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ÅA_2830 Cell signaling 10 ECTS
Person in charge
John Eriksson

General description

The course focuses on intracellular signal
pathways. Discussed are also techniques as well as studies
targeting signal pathways in drug design.

Learning outcomes

To provide a good knowledge platform regarding general cell signaling concepts and terminology, to
provide state-of-the-art insight into the molecular mechanisms of major signaling platforms, to utilize this knowledge in
medical and pharmacological applications. After completion of the course, the students should be able to grasp
articles and reports related to basic and applied questions of signaling.


The aim is to first give a general overview of signaling modalities and mechanisms and then to go into more
specific questions related to individual signaling mechanisms and pathways. A significant part of the course is
problem-based and the students will also participate in a team work related to signaling-targeted drug development.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work

The course is composed of lectures (~20
h), subject-related seminars representing current research
projects in the Turku/Åbo science community, self-studies
and web material.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Basic knowledge in cell biology.


Numeric 0-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Institute of Biomedicine
Department of Biology
Institute of Biomedicine
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Institute of Biomedicine
DP in Biomedicine
MDP in Health Biosciences
Finnish Study Modules
MDP in Biomedical Imaging
MDP in Drug Discovery and Development