Translational Discovery Omics III - Epigenetics, Model Systems, Precision Medicine, and Systems Biology

Course content

The aim of the course is to provide the participants with:
i) an overview theory and application of technologies in epigenetic modification and genomic regulation, ii) a basic overview of modern human tissue and organ models, iii) an overview of possibilities of system biology approaches for integrating omics data in translational research, iv) an understanding of application of technologies in microbiome research in health and disease, and v) knowledge of online omics resources and tools.


The main themes covered in the course include:

  • Epigenetic modifications and genomic regulation
  • Functional genomic analysis
  • Microbiome in health and disease
  • Model systems and other translational tools
  • Online omics resources
  • Integrative omics and systems medicine



BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme


Learning outcome

Upon completing the course, participants should be able to:



  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of epigenetic modifications on gene regulation
  • Discuss the potential applications of modern techniques to study genomic regulation
  • Have a basic understanding of the potentials of modern tissue and organ models
  • Show comprehension of the principles of human microbiome research
  • Have an awareness of strengths and limitations of system biology methodologies for integrating multiple types of omics data for translational research



  • Critically evaluate results from studies of omics techniques dealt with in the course
  • Use a range of online databases to obtain omics-related information
  • Design an appropriate omics-based study of human diseases



  • Understand the central aspects of translational omics and be able to discuss and communicate these to other scientists, clinicians, and the public


The course is organized with a mixture of scientific seminars by invited speakers, including technical lectures about modern technologies, and student-led activities. In addition, the course will include group work, case studies, and practical exercises.

Course literature is published on Absalon.

Participants must meet the admission criteria in BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme.

Continuous feedback during the course
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Course participation
Type of assessment details
Attendance and active participation.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

Active contribution and course participation according to the BRIDGE Guidelines.

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 15
  • Class Instruction
  • 5
  • Preparation
  • 5
  • Theory exercises
  • 5
  • English
  • 30


Course number
Programme level
Part Time Master
See course dates and course programme in Absalon
15 participants
Study Board for the Professionel Master´s Degree Programmes at The Faculty og Health and Medical Science
Contracting department
  • The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Course Coordinators
  • Niels Grarup   (12-746f6b7279346d7867787b7646797b746a34717b346a71)
  • Mette Andersen Lepola   (13-546c7b7b6c68756b6c797a6c75477a7c756b35727c356b72)
Saved on the 04-03-2023

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