Science Research PracticumSemester Course

Science Research Practicum, semester elective at DIS Copenhagen
Major Discipline(s)
Neuroscience, Pre-Medicine/Health Science, Public Health
Type
Elective Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
6

This is an experiential learning opportunity that allows you to gain experience in your area of study within the natural and health sciences. This practicum involves an average of 20 hours a week with laboratory and clinically-based research opportunities. You are matched with a mentor who can offer both academic and professional advice in order to fulfill one of the main goals of this experience: to develop a student/supervisor relationship that benefits both you and the Copenhagen-based research institution.

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Science Research Practicum Opportunities for Fall 2017

(Note: Science Research Practicum Opportunities available for Spring 2018 will be made available no later than October 1)

Clinical Related Research Opportunities

Opportunity 1
Research Institution and Department: Cardiac CT group. The Heart Centre. Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen

  • Interests of Research Group: The role of Cardiac CT in patients with acute chest pain. Myocardial perfusion by CT
  • Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at the university level, including one year of laboratory at university level.
  • Additional Expectations, Skills required: Interest in clinical research in the fields of Cardiology and/or Radiology. Basic statistic skills would be preferable

Opportunity 2
Research Institution and Department: Department of Neurology, Roskilde University Hospital

  • Interests of Research Group: Interest of research group: Brain plasticity, Epilepsy and Electroencephalography.
  • Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at the university level, including one year of laboratory at university level.
  • Additional Expectations, Skills required: Depending of background the student will either have the opportunity to do a literature study or participate in the ongoing clinical studies of the group. There are no formal requirements, but biology 101 and basic neuroscience would be an advantage. Your supervisor has a long experience with this type of projects and with DIS.

Opportunity 7
Research Institution and Department: PERSIMUNE, Center of excellence for Health, Immunity & Infections, Department of Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet.

  • Interests of Research Group: The project focus on associations between the host genome and risk of infectious complications among patients with immune dysfunction.
    For more information about the Center and our research see persimune.dk
  • Prerequisites: Basic knowledge on immunology, genetics and/or bioinformatics would be an advantage
  • Additional Expectations: Good communication and IT skills, interest in the field of research

Opportunity 8
Research Institution and Department: PERSIMUNE, Center of excellence for Health, Immunity & Infections, Department of Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet

  • Interests of Research Group: Epidemiological studies of febrile neutropenia and infectious complications among patients treated with chemotherapy for cancer. Based on data collected in an extensive data repository we will develop risk stratification tools to guide management of patients.
    For more information about the Center and our research see persimune.dk
  • Prerequisites: Basic knowledge on epidemiology and biostatistics would be an advantage
  • Additional Expectations: Good communication and IT skills, interest in the field of research

Opportunity 9
Research Institution and Department: PERSIMUNE, Center of excellence for Health, Immunity & Infections, Department of Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet

  • Interests of Research Group: Recent research has shown that there is extensive cross talk between the gut microbiome and the immune system. Through epidemiological and clinical studies we examine associations between dysbiosis before and after treatment and risk of infectious complications among patients with immune dysfunction.
    For more information about the Center and our research see persimune.dk
  • Prerequisites: Basic knowledge on immunology, microbiology, biostatistics and/or bioinformatics would be an advantage
  • Additional Expectations: Good communication and IT skills, interest in the field of research

Opportunity 10
Research Institution and Department: PERSIMUNE, Center of excellence for Health, Immunity & Infections, Department of Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet

  • Interests of Research Group: Epidemiological studies of infectious complications after hematopoietic stem cell or solid organ transplantation. Based on data collected in an extensive data repository we study risk factors for and outcomes of viral and fungal infections among transplant recipients.
    For more information about the Center and our research see persimune.dk
  • Prerequisites: Basic knowledge on epidemiology and biostatistics would be an advantage
  • Additional Expectations: Good communication and IT skills, interest in the field of research

Opportunity 11
Research Institution and Department: Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Center for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and Research, Hvidovre Hospital

  • Interests of Research Group: Focus on hemodynamic and homeostatic pathophysiology. Main areas of research are pathophysiology, metabolism and hemodynamics in chronic liver disease and portal hypertension, focusing on organ-related complications and salt / water retention. Current research programs include studies of changes in pulmonary function, importance of bacterial translocation and inflammatory changes in cardiac and renal function, pathophysiology and epidemiology at cirrhotic cardiomyopathy
  • Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at the university level, including one year of laboratory at university level.
  • Additional Expectations, Skills required: Interest in exploring the measurements of left atrial variables from an echocardiography and compiling a database. Scientific curiosity, interest in clinical physiology research and an open mind.

Opportunity 13
Research Institution and Department: Viro-immunology Research Group, Department of Infectious Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen

  • Interests of Research Group: Comorbidity in HIV-infection and translational research in the area of HIV immunology and mechanisms of importance for comorbidity in HIV-infection.
  • Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at the university level, including at least one year of laboratory at university level.
  • Additional Expectations, Skills required: Interest in clinical research in the field of infectious diseases and immunology. Previous laboratory experience with cellular immunology would be preferable.

Neuroscience Related Research Opportunities

Opportunity 3
Research Institution and Department: Psychiatric Center Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet

  • Interests of Research Group: the Neurocognition and Emotion in Affective Disorders (NEAD) group aims to identify neurobiological and cognitive markers of mood disorders that may aid diagnostic accuracy and to develop novel treatments to target patients’ persistent memory and concentration difficulties. To this end, we are acquiring functional and structural neuroimaging data as well as neuropsychological test data in large samples of patients with depression or bipolar disorder (mania and depression).
    For more info on the group: neadgroup.org
  • Additional expectations, skills required: Interest in exploring recent neuroimaging literature in depressed patients and contributing to the writing of a scientific report, either in the form of a systematic review or original publication based on existing neuroimaging data

Opportunity 4
Research Institution and Department: Motor Control Lab, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen

  • Interests of Research Group: Pathophysiological mechanisms involved in the development of muscle contractures. To clarify whether muscle contractures might develop due to increased connective tissue infiltration in the muscle and to elucidate which collage types might be involved in the process of muscle contractures.
  • Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at the university level, including one year of laboratory at university level.
  • Additional Expectations: Background and interest in Neuroscience with basic understanding of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.

Public Health Related Research Opportunities

Opportunity 5
Research Institution and Department: Center for Epidemiology and Screening, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

  • Interests of Research Group: Breast Cancer Screening: Benefit and harms; Density based sensitivity and specificity, Density and other predictors of breast cancer.
  • Additional Expectations, Skills required: Interest in research. Some background in epidemiology, biomedicine and/or statistics an asset. Willingness to learn new software.

Chemistry Research Opportunities

Opportunity 12
Research Institution and Department: University of Copenhagen, Department of Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry Group

  • Interests of Research Group
    Focused in developing methods for glycosylation or selective modification of natural substrates to see if they have enhanced biological/medicinal activity.
  • Pre-requisites: 1 year of chemistry including at least one semester of organic chemistry
  • Additional Expectations, Skills required: Experience with organic chemistry/ synthesis

Physics Related Research Opportunities

Opportunity 6
Research Institution and Department: Technical University of Denmark, DTU, Department of Physics and of Neutrons and x-rays for material physics

  • Interests of Research Group – see more about the group here: fysik.dtu.dk
  • Additional Expectations, Skills required: At least a year of physics at the university level and interest/enthusiasm in Quantum, Condensed Matter, and eScience.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Biology, Biomedicine/Biotechnology