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Doctoral course

Omics approaches for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 2 credits

Omics för klinisk mikrobiologi och infektionssjukdomar, 2 hp

Course information

Research education subject

  • Medical Science

Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus

Course date

September 2023

Course content

The course is offered in cooperation with the 39th NSCMID and will take place in September 20-21, 2023 at Campus USÖ, Örebro University, Sweden. The course will be held by experts in the different fields of omics relevant for clinical micobiology and infectious diseases. The course is given as lectures with time for discussions and interactions with lecturers and experts in the field.

Course information

The main purpose of the course is to provide knowledge in omics methodologies (metagenomics, proteomics, metabolomics and basic data analysis) which are used partly in research but also applications of these methods for clinical questions and analysis of components essential to clinical questions. Furthermore, the design of the course will be such that the methods are presented and treated in a context to make them relevant to clinical researchers. For the examination, the course participants will use their own research projects and the foundation for discussing potential use of the methodologies learned in the course. The course is taught in English.

Admission requirements

In order to gain access to the course, and to complete the examinations included therein, the applicant must be admitted to a doctoral programme at a European university.


The course application is closed.


Course coordination and examiner: Alexander Persson
Course administration: This is an email address

Schedule September 20th

13.00 - 13.30
Introduction lecture: Views from a clinical researcher and a clinicial practitioner

13.30 - 14.30
Technical aspects and application of proteomics in infection medicine
Clinical perspectives of proteomics

14.30 – 15.00 Swedish fika (coffee break)

15.00 – 16.00
Technical aspects and considerations of metabolomics
Applications of metabolomics in sepsis and bacteremia

16.00 - 17.00
Technical aspects and considerations of metagenomics
Applications of metagenomics in microbiota- and preclinical research
Applications metagenomics in diagnostics

Schedule September 21st

08.30 – 10.00
What to consider before sample collection / data generation
Basic biostatistics, what to do yourself and which additional competences do you need to collaborate with?
How to approach and talk to a bioinformatician
Integration and use of AI in infection medicine

10.00– 11.00
Moderated discussion

11.00 – 11.15
Concluding remarks