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Introduction to Molecular Bioscience
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3813-17-00-00
Enrollment deadline: 15/08/2017
Date and time31.08.2017, at: 09:00 - 12.09.2017, at: 17:00
Regular seats35
ECTS credits5.00
Contact personAmelia Ann Green    E-mail address: amelia.green@cpr.ku.dk

Aim and content
Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Describe the state-of-the-art for research into proteins, stem cells, metabolism, and bioengineering
2. Review topics of interest within these research areas
3. Discuss important questions within these research areas
4. Develop ideas for collaborative projects within these research areas

Content
Recent rapid and extraordinary technological advances in molecular and cellular biology have led to unprecedented understanding of biomedicine and biotechnology. Translating this knowledge into new clinical procedures, treatments and bioprocesses requires a deeper understanding of disease-related proteins and their function, stem cell biology, metabolic regulation, and cell factory design.
The course brings together a group of experienced researchers to introduce a broad spectrum of research in biomedicine and biotechnology. The course has a focus on current research using cellular, molecular, and computational approaches to investigate proteins, stem cells, metabolism and synthetic biology. Students will be introduced to the expertise and excellence in these research fields in the Greater Copenhagen area through interaction with leading scientists. The course will encourage participants to develop interdisciplinary and collaborative research ideas.

Participants
Ph. D. –level students with a B.Sc. and/or M.Sc. degree in any biological science or chemistry are eligible to apply. The course is limited to 35 participants.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

Basic Metabolic Research
Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Language
English

Form
Students will participate in interactive seminars given by researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Danish Stem Cell Center at the University of Copenhagen; and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark. The seminars will allow time for questions and discussion. Students will write an essay about their interest in three of the laboratories presented: why they find the research area interesting, what the principal questions are, and what the unifying factor is. Assessment will be based on the essay and participation at the seminars.

Course directors
Josh Brickman, Professor, Novo Nordisk Foundation Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem), University of Copenhagen
Manimozhiyan Arumugam, Associate Professor, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen
Jakob Nilsson, Professor, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen
Morten Nørholm, Senior Researcher, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark

Course organiser
Amelia Green, Programme Coordinator, Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme, University of Copenhagen and Technical University of Denmark
amelia.green@cpr.ku.dk

Teachers
Group Leaders from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research and Novo Nordisk Foundation Danish Stem Cell Center at the University of Copenhagen; and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark:
http://www.cpr.ku.dk/
http://danstem.ku.dk/
http://metabol.ku.dk/
http://www.biosustain.dtu.dk/

Dates
Seminar series will take place on the following dates (approx. 09:00-17:00 each day):
Aug 31-Sept 1, 2017
Sept 4-5, 2017
Sept 7-8, 2017
Sept 11-12, 2017
(8 full days total / 5.0 ECTS)
Essay deadline: Nov 6, 2017

Course locations
Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Norre Alle 20, 2200 København
Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Kongens Lyngby

Registration
Please apply before August 15, 2017. Use this form: http://tinyurl.com/RegiIntroMolBiosci to provide your name, email address, the university and PhD program where you are currently enrolled, and a 150 word (max.) statement of your motivation for applying for this course. You will be notified about your registration by email soon after the deadline. Contact amelia.green@cpr.ku.dk with any questions.

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