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Immunometabolism, from bench to bedside
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3684-20-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 17/08/2020
Date and time14.09.2020, at: 08:30 - 16.09.2020, at: 16:00
Regular seats18
Course fee4,400.00 kr.
LecturersClaus Desler
ECTS credits2.10
Contact personClaus Desler    E-mail address: cdesler@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: 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 at a Danish university, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. This also applies to PhD students from Nordic countries. After the enrollment deadline, available seats will be allocated to applicants on the waiting list.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
1. Understand the concept and advanced principles of the translational field of immunometabolism

2. Discuss and relate to the recent and most important litterature on the topic

3. Discuss mechanisms to modulate metabolism to regulate the immune response

4. Relate own work to different aspects of immunometabolism

Immunometabolism is an emerging field of translational research that investigates the interplay between immunological and metabolic processes. Metabolic processes regulate immune cell responses in healthy individuals as well as during infection, cancer, autoimmunity and aging. The discoveries within the field of immnuometabolism are paving the way for novel therapies for chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, as well representing a new class of cancer immunotherapies. With this course, the student will be introduced to the forefront research within the research field of immnunometabolism and will through facilitated discussion and group work, actively relate different aspects of immunometabolism to get a deeper understanding the field and its current and future application in the clinic

The PhD course is intended for students from all academic fields, who are working or are planning to work with immunometabolism in the a laboratory and/or a clinical setting. However, the course is open for all students interested in the topic.

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:

All graduate programmes


The course will based on lectures, group work and facilitated discussions

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

Claus Desler, associate professor, Center for Healthy Aging, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Søren Skov, Professor of Immunology, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Per thor Straten, Clinical Professor, Center for Cancer Immune Therapy (CCIT) Department of Hematology, University Hospital Herlev & Department of Immunology and Microbiology

14 September – 16 September 2020

Course location
15th floor at the Mærsk Tower, Panum. Blegdamsvej 3b, 2200 Copenhagen

Please register before 17 August 2020

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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