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

Activity no.: 3813-21-00-00
Enrollment deadline: 09/08/2021
Date and time06.09.2021, at: 09:00 - 16.09.2021, at: 16:00
Regular seats40
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 may apply. The course is limited to 40 participants in total.

Note that a version of this course is offered to both MSc and PhD students. It is also part of the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD pre-doc curriculum. All students attend seminars together, but different assignments are set for MSc and PhD to ensure that the course is appropriate for different academic levels.

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:

Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Basic Metabolic Research

Medicine, Culture and Society

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 Center for Stem Cell Biology 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. PhD students then write an essay about topics they find interesting within the research areas presented, and meet Group Leaders whose work they are interested in for tutorials. Assessment is based on the essay and participation at the seminars. We expect that seminars will take place with all participants physically present, and following relevant coronavirus precautions - unless the coronavirus guidelines at the time require classes to be online, in which case the seminars will take place online on the same dates.

Course director

Course directors:
Josh Brickman, Professor, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (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 Center for Stem Cell Biology at the University of Copenhagen; and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark:
https://www.cpr.ku.dk/
https://danstem.ku.dk/
https://cbmr.ku.dk/
https://www.biosustain.dtu.dk/

Dates
Seminars are expected to take place on the following dates (approx. 09:00-17:00 each day):
Sept 6-7, 2021
Sept 9-10, 2021
Sept 13-14, 2021
Sept 15-16, 2021
(8 full days total + preparation + assignment = 5.0 ECTS)
Essay deadline: Nov 2, 2021

We expect that seminars will take place with all participants physically present, and following relevant coronavirus precautions - unless the coronavirus guidelines at the time require classes to be online, in which case the seminars will take place online on the same dates.

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

Registration
Please register before August 9, 2021. Use this form: https://www.tilmeld.dk/introtomolbiosci2021 to provide your name, email address, the university and graduate programme 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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