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 The Brain Collection - 75 years
22.12.20
On the occasion of the Brain Collection's 75th anniversary, it has received some media coverage:

  • Feature about the Brain Collection in ‘Go’ morgen Denmark ’on TV2
  • A write about the collection on videnskab.dk, find it here.
  • Feature at the next season of Lægens Bord on DR1
  • Program on DR P1 called "Kulturen", where Martin Wirenfeldt Nielsen told about the Brain Collection: find it here.

 


Professorship programme - The Lundbeck Foundation
08.10.20
The Lundbeck Foundation invites applications for its professorship programme. This supports research within the field of basic or clinical neuroscience by an internationally recognised scientist and research leader. Professors are expected to develop and mentor junior researchers.
Four to six grants are available, each worth between DKK 20 million and DKK 40m over six years, with the option for renewal.
Closing date: 07 jan 21
See more here.

 


Prize assignment in psychiatry

08.10.20
If you have not already seen it, it may be of interest below.
”Danish Regions, in collaboration with the regions, Dansk Psykiatrisk Selskab, Børne- og Ungdomspsykiatrisk Selskab og Dansk Selskab for Distriktspsykiatri, invite applications for their prize assignment in psychiatry. The award recognizes theses written by medical students in the field of psychiatry. It is required that the assignment is relevant to the psychiatric specialties and the assignment should include research methodological considerations. ”
The application deadline is 08-01-21.
For further information see here.

 


Inaugural seminar by Nasrin Asgari, Clinical Professor in Neurology
08.10.20

On the occasion of Nasrin Asgari’s appointment as Clinical Professor in Neurology you are all invited to attend an inaugural seminar on October 9th, 2020.
Date and time: 09.10.20 at 14:00.
Location: The Auditorium, Psykiatrihospitalet Slagelse, Fælledvej 6, 4200 Slagelse.
Please note the seminar will be live streamed.

Live streaming will be available via this link

 


3-year PhD scholarship - call for applicants
14.09.20
We have an interesting PhD position (3-year scholarship) within robot-assisted training in adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy, at Orthopaedic Research Unit, University of Southern Denmark. See more here.

 


New Student Assistant at BRIDGE
10.09.20
Since Stephanie will be on maternity leave from November until June, Christine Marie Nielsen will take over as BRIDGE's student assistant. She has started the leaning period on the 1st of September, and will gradually take over from Stephanie. Therefore, don't hesitate to contact her here.



Blocking a particular neurotransmitter appears to slow down multiple sclerosis and reduce damage by blood clots in the brain
28.08.20
With support from Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond, a group of researchers from the University of Southern Denmark will map the effects on acute and chronic inflammation in the brain when blocking the free form of the neurotransmitter TNF. Read the article here (Danish).

 


EBRAINS Denmark to become the first regional EBRAINS subcommunity
10.08.20
An important first step towards creating a strong international EBRAINS Community has now been taken. Leading institutions across Denmark declare support for the establishment of EBRAINS Denmark. See more here.


Job posting: Maternity leave for the student assistant position at BRIDGE
04.08.2020
Current student assistant at BRIDGE goes on maternity leave this fall. See more here for details and application (in  Danish).

 


New professor of genetics and epilepsy appointed at Epilepsy Hospital Philadelphia and SDU
01.07.20
MSc, Ph.D. Rikke Steensbjerre Møller has been appointed professor at the Department of Regional Health Research, SDU, and the Epilepsy Hospital Filadelfia in Dianalund, where she will focus on research into the importance of genetics for epilepsy. Read more here (Danish).

 


The Danish Society for Neuroscience (DSfN)

17.06.20
Dear BRIDGE colleagues,
I am the secretary of The Danish Society for Neuroscience (DSfN), and with this mail, I would like to hear whether you would support the Danish Neuroscience Academy, or DNA proposal as outlined below.
I you are interested in supporting or participating in the DNA, please indicate this by replying to this mail before
3 July (til Åsa: aasvenningsen@health. sdu), so I know how many from Odense that are interested. Read more here.

 


The call for Brain Bank Pilot Projects is open
23.11.19
In 2019, the Danish Brain Bank was moved from Risskov to Odense. In order to support the establishment of the Brain Bank and project proposals related to the use of the Brain Bank, BRIDGE calls for applications for pilot projects related to the use of material from the Brain Bank. See more here.



Reminder: Mini symposium
03.10.19
On November 7th you are all invited to join the mini symposium on
"Novelties in Inflammatory Demyelination – Multiple sclerosis, MOG-antibody disease, NMO spectrum disorder"
See the program here.




Recently published in BRIDGE
23.09.2019
Our member Mirolyuba Ilieva has recently published a study on the subject "FGF2 and dual agonist of NCAM and FGF receptor 1, Enreptin, rescue neurite outgrowth loss in hippocampal neurons expressing mutated huntingtin proteins"

In the process of making this article BRIDGE's medical writer, Claire Gudex, contributed the proofreading as the last step before handing the manuscript in.
Read the article here!

If you are interested in the help in proofreading, read more here.




Brain bank: The large collections of brains from AU is now in Odense
25.08.19
The brain bank from AU has been moved to the basement of SDU and is available for research. Much more information on the brain bank, projects, guidelines, and more will soon be available on this website.
For now, if interested, you can read this article by DR here (in Danish).




Invitation to Inaugural seminar: Adjunct Professor Brian G. Weinshenker
19.08.2019
On the occasion of Brian G. Weinshenker’s appointment as Adjunct Professor in Neurology at the Dept. of Molecular Medicine and Dept. of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark, the Faculty of Health Sciences hereby invites you to attend an inaugural seminar with the following program. See more here.



Invitation to Inaugural seminar: Clinical professor Bjarne Winther Kristensen
16.08.2019
On the occasion of Bjarne Winther Kristensen’s appointment as professor of pathology at the Research Unit of Pathology, Dept. of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark and at the Dept. of Pathology, Odense University Hospital, the Faculty of Health Sciences hereby invites you to attend an inaugural seminar. See more here.



The Brain Prize Meeting 2019
30.07.19
On November 25th - 27th 2019 the Brain Prize Meeting will be held in Copenhagen. See the official invitation and more information here.



PhD Oral Defence Session: MSc in Pharmacy Justyna Joanna Okarmus
28.06.19
On July 5th you are all invited to the PhD oral defence on the title: "Molecular and functional analysis of human dopaminergic neurons derived from induced pluripotent stem cells with familial Parkinson’s disease: Focus on PARK2 mutation using isogenic cells" by Justyna Joanna Okarmus.
Date and time: 05.07.2019 at 13:00
Location: The Auditorium, J. B. Winsløws Vej 15, 5000 Odense C

Main supervisor: Associate Professor Morten Meyer, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark



OUH Talk: Better knowledge of the brain and heart death criterion
19.06.19
In the coming years DCD will be reintroduced, ie donation after cardiac death. But when are one cardiac dead and when are you brain dead? At OUH Talks on June 26th, Chief Physician and Clinical Associate Professor Preben Sørensen, who is donation responsible in Northern Jutland, will shake up some of the most common perceptions of what cardiac death really is.

Time: June 26th 2019 at 8.15-8.45 AM
Location: Auditorium 1-2, Entrance 93
Registration: Registration is no longer necessary for OUH TALKS
Live streaming: https://youtu.be/NLPJqwGSz2c
(Note: Works only on Google Chrome)



OUH's Innovation Pool 2019 has been awarded
14.06.2019
Funds from University Hospital's Innovation Group has been awarded for the fourth time. This year, the pool of 2 million DKK was awarded to 10 exciting and innovative projects at Odense University Hospital.

One of the projects is managed by Cristoph Beier from the neurological department at OUH and also a member og BRIDGE. The grant will be used to digitalization of the investigation process in the sleep clinic. See more here.




New Head and Vice Head of BRIDGE
12.06.2019
Kate Lykke Lambertsen (Professor, Department of Neurobiology) will from now on be the new Head of BRIDGE and Helle Hvilsted Nielsen (Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology ) will be the new Vice Head of BRIDGE.

The former Head of BRIDGE Frantz Rom Poulsen has chosen to step back, but will continue as a member of BRIDGE.




Recently published in BRIDGE

05.06.2019
The three authors Kate Lykke Lambertsen, Bente Finsen, and Bettina Hjelm Clausen recently published the peer-review: "Post-stroke inflammation – target or tool for therapy?" to which BRIDGE's own medical writer, Claire Gudex, contributed the proofreading as the last step before handing the manuscript in.
Read the abstract and article here!

If you are interested in proofreading too, read more here.




Invitation
10.05.2019
On the occasion of Kate Lykke Lambertsen’s appointment as Professor with specific responsibilities (wsr) in Experimental Neurobiology and Roberta Brambilla’s appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor in Neurobiology at the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), the Faculty of Health Sciences hereby invites you to attend an inaugural seminar on August 29, from 14:00.

For particulars – see here.



Invitation to Summer School 2019
18.02.2019
This year the summer school in neuroscience will be held 19th-20th of June 2019.
Summer school in neuroscience is a residential Ph.D-course including lectures, group work, student presentations and social events.
The summer school is relevant for young researchers across specialties in neurosciences, neurology, psychiatry, child– and adolescent psychiatry and related fields, providing a unique possibility for networking. See more here.



Call for BRIDGE pre-graduate scholarship – Updated
01.02.19
If you want to apply for a pre-graduate scholarship based on a translational project the call is now open. Deadline is postponed until February 15th. For more information and application see here.



1st Immunology & Inflammation (I & I) Conference
21.12.18
On behalf of Bente Finsen, please find information regarding 1st Immunology & Inflammation (I&I) Conference in Berlin, February 25th-26th 2019.
The I&I conference presents an excellent opportunity for younger people to present their results. Find more information here.



VELUX FONDEN makes grants to gerontology research projects that contribute to improving the quality of life for senior citizens
17.12.18
VELUX FONDEN wishes with this effort to strengthen the rehabilitation of the elderly significantly. This is done through support for postdoc projects with special focus on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

It is a prerequisite that rehabilitation efforts are based on the involvement of patients and relatives.

The focus is on interdisciplinary rehabilitation research, which involves biological, sociological and psychological aspects. The projects must also promote research collaboration across the primary and secondary sectors.

Deadline for expressions of interest is February 6th 2019 at 12.00.
See more here.




Pre-call announcement fra EU – “Multinational research projects on Personalised Medicine for Neurodegenerative Diseases”
12.12.18
The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) will shortly launch a new cohesive action with the European Commission – a call for “Multinational research projects on Personalised Medicine for Neurodegenerative Diseases”. More than €30 million have already been earmarked by JPND member countries and the European Commission for this action.

See more here.




The Lundbeck Foundation: Upcoming Brain Conferences – May and June 2019
12.12.18
For your information, the applications for the May 2019 Brain Conference on Understanding and targeting Alzheimer's disease and for the June Brain Conference on Dynamics of the brain - temporal aspects of computation are now both open.

See further description, details for application and more here.




Invitation to the Lunch & Learn Seminar with Mesoscale (MSD) Thursday, November 29th
16.11.18
Come and learn about the Mesoscale multiplex immunoassay platform available at the Department of Neurobiology.
The platform offers solutions ranging from validated assays for clinical biomarkers to open platform assays allowing you to create your own multiplex/singleplex assays in multiple species.

Focus: Validated biomarker assay solutions, Off the shelf kits, Antibody sets and Assay Development options. MSD offers several hundred secreted biomarker and intracellular signaling kits, including: Cytokines, Chemokines, Vascular, Metabolic, Neurodegeneration markers etc. across a range of species. MSD is also an Open Platform ideal for customer driven multiplex assay development.

Date: Thursday, November 29th, 2018
Time: 12:00-12:45
Location: SDU, Cortex, WP 21. St. (J.B. Winsløws Vej 21)

Registration not needed - but if you sign up on or before November 27th 2018 we provide Sandwich.
Contact: Lisa Bloch lbloch@health.sdu.dk
Registration: Anders Elleby, aelleby@mesoscale.com




Post-doctoral position available immediately in neuroimmunology in Calgary, Canada
02.11.18
The laboratory of Dr. Wee Yong at the University of Calgary is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral fellow in neuroimmunology.

The successful candidate will select from several projects on the roles and mechanisms of neuroinflammation in mediating injury or recovery in multiple sclerosis (see more here and here).

Calgary is a cosmopolitan city in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies; it offers a world-class neuroscience program and superb indoor/outdoor activities.
Please send your resume to vyong@ucalgary.ca




Postdoctoral position in brain tumor microenvironment and immuno-oncology
01.11.18
A position as postdoctoral fellow is available at the Research unit of Pathology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, with 1 January 2019 being the desired starting date. The position is offered for three years. Application deadline: 25 November 2018.

You can obtain more information and apply for the job here.

The selected candidate will be part of Professor Bjarne Winther Kristensens research group.
Further information can be obtained by e-mail: bwk@rsyd.dk




PhD scholarships through BRIDGE
17.10.18
From now on BRIDGE offers five scholarships a year for a PhD-project through the Graduate School of Health Sciences. For more information see here.



Medical writer at BRIDGE
03.10.2018
Per September 1st Claire Gudex is employed as a medical writer by BRIDGE one day a week. Claire's function will be to help members with scientific publications in English, mainly through editing of the final draft before a manuscript is submitted to a journal. For more information and guidelines see here.



Open call for:
Slagtermester Wørzner og hustru Inger Wørzner’s memorial fund in favor of research on mental disorders
03.10.2018

Deadline: October 16th 2018
For more information see webpage here.

Contact: Lone Møller Pedersen, Codex Advokater.



Lunch & Learn seminar given by Olympus:
Benefits of Multiphoton and Confocal Imaging
21.06.2018

This is a perfect opportunity for you to optimize your protocol, getting started even and/or to solve any problems or questions you might have. See invitation here.

We look forward to see you on:
Thursday, June the 26th
Time: 11.30 – 12.30
Location: WP 19, room 19.01
Please be advised, the deadline for registration is June the 22nd.

Registration by email to: clement@olympus.dk

 



Invitation to Master's defence

18.06.2018

Titel: The Effect of Tumor Necrosis Factor on Brain Development

Science student: Kathrine Solevad Larsen
Thursday June 28th 2018, 12:00
Location: Cortex, WP21, ground floor

Supervisors:

Associate Professor Kate Lykke Lambertsen, IMM, SDU and
Professor Nils J. Færgeman, BMB, SDU

Censor: Associate Professor Karin Lykke-Hartmann, Institut for Biomedicin – Forskning og uddannelse, AU

 


Invitation to PhD-defence

26.05.2018
Titel: Patient Reported Outcomes and Clinical Rating Scales for Fatigue and Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis

PhD Student: Tobias Sejbæk, Specialist Registrar, Neurology
Monday June 4th 2018, 11:00-13:00, at the big auditorium WP25 (J.B. Windsløws vej 25, 5000 Odense)

Afterwards a reception is held in the conference room at the the Department of Neurology.

Opponents:
Associate professor, MD, PhD, Claudia Pfleger, Department of Neurology, Aalborg University Hospital
Professor, Dr. Med, Andrew Chan, Universitäres ambulantes Neurozentrum, Inspital, Universitätsspital Bern
Professor, MD, Egon Stenager, MS clinic of southern Jutland (Chair)

Supervisors:
Professor, PhD, Zsolt Illes (main supervisor)
Head of Department, Dr. Med, Mads Ravnborg
Department of Neurology, Odense University Hospital and Clinical Institute, University of Southern Denmark

 


Registration for The Brain Conference "The Necessity of Cell Types"

15.05.2018
Lundbeck Fonden offers 20 free seats for the upcoming conference in October 2018. For more information see here.

 


Call for nominations for The Brain Prize 2019

15.05.2018
The call for is open until September 1st. Follow this link to read more at Lundbeck Fonden's webpage.

 


9,000 brains are moved from Aarhus to Odense

09.05.2018
The world's largest brain collection is moved from Aarhus to Odense this fall. So far, the collection is stored at the Psychiatric Hospital in Aarhus, but will not be moved when the hospital moves into new premises at the end of the year. For more information visit OUH.dk

See future events from BRIDGE and our members on our event page:

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