LPhD166 Regulatory peptides - translation from basic research to clinical application and commercial use

Responsible DepartmentDepartment of Human Nutrition

Course Dates19-23 August 2012.
Course AbstractObjective/topics of the course: To obtain insight into how translational models of regulatory peptides (cell and animal) can lead to drug discovery and development, and how basic model research can be translated to clinical use in human patients. The course will cover the topics: cardiovascular and gastro-intestinal endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism and neuroscience.
Course Home Pagehttp://www.regpep-society.com/
Course RegistrationAdministrative Registration: Formal registration to LIFE/IHE, Marianne Støckel, email mas@life.ku.dk in parallel with the scientific registration. Scientific Registration is performed during registration for the International Symposium on Regulatory Peptides. In order to register for the course the PhD student must submit an abstract to the symposium, which will also be submitted to the course
Deadline for RegistrationApplication to be received not later than 1 April 2012.
Credits3 (ECTS)
Level of CoursePhD course
Language of InstructionEnglish
RestrictionsA minimum of 15 participants is needed to run the course.
Course Content
Objective/topics of the course:

The course is associated with the 19th International Symposium on Regulatory Peptides. The course combines research, education and innovation. The programme will address translational aspects in regulatory peptide research from cell and animal to human models, from basic to clinical research and from discovery to novel drug targets.

1. Animal models and cell models of regulatory peptides
2. Clinical aspects - how do the clinicians use the results of translational research
3. The industrial aspect (the interests and research of larger companies in the field such as Novo Nordisk).

The course will cover the major fields of regulatory peptides including cardiovascular and gastro-intestinal endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism and neuroscience.

Course Work Load:
8 hours reading.
8 hours abstracts and poster preparation.
44 hours course before and during the conference including poster/oral presentation (9+9+10+8+8).
Writing a 3 page review of a selected topic in the field of translational research in the field of regulatory peptides. The review should describe strengths and weaknesses in research models (such as cell and animal models) for regulatory peptide in relation to the given topic of research and in the perspectives towards clinical applications and drug development.
The review report will be examined by scientists affiliated to the course at the associate professor or professor level (15 hours).

A total of 75 hours (3 ECTS).
Teaching and learning Methods
Course description: Poster presentations, plenary presentations by leading experts, discussions, site visits to research facilities, preparation of written report. Participants will be divided into 3-5 groups based on their research field. Each group will have a contact person from the course organizing group (expectedly post doc level) following and supporting the group discussions. Special prerequisites: Basic knowledge in biochemistry, physiology and endocrinology.
Learning Outcome
To establish an overview of the major topics within the field of regulatory peptides and the use of translational models in this research area.

PhD students who have followed the course will:
- Be familiar with state of the art on the use of translational models in regulatory peptide research.
- Get insight into how translational models are used in the industry and clinic
- Achieve competencies in writing a review essay and presenting their own project via a poster

PhD students are encouraged to establish a network of other PhD students and scientists within their research field.
Course Material
Course material: Relevant material will include the conference abstracts and relevant reviews provided to course participants prior to the course start.
Course Coordinator
Per Torp Sangild, psa@life.ku.dk, Department of Human Nutrition/Clinical Nutrition, Phone: 353-32698
Course Fee
The course and course materials are provided free of charge.
Course Costs
Registration fee for the 19th International Symposium on Regulatory Peptides which will also cover all main meals throughout the course. Attendants not living in the Copenhagen area, will need to pay for their hotel stay for 5 nights.
Type of Evaluation
PhD students participating in at least five sessions, providing an acceptable poster presentation and review report have passed the course. The poster presentations and review reports will be assessed by the course responsible and senior scientists affiliated with the course.
Other Remarks
The course is affiliated with the 19th International Symposium on Regulatory Peptides.