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Molecular Methods in Cancer Biology/Basic Cancer Biology

The Graduate Programme in Haematology & Oncology

Content:
The field of oncology has progressed significantly during the past decade, partly due increased understanding of cancer biology at a molecular level. This one-week theoretical course focuses on the newest molecular techniques in oncology/cancer biology research as well as giving examples of their use. The focus will be on translational and basic cancer research and give the student insight into the newest molecular techniques. At the same time the lectures will get insight to basic cancer biology, including metastasis development, angiogenesis, cancer stem cells, pathways, epigenetics, miRNAs, drug development as just a few examples. The course will be aimed at young physician doing their PhD as well as PhD student with a background in human biology/molecular biology.

Aim:
The course will give the student insight into molecular techniques such as microarray, quantitative PCR, mutation analysis, flow cytometry, next generation sequencing, methylation analysis, mass spectrometry, and molecular imaging (of molecules, cells and small animals). At the same time the lectures will get insight to basic cancer biology, including metastasis development, angiogenesis, cancer stem cells, pathways, epigenetics, miRNAs, drug development as just a few examples.

Form:
Beside regular lectures the student will be presented with cases that they will solve in groups and present their ideas to the rest of the students. The majority of lectures and discussion will in English.

Teachers:
Course director is Professor Henrik Ditzel and all lecturers at the course are respected active scientists in basic and/or translational research within the area of their lectures.

ECTS-points: 3,5

Max. Number of participants: 30

Course fee:
The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark. 
For PhD students enrolled in Universities that have joined the "Open market agreement", there is a course fee of DKK 1632,-.
For other participants there is a course fee of DKK 10,116,-

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