Master´s Programme in Infection Biology


The Master´s Programme in Infection Biology in infection biology aims to give students a complete picture of microbes in our environment, which might be a real threat to humans, animals and plants – or which might even come to rescue if used correctly.

The program starts with discussing the molecular processes in microbe-host interactions and continues with diagnosis, antimicrobial therapies, development of resistance epidemiology and surveillance. All teaching is in English and covers both theoretical and practical aspects of infection biology. Front-line research is included both during seminars and at practical tasks.

During the third semester a field trip to Dhaka is arranged (if the financial situation allows it) to demonstrate the practical work with diagnosis, treatment and surveillance IRL. During this course, the students write and assemble a journal with articles covering different aspects on infectious diseases in the low income settings of developing countries. You will find the journals from 2013 - 2019 below:

2013 - Managing disease in Bangladesh
2014 - Jounal of Global Health
2015 - An insight into global health
2016 - Global health Journal
2017 - Journal och Global Health
2018 - Global Health Journal
2019 - Global Health Journal
2020 - Journal in Global Health

Current information about the program is available at studentportalen

The department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology is responsible for the program, but some course modules are given in collaboration with departments at the Pharmaceutical Faculty, the Discipline of Science and Technology and the Swedish University for Agricultural Science. In addition, experts from e. g. the Medical Products Agency, The National Food Administration and Uppsala University Hospital contribute during some courses.

The program addresses students throughout the world with a basic education in areas with relevance to infection biology. During the first two years of the program students with a background in veterinary medicine, agronomy, pharmacy, biology chemistry, biotechnology biomedicine and medicine have been accepted, representing twenty different countries.

Last modified: 2021-06-14