Courses and educational activities - Doctoral Programme in Tumour Biology and Oncology (FoTO)

FoTO offers a number of courses divided into basic and more advanced courses. Several of the basic courses are only held once a year. The advanced courses will be held at least once during the next four-year period, so please apply early and check this website for details!

Courses within the programme

Overview

 

Please note that the interval of course occasions varies from 1-4 years. You will find the updates on this page.

Courses within the Master's programme in Biomedicine

The FoTO-programme is organizing a six-week course block every autumn term for master students in biomedicine who have chosen the “tumour biology” track for their second year of deepening studies. Five 1–2-week courses are offered addressing basic aspects of tumour biology, using PhD-training courses, which are also offered to PhD-students.

The purpose is that after the course block the students should:

  • have an overview of the cancer problem, the modern view what cancer is, from a basic and clinical point of view
  • understand the basic foundations of cancer biology as well as have acquired some ability to discuss and understand advanced problems in cancer biology
  • have an insight into the most important problems to solve in cancer, to improve diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and quality of life
  • be able to understand, analyse and criticize current strategies towards exploiting the available information on cell cycle regulation, tumour suppressors and oncogenes for the development of novel therapeutics
  • demonstrate insight into known, inherited cancer syndromes, what genes are involved, how they were found, what is known on mechanisms for carcinogenesis, what is the current clinical state of the art for these syndromes concerning, genetic testing, counselling and prevention programmes or available therapy for affected individuals

Master's Programme in Biomedicine

Other educational activities

FoTO students are encouraged and expected to participate in at least one of these events once over the four-year period of their PhD training:

  • The KI Cancer Retreat (held every Autumn)
  • EACR Summer School in Translational Research (held every autumn)
  • DKFZ PhD Student Retreat (held every summer)

Activities organized during previous years

2020

Frontiers in Cancer Research and Therapy
27-28 March, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna
Sune Bergströms aula, Bioclinicum, Solnavägen 30
Frontiers in cancer research and therapy

GAP 2020 conference
May 11-13, 2020, Melbourne, Australia
GAP 2020

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) annual PhD retreat
Retreat 1: 6-8 July 2020
Retreat 2: 8-10 July 2020
Germany
Contact: Lisa.Westerberg@ki.se for application form and for more information

IMTAC Summer School in Immune Therapy
24-26 August
Contact: Lisa.Westerberg@ki.se

XIXth Cancer Research KI Retreat
September 28-29, Djurönäset, Sweden
XIXth Cancer Research KI Retreat

2019

GAP 2019 conference Innovation and Collaboration to Transform Care
30 April 30 - 2 May 2, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas, USA
More information on the GAP conference website

8th StratCan Interactive Summer School
10-12 June, Sweden
More information on the StratCan website

The XVIIIth KICancer & StratCan retreat
16-17 September, Djurönäset, Sweden
More information about the retreat

The 5th Swedish Cancer Research Meeting by U-Can, BioCare & StratCan
3-4 October, Umeå, Sweden
More information about the meeting

Summer School in Translational Cancer Research
7-11 October, Portugal
Read more about the EACR Summer School

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) annual PhD retreat
1-5 July, Germany
Contact: Lisa.Westerberg@ki.se for application form

2018

Frontiers in Cancer Research and Therapy 8-9 March 2018
at Nobel Forum, Solna Campus
More information about Frontiers in Cancer Research
 
GAP 2018 Conference at KI
15-16 May, Sweden
More information about the Gap Conference
 
Summer School in Translational Cancer Research
8-12 October, Portugal
The Summer School gives examples of research areas covering the cancer research continuum from basic, through clinical research and what is needed for adoption in the healthcare system.
Read more about the EACR Summer School

XVII KICancer retreat 2018
24-25 September, Djurönäset, Sweden
The XVIIth KICancer-StratCan Retreat takes place September 24-25, 2018, at Djurönäset in the Stockholm archipelago, gathering Cancer Researchers from Karolinska Institutet and University Hospital for an annual joint scientific meeting.
More information about the retreat

Seminars

At the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) open seminars are given several days a week - many within the tumour biology and oncology field. MTC is located at KI Campus, Biomedicum, Solnavägen 9. The seminar room is on the 3rd floor (room B0313 or B0317) and requires no key card access.

The Department of Oncology-Pathology arranges Friday seminars at 12:30 at the CCK Lecture Hall, R8 ground floor.

Upcoming seminars and events

Upcoming events at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC)

Upcoming events at the Department of Oncology-Pathology