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September 9, 2016 - Official opening of the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme


September 9, 2016 - Official opening of the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme


4:30-4:45 Welcome by Dagnia Looms, Head of Strategic Awards at the Novo Nordisk Foundation

4:45-5:15 Word of welcome to new PhD students by Ulla Wewer (Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, UCPH) and Martin Bendsøe (Dean of Graduate Studies and International Affairs, DTU) 

5:15-5:30 Genesis of the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme, a successful new collaborative initiative, Joshua Brickman and Morten Nørholm, Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme Steering Committee

5:30-6.30 Toast to the first group of students, followed by a reception


The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme

Novo Nordisk Foundation investments have raised the international profile of biomedical research in Copenhagen. The Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Center Cluster of four Research Centers embedded at the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark is a vibrant, productive and international scientific environment.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation is now raising the profile of scientific education in Copenhagen by providing resources for an internationally competitive PhD Programme. Scientists from the four Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers - Center for Protein Research, Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Danish Stem Cell Center and Center for Biosustainability - are working together to pioneer this new approach to PhD education. The unique four-year format blends the best features of PhD education from around the world, including scientific networking and lab training.

The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme is raising the bar for cooperation between sponsors and universities to promote excellence in higher education. The Novo Nordisk Foundation, the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark are collaborating to launch a unique four-year PhD Programme. The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme will bring excellent students from around the world to Denmark. The first Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme students start September 5, 2016.



This event is upon invitation and registration is for invited guests only. If you have received a link to the registration website on Eventbrite, you are invited. Please register there so we can organise the event in the best possible ways, as well as provide you with a name tag for optimised networking at the event.



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

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 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 (


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.


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.