Medical Biotechnology and Drug DevelopmentSemester Course

Program
Biomedicine
Week-Long Study Tour
London or Edinburgh
Core Course Week Study Tour
Western Denmark
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Biomedicine/Biotechnology, Pre-Medicine/Health Science
Type
Core Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

The course explores the impact that biotechnology has on medicine, including personalized medicine, immune response reactions and side effects, vaccine development and stem cell technology. Topics are covered using a 3-module approach: drug discovery and development, peptides and nucleotides as biopharmaceuticals, and immune defense-related biopharmaceuticals. The course further compares the Danish and European pharmaceutical and biotechnology research communities, and the business aspects involved in drug development through field studies and during the study tours.

During Core Course Week our visits ranged from a stem cell research company to a bioinformatics company to a company that does research into lessening the burden of disease in domesticated animals. Seeing the full range of biotech companies that exist out there, and being able to compare observations about Danish biotech companies to Scottish companies was very enlightening!

Paige Arnold, Duke University

Faculty

Jeanette Erbo Wern

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

Ph.D. Immunology 2001-2005 (Inst. Of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark).  Post doc 2006-2009 (Inst. of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark). M.Sc. 2001 (Inst. Of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark). Senior Scientist 2010-2013 (Immune Targeting Group, Bioneer, Cph, Denmark).  Senior Scientist 2013-2016 (Dept. of Infectious Disease Immunology, Statens Serum Institute, Cph, Denmark). With DIS since 2016.

Susana Dietrich

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal, 2007). M.Sc. (Biotechnology, De Monfort University, 1998), Licenciatura (Microbiology, Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal). Post-doc positions in neuroimmunology in Sweden (Lund University) and Denmark (Biotech Research and Innovation Center, University of Copenhagen), and in immunology and vaccine development (Center for Medical Parasitology, University of Copenhagen). With DIS since 2011.

Medical Practice and Policy, Susana Dietrich