This two-year Master's programme prepares students for a professional research career in life science, with a particular focus on molecular techniques for disease therapies and diagnostic tools, coupled with substantial training in data analysis (bioinformatics). The programme is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm.
Molecular Techniques in Life Science at KTH
Our understanding of the human body at a molecular level has advanced dramatically in recent years, which has led to the development of new therapies and diagnostic tools for the effective treatment of diseases. Students on the Molecular Techniques in Life Science programme will receive a comprehensive education in life science, emphasising cutting-edge methods in bioinformatics analysis of big data, combined with state-of-the-art techniques used in modern "high throughput" molecular biology. Students will also learn how to translate biological findings into diagnostic tools and novel treatments.
The programme is delivered by a team of teachers who are researchers internationally recognised in their respective disciplines, so as to ensure a relevant curriculum at the research forefront. The courses give a solid education in a combination of molecular biology, biotechnology and medicine, with a focus on high-throughput biology and the analysis of big data for the translation of biological findings from lab bench to patient bedside. The programme also develops skills and abilities essential to the professional career – including oral and written presentation, teamwork, and how to make ethical and societal considerations about life science-related issues, all of which are important for the ability to lead projects in academia and industry.
The degree project is carried out during the last term of the programme and involves the student working on a research topic related to the theoretical courses in the curriculum. The project is carried out in a research group at Karolinska Institute, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, at Science for Life Laboratory, or in any other internationally recognised university or research institute or industry.
Bioinformatics, programming, molecular life science methods, translational medicine, genomics, transcriptomics.
The combination of molecular biology, biotechnology, medicine and data analysis provides an excellent profile for a professional research career in an academic setting or in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry. The life science industries and academic institutions working in these areas are active and the life science sector is expanding worldwide, which gives students a wide range of possible employment. The first students from this programme graduated in 2017, and most of them have taken up research positions at prestigious research institutions.
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Last updated January 25, 2018