Welcome to FROM STUDY DESIGN TO INFORMATICS IN CLINICAL POST-GENOMICS PRECISION MEDICINE – A FOCUS ON PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND TRANSLATIONAL BIOMARKERS (2021)


Description: Omics technologies including genomics, transcriptomics, epigenetics, proteomics and metabolomics are now key technologies in multiple fields of research and a highly active domain in health and medical investigation. Omics is an interdisciplinary research field that coalesces researchers from many different areas of biomedical research into one of the most likely disciplines to successfully foster the translation of basic scientific knowledge into clinical applications for the benefit of patients. For instance, proteomics and applied mass spectrometry are vital tools to investigate the human proteome in a clinical perspective (www.hupo.org). 

This PhD course will focus on advanced theoretical and practical aspects of Omics strategies in Life sciences as well as medical research. Our focus will address the clinical styudy design and ethical protol requirements to application of omics strategies to address a diverse range of medical pathologies, including but not limited to autoimmune disorders, diseases associated to neuro-inflammation and neurodegeneration as well as chronic pain conditions. Omics are currently utilized extensively to identify biomarker patterns for detection of disease risk, patient’s stratification, identification of responders to a particular treatment, or elucidation of mechanism of disease or drug action with ultimate goal of patient safety and better health outcome. 

The course will be a combination of lectures and laboratory demonstrations with hands-on experimental part. Considering the value and importance of omics, and a rapidly growing trend, this course aims at providing front edge information about current advanced methodologies applied in medical omics through real-life examples. Hence, participants will be able to translate the presented strategies and methods into their own health, and medical related research.



Organizer: Associate professor Allan Stensballe - as@hst.aau.dk 

Lecturers: Associate Professor Allan Stensballe, Professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Associate Professor Kristian Kjær Petersen.

ECTS: 2.5

Time: 08-10 September 2021

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, room D2-106 

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 18

Deadline: 18 August 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGICAL MODELLING (2021)


Description: Modelling of physiological processes and tissues is a valuable tool in both research and industry. Modeling can give insights that can be difficult or even impossible to obtain using experimental methods. Such modelling can lead to a better understanding of physiological processes and, furthermore, it can help reducing the amount of experimental work needed in both research and development. As computational power is increasing, more advanced models can be solved using standard laptop computers. This allows more refined investigations as well as optimizing existing models. When using models, it is essential to ensure validity of the models, either by experimental validation or comparison to reference values and data. Furthermore, when doing physiological modelling there is a number of potential pitfalls, which have to be taken into account, considering for example selection and implementation of the appropriate numerical minimization algorithm.

This course introduces a number of generic modelling principles and addresses specific methods, ranging from identifiability analysis, model complexity, and parameter estimation to numerical solutions, which may be applied in your own research. The course also focuses on ensuring validity of the applied models. Through this course you will be introduced to and gain experience using the finite element method, which can be used to model a large variety of different physics such as force/strength/strain/displacement; heat transfer; electric transfer. You will gain knowledge and experience using compartmental models, typically used to study kinetics of materials in physiological systems from a whole-body perspective to the cellular level. Finally, you will gain insight into modelling excitable membranes, e.g. the modelling of the excitable membrane found in nerves, muscle fibers and cardiac tissue.

Contents of lectures:

  • Introduction to modelling
  • Ensuring validity of the model
  • Finite element modelling
  • Compartment modelling
  • Modelling of excitable membranes



Organizer: Associate Professor Steffen Frahm, email: ksf@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Steffen Frahm, Associate Professor Lars Pilegaard, Associate Professor Carsten Dahl Mørch, Professor Johannes Struijk, Postdoc Jenny Tigerholm, and invited lectures

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 17, 24 September and 1, 4, 11 October 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 27 August 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to ADVANCES IN SKELETAL MUSCLE RESEARCH (2021) (F2F)


Description: Skeletal muscle comprises up to 40% of the adult human body weight, playing a key role in everyday activities such as locomotion, maintenance of posture and breathing. In response to minor injuries, skeletal muscles have an extraordinary regeneration capacity, which relies on the resident muscle stem cells known as satellite cells. However, a variety of conditions override the muscle intrinsic regeneration capacity and are associated with an incomplete functional recovery. Muscle injury is a major concern in traumatology and sports medicine, where rapid and effective healing is desirable. Current research seeks to gain a better understanding of mechanisms behind skeletal muscle growth, maintenance and regeneration, toward the development of meaningful clinical interventions. The course aims to present and discuss current topics in skeletal muscle research, covering molecular, cellular, and anatomical aspects. The program includes various methodologies currently used to investigate the responses of skeletal muscle to physical strains, ranging from cells and animal models to human studies. The topics of the course include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Satellite cells and adult myogenesis
  • In vitro models of myogenesis
  • Mechano-transduction in skeletal muscle
  • Muscle regeneration in animal models
  • Age-dependent changes in muscle function
  • Therapies for muscle regeneration
  • Methods and biomarkers for the assessment of muscle function in health and disease



Organizer: Associate Professor Cristian Pablo Pennisi, email: cpennisi@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor, Cristian Pablo Pennisi, Associate Professor Ryan Godsk Larsen and Postdoc Hiva Alipour. Professor Aase Handberg, and invited external lecturers

ECTS: 1.5

Time: 24-25 November 2021

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, room D2-106

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 16

Deadline: 03 November 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to ANRES2021 – 10TH AALBORG SYMPOSIUM ON THE ADVANCES IN NEUROPHYSIOLOGY AND NEURAL REHABILITATION ENGINEERING OF MOVEMENT (2021) (F2F)

Description: The neurophysiology of movement and neural rehabilitation of movement are rapidly developing research areas. The course focuses on neural engineering solutions for rehabilitation of people suffering from damage to or disease in the central or peripheral nervous system. This course is organized annually and has a focus on disseminating the most relevant and recent achievements within the area. The course will include a series of internationally recognized speakers and a series of speakers from Aalborg University that are experts within the field. There will be a strong emphasis on providing time for interaction between the speakers and participants. The detailed agenda of the course will be provided on the course web site.  Main topics can include animal or human models, neurophysiology of movement, neuroplasticity, neuromodulation, rehabilitation technologies, assessment technologies (e.g. fMRI, TMS, electrophysiology) and other timely topics. 


Organizer: Associate Professor Erika G. Spaich, email: espaich@hst.aau.dk, Associate Professor Andrew J.T. Stevenson, email:  ajts@hst.aau.dk  

Lecturers: 

ECTS: 1.0

Time: 08 October 2021 from 8.15 - 16.15

Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 14, room 4-111

Zip code:  
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 17 September 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to ART OF SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS: DESIGN AND DELIVERY (2021) (F2F)


Description: When presenting, the dull, text-filled slide approach is common and normal, but it is not an effective approach for communicating scientific knowledge. To date, the design and delivery of scientific presentations are reflecting what has been done in the past.  The skills necessary to be an effective communicator today are different. A higher degree of visual literacy, more emphasis on the message, and better understanding of the power of simplicity can dramatically improve how a presentation is received and ultimately remembered.

The objective of this course is to equip PhD students with modern presentation skills and techniques that enhance their ability to communicate scientific content to laymen, academic, and industry-based audiences. 

 

The course will consist of: 
1) an introduction to presentation design principles, 
2) an introduction to tools and resources for presentation design and development 
3) workshop sessions on design and redesign of presentation material, 
4) introduction of how design influences delivery (speaking) principles


Organizer: Associate Professor Shellie Boudreau, email: sboudreau@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Shellie Boudreau, email: sboudreau@hst.aau.dk

ECTS: 1.0

Time: 08, 09 and 15 March 2021. (08.03: 8.15-11.30; 09.03 and 15.03: 8.15-10.30)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, room D2-106

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 12

Deadline: 15 February 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to BASIC BIOETHICS (2021) (Online)


Description: This course will provide the PhD students with a basic understanding of the discipline of bioethics, and equip the PhD students with the necessary knowledge for them to participate constructively in the bioethical discourses in their research fields.

Bioethics is an unescapable part of research in medicine and bioengineering. It influences the researcher in terms of regulations and procedures, politics and public opinions, as well as in more personal hopes and doubts. Every researcher in these areas benefit from being acquainted with the general ideas and theories of bioethics, so he/she can navigate, relate and evaluate the different ethical impacts and opinions. To enhance the insights into the bioethical aspects of one’s particular research is equally important when the researcher finds him/herself in the need of explaining or justifying the research, or when a self reflexively approach on his/her research comes to call. It is also valuable for researchers to acknowledge and be able to formulate bioethical concerns as part of applications for research grants.       

The course is organised as three full day sessions. Each session consists of lectures, exercises and workshop activities. The sessions will be supplemented by literature and video material, and will cover both introductory issues as well as selected in-depth analyses. We aim to create a learning space with active participation.

Organizer: Associate Professor Patrik Kjærsdam Telléus, email: pkt@hst.aau.dk, Professor Winnie Jensen, email: wj@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: 

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 16-18 March 2021. 8.15 - 16.00)

Place: ONLINE

Zip code: 

City: 

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 26 February 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to BIOSTATISTICS I (2021) (F2F)


Description: This is a basic course in biostatistics and it focuses on the application of biostatistics. Statistical methods in medicine, biology, and biomedical engineering are based on experimental designs that may differ from those treated in traditional statistics courses. Especially the design of experiments and the types of data obtained from these experiments are often very different. Problems with sampling, allocation, volunteers, placebo, cross-over designs, repeated measurements, etc. are typical for the biomedical field. Moreover, data widely deviating from normality are the rule, not the exception. This course will consist of two parts: (i) a review of some well-known and widely used parametric and non-parametric methods and discussions of basic designs of experimental studies, (ii) application of the statistical methods, and (iii) developing a statistical analysis plan (SAP) for your research project.

The learning goals for Biostatistics 1 are:

  1. Write a draft of a SAP for your own research project.
  2. The ability to understand the assumptions and perform the following statistical tests:
    - Descriptive statistic
    - Probability distributions
    - Estimation
    - Hypothesis testing - parametric tests
    - Non-parametric tests
    - One-way ANOVA
    - Cross-tabulations
    - Regression and correlation

For the evaluation of Biostatistics 1, we will attempt to get as close to your projects as possible. We hope that you will be able to use some of the statistical tools from the course and use them in the context of your own project. You will hand in a draft of your SAP before the last lecture, you will review your fellow participants’ SAPs and you will present your SAP on the last day of the course.


5 March: 8.15- 12.00 - Njv 14/4-107

12 March: 10.15 – 14.15 - Njv 14/4-107

19 March:  8.15 – 12.00 - Njv 14/4-111

26 March: 10.15 – 14.15 - 14/4-107

8 April: 8.15 – 12.00 - Njv 14/4-107

22 April: 8.15 – 12.00 - Njv 14/4-107

3 May or 4 May (evaluation): 8.15 – 12.00 - Njv 14/4-107



Organizer: Associate Professor Carsten Dahl Mørch, email: cdahl@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Michael Skovdal Rathleff, and Associate Professor Carsten Dahl Mørch

ECTS: 3.5

Time: 5, 12, 19, 26 March. 8, 22 April and 3/4 May. Time: see above

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D. Room: see above

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 35

Deadline: 18 February 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to DIABETES RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: DIGITAL HEALTH & SELF-MANAGEMENT


Description: This symposium about diabetes research in North Denmark is a 2-day course with the first day focusing on research and the second day on clinical practice. Both days will include lectures by current experts of the fields. Moreover, the last day will include a poster session, where the students are presenting their current preliminary results and receive feedback from the senior researchers providing the lectures. The first day include a networking dinner to strengthen future diabetes research in North Denmark.

Content of the course is:

  • Digital health and self-management of type 2 diabetes
  • Diabetes and eye diseases
  • Diabetes technologies 
  • Antidiabetic treatment 
  • Gastroenterology in diabetes
  • Mobile applications for self-management in diabetes
  • Digital advances in treatment of macrovascular complications
  • Treatment of the diabetes foot


Organizer: Asociate Professor Morten Hasselstrøm Jensen, email: mhj@hst.aau.dk, Associate Professor Carsten Dahl Mørch, email: cdahl@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: David Cavan, Katja Christina Schielke, Kirsten Nørgaard, Christina Brock, Gunnar Hartvigsen, Axel Diederichsen and others.

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 27-28 May 2021 (8.15 - 16:15) 

Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 14, room 4-111

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 06 May 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY (EEG) DATA ACQUISITION AND INTERPRETATION (2021) (F2F)


Description: Surface electroencephalography (EEG) has becoming a popular method to describe electrocortical activation. This course will provide an overview on the relevance of surface electroencephalography (EEG) for understanding the supraspinal role on motor control and learning. The topics covered include:

  • Basic aspects of neurophysiology relevant for EEG recordings
  • EEG and time-locked events (MRCPs, ERPs, with focus on brain-computer interface)
  • EEG in continuous recordings (relevant brain states, time-frequency analysis)
  • EEG and behavioural neuroscience (diverse topics)
  • Basic data processing (filtering, re-referencing, EEG data cleaning)

A combination of theoretical lectures and hands-on experiences in laboratory exercises will elicit reflections on the methodological advantages and disadvantages of the tool. The lecturers will strongly emphasize the experimental procedures and potential relevance of the outcomes measured through EEG recordings. The data recorded during experimental sessions will be further used on the course assignment, providing students the opportunity to develop data processing skills and the ability to interpret EEG data.


Organizer: Associate Professor Anderson Oliveira, e-mail: oliveira@mp.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Anderson Oliveira, Aalborg University, Associate Professor Strahinja Dosen, Aalborg University, Associate Professor Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting, Aalborg University, Associate Professor Andrew A.T. Stevenson, Aalborg University, Postdoctoral Fellow Susan Aliakbaryhosseinabadi, Aalborg University

ECTS: 2.5

Time: 23 March and 6, 12, 20 April 2021

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, room D2-106

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 02 March 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to MATLAB FOR NON-ENGINEERS: BASIC DATA PROCESSING AND OPTIMIZATION (2021) (F2F and Online)


Description: Research on biomedical engineering topics usually require the acquisition of biological signals or additional instrumentation that provides continuous time series. For non-engineers, processing those types of data can be time consuming and inaccurate if proper processing methods are not used. Therefore, the goal of this course is to present basic processing tools to analyse biological and non-biological signals.

The course is based on Matlab, one of the most powerful software packages for data recording and analysis in Engineering. The course presents a dynamic format, in which students will have practical experiences regarding the use of Matlab during the lectures. Students will be able to learn Matlab programming by accessing basic instructions through video contents recorded by the lecturer. Moreover, some specific tasks and exercises will be performed in the presence of the lecturer.

This format will offer to students the unique possibility to learn how to perform basic and complex operations with the assistant of the lecturer while generating the data analyses scripts. The course has been designed for PhD students without previous experience on programming on Matlab, such as physiotherapists, medical doctors, pharmacists, psychologists, sports science professionals. The ultimate goal of this PhD course is to provide students with basic yet reliable tools to process data for their own PhD projects.

 

The course will be divided in four modules

  1. Introduction: basic operations and file management (importing, loading, saving files)
  2. Data visualization, matrix manipulation
  3. Code optimization: reducing processing time and minimizing changes of errors
  4. Multi-subject dataset management and basic statistics



Organizer: Associate Professor Anderson Oliveira, e-mail: oliveira@mp.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Anderson Oliveira

ECTS: 3.5

Time: 10, 17, 31 may and 21 June (12.30-16.15)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, room D2-106 AND Online

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 19 April 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to NEUROMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT (2021) (F2F)


Description: Human movements can be assessed on three levels: 1) functional outcomes, such as the running time or jump height or scoring for the quality of movement execution, as it typically happens during training and competition. 2) biomechanical tests allow for a specification of which joint actions contribute to the movement and how performance is mechanically determined. 3) assessments of neuronal processes reveal which parts of the nervous system is active and how they are coordinated. There are several tools dedicated to track human movement, but understanding the processes that generate and refine such movements is highly important. Biomechanical approaches may be used, where movement kinematics are quantified, forces are measured and models can be used to estimate the mechanical principles of generating, and potentially improving, movement execution or general performance. In this course, we will offer the possibility to integrate the understanding of movement execution to its neuronal foundation, to determine the timing and weighting of activities in the central and peripheral nervous system, and to evaluate how these get changed during training and learning. In addition, this approach also applies to the investigation of injuries and rehabilitation in cases where the body system is compromised by an insult.

The course will cover three modules distributed over two full days of lectures and one day for assignment presentations and discussions by the students. Components of this course are:

  1. Background on movement assessment and measurement technology
  2. Biomechanical performance measurements, mechanical principles and modeling
  3. Neurophysiological and motor control mechanisms and measures in performance and learning


Organizer: Associate Professor Anderson Oliveira: e-mail: oliveira@mp.aau.dk and Associate Professor Strahinja Dosen: e-mail: sdosen@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Anderson Oliveira, Associate Professor Strajinha Dosen, Professor Uwe Kersting.

ECTS: 2.5

Time: 20-21 September and 18 October (8.15-15:00)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, room D2-106

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 30 August 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to NEUROMODULATION – EMERGING TECHNIQUES (2021) copy 1


Description: This PhD course is intended to provide the students with principles of neuromodulation, non-invasive and invasive, used in various applications such as replacing/restoration of impaired neural functions, functional testing of various neural circuits, and various forms for therapies. The course in intended to provides as well a mini hands-on workshop besides lectures, allowing the student to interact with various forms of temporal patterns for surface electrical stimulation for sensory input, examining the effects of various parameters of the stimulus. An industrial partner may show devices and techniques for stimulation of neural tissue.

The topics covered include, however not limited to:

  • deep brain stimulation for Parkinson,
  • spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion stimulation for neuropathic pain,
  • vagus nerve stimulation for tinnitus,
  • vagus neural stimulation for hypertension
  • cochlear stimulation
  • pudendal nerve stimulation, how different temporal patterns can be used for treatment of incontinence and retention (not being able to void)



Organizer: Associate Professor Romulus Lontis, email: lontis@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Romulus Lontis and Suzan Mejs, Aalborg University

ECTS: 1.5

Time: 8, and 22 November 2021 (8.15 - 14.15)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, room D2-106

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 18 October 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to THE SCIENCE OF TOMORROW: NEW TECHNOLOGIES ADVANCING NEUROSCIENCE (2021) (F2F)


Description: The purpose of this course is to work as a team and gain a state-of-the-art understanding of technologies pushing the boundaries within neuroscience and neurophysiology.  A focus will be how these technologies originated and how these new technologies are being applied to understand disease and pathologies better as well how to treat and rehabilitate.  The technologies covered in this course will range from advances in movement control and tracking, cortical neuroplasticity (TMS mapping), exoskeleton, virtual reality, brain-computer interfaces.  The course and participant will work as group reviewing, analyzing and brainstorming new applications and discussions about future directions and how these technologies can improve health and well-being form a societal perspective. The course will serve to enlighten as well as prepare for ‘big thinking and high risk’ project development.  Additionally the course will cover how these technologies can be used to treat and rehabilitate patients with persistent pain, losses in motor function, or to manage, for example, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.  

Organizer: Associate Professor Shellie Boudreau, email: sboudreau@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Shellie Boudreau, Associate Professor Andrew James Stevenson and invited speakers

ECTS: 1.0

Time: 02, 09 and 10 December. (2.12: 8.15-12.00, 09.12 and 10.12: 8.15 - 10.00)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, room D2-106

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 12

Deadline: 11 November 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to THIRD ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON SPORT SCIENCES (2021) (F2F and Online)


Description: This course will be organized for the third time as a continuation of previous symposiums on physical activity and human performance. This year’s PhD course will focus on ways to improve sport performance using various approach such as training and technology. Lectures will cover assessment of human characteristics and capabilities, achievement of optimal efficiency, improvement of performance, technologies in sports (wearables, VR, etc) and injury prevention.

This PhD course will provide the audience with recent research in sport sciences based on natural and technical science addressing various form of physical activity at work and during leisure. Internationally recognized speakers as well as speakers from Aalborg University will be invited. The addressed topics will include for neuromechanics, motor control, biomechanics, ergonomics, exercise physiology, telerehabilitation (programs and technologies) and modelling.

A special emphasis will be given on the speakers-student interaction. The detailed agenda of the course will be provided on the course web site in due time. It will be possible to follow the PhD course remotely (all lectures will also be send online).  



Organizer: Professor Pascal Madeleine, email: pm@hst.aau.dk
Co-organizer: Professor Michael Voigt, Professor Birthe Dinesen 

Lecturers: Professor Michael Voigt, Professor Birthe Dinesen

ECTS: 1.0

Time: 10-11 June 2021 (9.00 - 16.00)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, room D2-106

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 20 May 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to TRANSLATIONAL NEUROBIOLOGY OF THE PAIN SYSTEM XXV & FRESCO@CNAP WORKSHOP: NEUROPLASTICITY AND PAIN IN THE TRANSITION FROM ACUTE TO PROLONGED PAIN (F2F)


Description: This is the twenty-fifth annual international Ph.D. course on the translational neurobiology of the pain system. The purpose of the course is to introduce different aspects of the neurobiology of the pain system and to initiate new co-operation in interdisciplinary pain research. This year the course will focus on translational aspects of pain and neuroplasticity, especially how such mechanisms can be assessed, and their manifestations in experimental, acute and chronic pain conditions.

The lectures will be given by staff from Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP), Aalborg University, by invited international key scientists within the area, and relevant industrial partners.

The course will be held together with the FRESCO@CNAP workshop that has a special focus on transferable skills and career perspectives for PhDs within pain research. Several of the international key scientists are affiliated to the FRESCO@CNAP PhD programme as partners


Organizer: Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen, email: tgn@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Invited internal and external speakers

ECTS: 1.0

Time: 20-21 May 2021 (8.15 - 16.15)

Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 14, room 4-111

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 29 April 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to TRANSLATIONAL NEUROBIOLOGY OF THE PAIN SYSTEM XXVI: PRO-NOCICEPTIVE AND ANTI-NOCICEPTIVE MECHANISMS IN PRECLINICAL MODELS, EXPERIMENTAL PAIN MODELS AND PAIN PATIENTS (2021) (F2F)


Description: This is the twenty-sixth annual international Ph.D. course on the translational neurobiology of the pain system. The purpose of the course is to introduce different aspects of the neurobiology of the pain system and to initiate new co-operation in interdisciplinary pain research. This year the course will focus on translational aspects of anti-nociceptive and pro-nociceptive mechanisms; where possible linking preclinical models to experimental and clinical pain manifestations. Anti-nociceptive mechanisms may include e.g. conditioning pain modulation (DNIC) and off-set analgesia whereas pro-nociceptive mechanisms could be mechanisms covering expansion of pain areas, facilitated temporal summation of pain. Potential mechanisms may be outlined at various levels of the neuroaxis and psychophysically. The lectures will be given by staff from Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP, Aalborg University), and by invited international key scientists within the area.

Organizer: Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen, email: tgn@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Invited internal and external speakers

ECTS: 1.0

Time: 17-18 November 2021

Place: Aalborg University, TBA

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 27 October 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.