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October 12, 2017 - Copenhagen Bioscience Lecture

The Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures are a series of open lectures for all researchers and other interested in and around the Copenhagen area. The lecture on 12 October 2017 will give you an insight in research on the Danish genome.


October 12, 2017 - Copenhagen Bioscience Lecture



The Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures are a series of open lectures for all researchers and other interested in and around the Copenhagen area. Every 4 weeks, on a Thursday evening, you are invited for lectures on themes with a general interest for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers and bioscience researchers in general. Often there will be a cross-disciplinary focus. 

The lecture on 12 October 2017 features the Genome Research Consortium and their newly published results on the Danish reference genome project. Speakers will be Søren Brunak and Jose MG Izarzugaza.


15:45 Welcome and registration (coffee/tea, water available)

16:00 Start of the lecture

17:30  Networking with a drink and a snack

18:30 Thank you for a splendid end of day!



Registration is completely free of charge, but mandatory.



Søren Brunak

Søren Brunak is professor and Programme Director at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research. He is a leading pioneer in the biomedical sciences through invention and introduction of new computational strategies for analysis of biological data for use in molecular biology, medicine and biotechnology. Søren Brunak has amongst other things published close to 300 papers in international peer reviewed scientific journals and co-authored four books. He has been involved in the development of the national strategy for Personalized Medicine as part of the reference group and PI in the consortium which recently published the Danish reference genome paper in Nature.

Jose MG Izarzugaza
Jose MG Izarzugaza is associate professor and group leader of the Intergrative Systems Biology group at the Technical University of Denmark. His research spans different aspects of the genomics and systems biology of complex human disease. Jose MG Izarzugaza is an active member in several translational precision medicine initiatives, as elucidated from his involvement in the assembly of the Danish reference genome and in the International Cancer Genome Consortium. Jose MG Izarzugaza is author of 26 peer-reviewed publications, reviewer in numerous top-tier journals and conferences, and academic editor of BMC Bioinformatics, PloS One and PeerJ.



I would like to know about upcoming Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures - where can I find information?

You are very welcome to join the 'Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers' Linkedin group. There you will find information about upcoming lectures, and much more. Also, you may want to sign up for the weekly announcement with events and deadlines, sent out by the group manager. 


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The organiser offers to pay for a taxi on the following conditions: it has to be transport from either Panum/Mærsk Tower or DTU building 220, if you are at least 3 people in a taxi. This is how it works: you arrange yourself for a taxi from Blegdamsvej or from Kemitorvet, find at least 2 other people to take the taxi with, and at arrival at Tuborg Havnevej 19 you ask Sophie or Gitte to come and pay for the taxi (they'll check departure address and number of persons in the taxi), as well as to order your taxi back. 

If you are by car, you can park for free in front or at the side of Tuborg Havnevej 19. If that is full, there is 3 hours free parking in the parking to the Waterfront shopping mall at the end of the road.

Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166), nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Sophie Labrosse at


How do I cancel my participation?

Please help us respecting our speakers, as well as keeping track of the numbers and optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Eventbrite or send an email to Sophie Labrosse (


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, just log in to Eventbrite. Please use this option also in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your registration.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not have to bring your ticket, but registration is mandatory for participation.