Mechanisms of Gene Regulation in Metabolism

Third-cycle level | 1.5 credits (HEC) | Course code: C3F3157

Course description

The students of this course will get a broad perspective of how the regulation of gene expression is linked to metabolic and endocrine regulation in different tissues. The course will also cover molecular and physiological aspects related to inter-organ communication, and how this is essential to maintain metabolic homeostasis.

At the end of the course students will understand and be able to discuss the different mechanisms that regulate gene expression. They will be able to describe how these processes can affect metabolic disease and disease progression. The students will be able to choose the most appropriate methodologies to study diverse aspects of gene regulation in metabolism.

Requirements and Selection

Prerequisite courses, or equivalent

No prerequisite courses, or equivalent, demanded for this course. 


Selection will be based on:  
1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant’s doctoral project (according to written motivation). 
2) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date). 


Course director

Duarte Ferreira

08-524 82 439

Course syllabus



Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Doctoral programme

Metabolism and Endocrinology (MetEndo)

Type of course

**Other course


Gene expression, metabolism, Genuttryck, Metabolic regulation, Inter-organ communication, Metabolisk reglering, interorgan kommunikation, methods, metoder

CONTACTDuarte Ferreira