Gene Regulation in the Early Human Embryo

Third-cycle level | 1.5 credits (HEC) | Course code: H5F3080
HT 2024
Study period: 2024-09-30 - 2024-10-04
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: The course is given in English
Application period: 2024-04-15 - 2024-05-06

Course description

The aim of the course is to instruct the participants in human reproductive biology with focus on gene regulation and pathways that control the early embryo formation.To provide understanding in complexity of the molecular mechanisms that involve the successfully development of the early cleavage embryo, so that the student can evaluate, troubleshoot, and improve existing assisted reproductive technology (ART) systems.

Requirements and Selection

Prerequisite courses, or equivalent

Knowledge in pre-implantation embryology corresponding to the course Embryology I.


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

Course director: Jose Inzunza


Co-organizers: Arturo Reyes Palomares tel, 076008510
and Virpi Töhönen

Course syllabus



Department of Laboratory Medicine

Doctoral programme

Development and Regeneration (DevReg)

Type of course

**Other course


Gene regulation, reproduction biology, eraly human embryo, implantation, Gene regulation, reproduction biology, early human embryo, epigenetic, embryo implantation

CONTACTJose Inzunza