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Why do we age? Molecular and cellular mechanisms of ageing
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3671-19-00-01 
Enrollment deadline: 21/10/2019
Date and time18.11.2019, at: 09:00 - 21.11.2019, at: 17:00
Regular seats18
Course fee10,800.00 kr.
LecturersClaus Desler
ECTS credits4.00
Contact personPia Nygaard    E-mail address: pia.nygaard@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student, you will be placed on the waiting list for the course until enrollment deadline. After the deadline of enrollment, available seats will be allocated to students on the waiting list.

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

1.Understand current concepts and theories of ageing
2.Be introduced to animal models used in ageing research
3.Perform advanced experimental methods to study molecular and cellular processes in ageing
4.Reflect on ageing theories and experimental methods used in the field
5.Have an understanding of current literature on ageing theories

In a society were age-related disorders are responsible for the vast majority of disease and mortality, there is an ever-increasing interest in understanding and alleviating the processes forcing the organism to age.
This course is a mix of a series of in-depth lectures on molecular and cellular processes in ageing as well as laboratory classes covering advanced experimental methods used to study ageing processes. By completing this course, you will gain insight into the fundamental biology of ageing in humans and other organisms and have a collection of laboratory methods that you can use to study ageing in your project.

The PhD course is intended for students who has an age focus in their PhD project or has an interest in the field. Students are required to have a background within biology, medicine or similar and have laboratory experience.

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


The course will feature lectures and laboratory exercises on ageing research. There will also be group work based discussion of most recent ageing theories.

Course director
Claus Desler, associate professor, CESA/ICMM, cdesler@sund.ku.dk

Claus Desler, associate professor, CESA/ICMM

18-21 November 2019.

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Please register before 21 October 2019.

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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