The summer redox graduate course, Redox Regulation, Oxidative Stress and Selenoproteins, is a joint training experience encompassing an international exchange with students and lecturers from the Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the Redox Biology Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The course is held annually each summer, alternating between the Karolinska Institutet and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Students from both RBC and KI will attend (10 from each university), with lecturers primarily recruited from KI and UNL.
Examples of subjects discussed:
- Glutathione S-transferases in Redox Regulation and Glutathione Dependent Catalysis
- Nitric Oxide Signaling and Cellular Redox State
- Calcium Signaling, Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis
- Glutaredoxin and Thioredoxin Systems
- Structural Basis of Redox Active Enzymes
- Redox Activities of Antioxidants in a Cellular Context
- Metals, Metabolism and Oxidative Stress in Human Disease
- Mitochondria, Reactive Oxygen Species and Human Disease
The course is built upon a framework of discussions between graduate students in redox biology with leading experts in the field, combined with lectures, training in oral presentation, career counseling sessions and a written exam on redox biology. Teaching will be structured with morning lectures in basic concepts as well as cutting-edge research findings in the field. Afternoon sessions will include student presentations followed by discussions between lecturers and students.
Course Credit (Pass/Fail Only):
- Evaluation of the degree of participation in student-lecturer discussions
- Evaluation of the student’s own project presentation
- Written examination
- Attendance during compulsory parts of the course as well as the grade of “Pass” in all three parts of the course must be fulfilled for a final grade of “Pass”.
No particular prior knowledge is required, but students will be expected to be graduate students (registered PhD candidates) active within the field of redox biology.
Application for this course is only required when the Karolinska Institutet is hosting. For the Summer of 2013, UNL and UNMC students do not need to submit an application.
UNL and UNMC students are admitted according to the following priority groups:
- Registered PhD students in the field of redox biology within RBC laboratories
- Registered PhD students in other research fields.
Within each group, admittance will be done according to the date of application to the course (earlier applications have priority). Assessment of the student will be performed by the course co-organizers based upon a short project description by the student, which should be submitted together with the application to the course. The number of students accepted will be limited to 10 UNL and 10 KI students.
UNL students must register for this course in their MyRED account. UNL Summer Session Early Registration begins March 11, 2013. Course number is BIOC998-590.
UNMC students must complete an intercampus enrollment form online at www.unl.edu/gradstudies/prospective/steps#ic to register for this course. If you have any questions please contact Hannah Kahler at 402-472-3173 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passports and/or Visas are required for international travel. The location of the course currently rotates between UNL and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Summer 2013 course will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.