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.

2019-11-05 - 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. EXTENDED Application deadline: October 8, 2019

2019-11-11 - 2020-11-15, Course | Uppsala

R Foundations for Life Scientists

The course covers fundamental concepts of programming and software design focusing on programming in R. Application deadline: October 20, 2019

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

Tools for reproducible research

One of the key principles of proper scientific procedure is the act of repeating an experiment or analysis and being able to reach similar conclusions. In this course you will learn how to make your data analyses reproducible. Application deadline: October 22, 2019

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.

2019-11-26 - 2019-11-28, Course | Lund


This workshop will introduce the best practice bioinformatics methods for processing and analyses of RNA-seq data via a series of lectures and computer practicals. Application deadline: October 20, 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.

2020-01-27 - 2020-01-30, Course | Solna

Single cell RNA sequencing analysis

The first 3 days of the course will cover the basic steps in single cell RNAseq (scRNAseq) processing and data analysis. On the fourth day we offer a “Bring your own data” day where you can analyse your data using the tools that you have discovered during the course. Application deadline: December 16, 2019