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Genome Maintenance and Diseases
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3252-24-00-00There are 18 available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 15/10/2024
Date and time18.11.2024, at: 09:00 - 21.11.2024, at: 19:30
Regular seats25
Course fee5,280.00 kr.
LecturersClaus Sørensen
ECTS credits2.90
Contact personMoMed Team    E-mail address: momed@bric.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 from NorDoc member faculties. 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 NorDoc member faculties. 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 and describe the main pathways of genome maintenance and their molecular links to cancer and other human diseases

2. Understand the benefits and limitations of different model systems and technologies to study genome maintenance processes

3. Analyze experimental data and communicate scientific hypothesis and results

4. Gain a broad perspective of how basic research can be translated into the clinic

1. Introduction to genome maintenance pathways and diseases

2. Mechanisms and experimental methods:
- DNA Replication stress, protein signaling, and DNA damage response
- Imaging, DNA sequencing, structural, and screening technologies

3. Physiology and model organisms:
- Modeling genome maintenance diseases in mice
- Genome instability in germline cells

4. From basic research to the clinic:
- Drug design, validation, and approval
- Novel technologies in disease diagnosis
- Disease treatment

Participants must be enrolled in a graduate program at the Faculty of Health and Medical Science and have an interest in mechanisms of genome maintenance and diseases.

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

All graduate programmes


Group work and discussions

Course director
Claus Storgaaard Sørensen, Professor, BRIC, University of Copenhagen, claus.storgaard@bric.ku.dk
Niels Mailand, Professor, NNF center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen,
Julien Duxin, Associate Professor, NNF center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen,

Teachers (subject to change)
Eva Hoffmann, Professor, Center for Chromosome Stability, University of Copenhagen
Haico van Attikum, Professor, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Thomas Miller, Associate Professor, Center for Chromosome Stability, University of Copenhagen
Fran Supek, Professor, BRIC, University of Copenhagen
Fena Ochs, Associate Professor, BRIC, University of Copenhagen
Andrés López-Contreras, CABIMER, Sevilla, Spain
Kim Theilgaard-Mønch, Professor, BRIC, University of Copenhagen
Arne Nedergaard Kousholt, VUS diagnostics, The Netherlands
Andrew Jackson, Professor, University of Edinburgh

18-21 November 2024

Course location
Panum/BRIC (TBA)

Please register before 15 October 2024

Expected frequency
Once every 3 years

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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