American university students visit DANDRITE

DANDRITE was recently visited by "Danish Institute for Studies Abroad", where around thirty American biomedicine undergraduates visited to learn about the research at DANDRITE and to hear about how it is to work in the international environment at DANDRITE.

2014.09.24 | Karen Bech

Students from universities all across the US visited PUMPkin and DANDRITE on 9 September 2014. The visit was part of their studies at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), where students spend one term studying a variety of topics ranging from European history to biomedicine and drug development in Northern Europe.

The purpose of the DIS group visit was to hear about PUMPkin and DANDRITE as examples of interdisciplinary research centers in life sciences, and more specifically about biotechnology, translational research and drug discovery. Furthermore, the students were informed of PhD opportunities and were presented to hands-on experiences of the researchers, including for example the DANDRITE PhD student Alyssa Huebner, who herself comes from the US.

The programme for the visit consisted of an overview presented by Director Poul Nissen, followed by three research and short biography presentations by PUMPkin and DANDRITE researchers, followed by informal discussion and social interaction.

Programme:
Welcome and overview by PUMPkin and DANDRITE director Poul Nissen

Research assistant Christine Nielsen: Cu-ATPases for drug discovery

Postdoc and project leader Jacob Lauwring Andersen: Structure-based drug discovery

PhD student Alyssa Huebner: Stem cell research in neuroscience

Refreshments, discussion, lab tour

This is the fourth consecutive DIS visit to PUMPkin and now DANDRITE (read about previous visits here). 

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