DenmarkCore Course Week Study Tour | Biomedicine Program

Core Course Week, including short Study Tour, provides you with the opportunity to explore the research field of biomedicine and biotechnology in Denmark. The aim is to introduce you to active players in the drug and development process and to bring the course material to real-life applications. Activities include lectures on basic and applied research, visits to start-up and large pharmaceutical companies, and technology transfer from academia to business. By the end of Core Course Week, you will be familiar with some of the advances occurring in the biotech field as well as some of the challenges facing biotech professionals.

The program is supplemented with cultural visits and events to help you learn more about Danish history and culture, and additionally, give you insight into life outside the capital. Some cultural visits include touring art museums, visiting historical sites, and enjoying traditional Danish food.

Tour Objectives

  • Gain insight into the transfer of technology and knowledge from university-based research units to the biotech business
  • Learn about the newest and upcoming biotechnology-based methods for diagnosis and treatment of disease
  • Observe the dynamics of drug discovery and development through visiting biotech and pharmaceutical research facilities

Possible Activities

  • Visiting the Center for Clinical Proteomics and laboratory tour of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark
  • Visiting AROS Applied Biotechnology and meeting with the CEO, CSO, and several of the researchers of the company who specialize i n gene expression profiles and genomic identification
  • Visiting Novo Nordisk, the biggest pharmaceutical company in Denmark and producer of recombinant insulin, and hearing about its research focus and strategy by the Vice-President for Corporate Research Affairs