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Matrix Biology – physiology and function of extracellular matrix
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3218-17-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 01/10/2017
Date and time15.11.2017, at: 08:00 - 17.11.2017, at: 16:00
Regular seats21
Course fee4,680.00 kr.
LecturersKatja Heinemeier
ECTS credits3.00
Contact personElse Pedersen    E-mail address: Else.Pedersen@regionh.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). Special rules apply for research year students enrolled at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. 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. Gain insight into the basics of matrix biology and relate this to his/her own field of research
2. Understand analytical methods used in matrix biology and critically appraise published articles in this field of research
3. Understand what methods are suitable for testing different study hypotheses.

The role of the extracellular matrix in physiological, pathophysiological and pathological situations will be the main focus, and specifically the cell-matrix interaction, the formation of collagen and other matrix tissue, and the coupling between matrix structure and function in health and disease will be taught. The newest matrix research will be reported from areas like the musculo-skeletal system (bone, cartilage, tendon, muscle), skin, vasculature and cancer.

All participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their PhD projects, and we will discuss and evaluate relevant articles from the field of matrix biology research.

PhD students, no special qualifications required

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 programs


Lectures, group work, short presentations by participants

Course director
Katja Heinemeier, Senior researcher, Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen, Bispebjerg Hospital, KH@sund.ku.dk

Katja Heinemeier, Senior researcher, (Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen), Clara Pratts Ass. Prof.(University of Copenhagen), Rene Svensson, post. doc. (University of Copenhagen), Peter Schjerling, Senior researcher (University of Copenhagen), Marie Kveiborg, ass. Prof. (University of Copenhagen), Niels Behrendt, group leader (Finsen Laboratory) and 2-3 internationally recognised experts in the field, including Karl Kadler, Professor, University of Manchester.

Names, titles, affiliations

15.-17. November 2017

Course location
Bispebjerg Hospital

Please register before 1. October 2017

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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