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Lifestyle-related Skeletal Muscle Diseases - from Mechanism to Drug
Provider: Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports

Activity no.: 5483-18-06-31 
Enrollment deadline: 28/05/2018
PlaceDepartment of Nutrition Exercise and Sports
Date and time04.06.2018, at: 08:00 - 08.06.2018, at: 16:00
Regular seats30
Course fee0.00 kr.
LecturersThomas Elbenhardt Jensen
ECTS credits5.00
Contact personThomas Elbenhardt Jensen    E-mail address: tejensen@nexs.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserThomas Elbenhardt Jensen    E-mail address: tejensen@nexs.ku.dk
Exam requirementsNone
Exam formActive participation during the campus course
Exam aidsWithout aids
Criteria for exam assessmentParticipation

Aim and content

Placed around this year´s University of Copenhagen Lifestyle, Obesity and Metabolism (KU LOM) conference and at the same venue, this PhD course will integrate and expand on the “obesity” and “molecular mechanisms”-foci of the KU LOM conference, to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the consequences of obesity and physical inactivity to peripheral tissue function, focusing on the impact on skeletal muscle. Participation in KU LOM is mandatory to obtain 5 ECTS points.

Participation in KU LOM is mandatory to obtain 5 ECTS points. Sign up for the 2 day KU LOM conference and view the program here: http://www.lom.ku.dk/calendar/2018/lom-conference_2018/

A) To provide an overview of the state-of-the-art within the content covered
B) To provide a forum for exchange and cross-germination of ideas and concepts between the muscle growth and muscle metabolism and their translation into drugs

- The interplay between muscle insulin resistance and atrophy
- Models to study skeletal muscle from cell to man
- The molecular regulation of endurance exercise adaptations
- The molecular regulation muscle size
- Methods to study skeletal muscle function
- Drug development


Preliminary programme

Learning outcome
Working knowledge regarding the above themes

Original research articles

Teaching and learning methods
Lectures interspersed with student-activation and networking activities. The latter include PhD project pitches and journal clubs.

Guest Lecturers:
Professor David E. James, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney
Professor Paul Gregorevic, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
Professor Paul Verkade, Bristol University
Professor Cord Brakebusch, Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen
Associate Professor Riki Ogasawara, Nagoya Institute of Technology
Associate Professor Faidon Magkos, Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences
Assistant Professor Johan Ulrik Lind, Technical University of Denmark
Associate Professor Atul Deshmukh, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen
Bo Falck Hansen, Novo Nordisk
Sebastian Beck Jørgensen, Novo Nordisk
Christian Pehmøller, Pfizer Boston

Lecturers from UCPH-SCIENCE:
Professor Erik A. Richter
Professor Jørgen FP Wojtazewski
Professor Bente Kiens
Post doc Lykke Sylow

Preparation / Self-study: 86 hours
Course hours: 38 hours
Evaluation/Reporting: 1 hour
Total hours: 125

Before we can accept your attendance, please send an email to tejensen@nexs.ku.dk with the following information:

• Please briefly describe your current research project(s) – a PhD/post doc project abstract will suffice.

• Why are you interested in attending this course?

Exam form: None
Teaching language: English
Written language: English
Criteria for assessment: Participation
Deadline for registration:28 May 2018
Course fee: Free for all PhD students
Venue: Panum, Room 13.1.63 and 13.1.83, Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen

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