Description: A theoretical overview on the field of the human microbiome and its association with human health and disease. The following topics will be covered:

-        Establishment of the normal gut microbiota

-        Dysbiosis and disease

-        The gut-brain axis

-        Manipulation of gut microbiota (probiotica, FMT, etc.)

-        The urinary microbiome

-        Designing clinical experiments

-        Methods and data interpretation

A basic understanding of biomedical research

Literature: Selected reviews and papers

Evaluation: Active participation

Organizer: Associate Professor Suzette Sørensen, Center for Clinical Research, North Denmark Regional Hospital.

Lecturers: External lecturers (TBA), Peter Leutscher, Søren Hagstrøm, Louise Arenholt, Caspar Bundgaard-Nielsen, Julie Kristine Knudsen, and Suzette Sørensen

ECTS: 2.4

Time: 27-29th of November 2019

Place: Centre for Clinical Research, North Denmark Regional Hospital, Hjørring

Zip code: 9800

City: Hjørring

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 6 November

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 5,000 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 three 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.