 am

2020-01-01, Course | Solna

Chemical Proteomics – POSTPONED to 2020

This course will cover most updated chemical proteomics strategies available for identifying proteome-wide compound-target interactions, which ChemProt provides at the state-of-the-art level.

2020-01-01, Course | Uppsala

Microbial single cell genomics workshop – from environment to infection – POSTPONED to 2020

This course will cover theoretical and practical aspects of single cell analysis with focus on microbial single cell genomics and host-pathogen interactions in the practical part.