Welcome to Personalized Medicine in cancer research – from bedside to basic science
to bedside 

This PhD course is offered by the Doctoral School of Clinical Science and Biomedicine, Aalborg University and Clinical Cancer Research Center, Aalborg University Hospital.


This PhD course is aimed at PhD students working within the field of translational and clinical cancer research. The course will touch on several topics related to translational cancer research, including basic science methodologies, statistics and bioinformatics, and the keypoints in clinical trials. The basic science lectures touch upon molecular pathology, tumour heterogeneity, molecular biology as well as the currently used methods to elucidate these topics. The bioinformatic lectures will focus on workflows for personalized medicine, challenges in database structures, interpretation of sequencing data, and clinical implications. The clinical lectures will discuss current clinical questions from bedside - basic science - bedside, clinical evidence for PM, drug development and legal aspects.

Literature: Relevant book chapters and scientific articles will be advised.

Prerequisites: The PhD students will be involved in a presentation of their own scientific projects (gunshot model). It is expected that all PhD students have read the scientific papers that will be circulated 4 weeks before the course.

Evaluation: Participants are expected to attend all lectures as well as to present their own projects and actively take part in scientific discussions.

Organizers: Ole Thorlacius-Ussing, Professor, MD, DMSc, otu@rn.dk, Department of Surgery; Ursula Falkmer, Professor, MD, PhD, u.falkmer@rn.dk, Department of Oncology

Lecturers: Ole Thorlacius-Ussing, Morten Ladekarl, Lars Jelstrup, Oluf Røe, Michael Bjørn Petersen, Ursula Falkmer, Alkwin Wanders, Lykke Grubach, Martin Bøgsted, Mads Sønderkær, Rasmus F. Brøndum, Karen Dybkær, Marianne Tang Severinsen, Anne S. Roug, Britt E. Laursen, Inge Søkilde, Henrik Krarup, Tarec C. El-Galaly, Mia Sommer

ECTS: Estimated 3.0

Time: 21-23 October 2020

Place: Hotel Amerika

Zip code: 9500

City: Hobro

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 15 September 2020

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.