Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme

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CPH Bioscience PhD defenses

Phd gruppebillede

Thirty-six Copenhagen Bioscience PhD students have defended their theses so far – including all of the students that started in 2016 and 2017. So far in 2023: Alexandra Rebak, Joana Duro, Gabriela Prus, Svetlana Volkova, Ulises Hernandez Guzman, Vivienne Mol, Anna Drozd, Justine Turlin and Bettina Lengger. We look forward to celebrating more defenses in the coming months.

Student Publications

First-author publications from CPH Bioscience PhD students so far in 2023 include: Regular exercise effectively protects against the aging-associated decline in skeletal muscle NAD content (Sabina Chubanava); Core and auxiliary functions of one-carbon metabolism in Pseudomonas putida exposed by a systems-level analysis of transcriptional and physiological responses (Justine Turlin); Derivation of human extraembryonic mesoderm-like cells from primitive endoderm (Karin Farkas); High plasma levels of soluble lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 are associated with inflammation and cardiometabolic risk profiles in pediatric overweight and obesity (Sara Stinson); Loss of N-terminal acetyltransferase A activity induces thermally unstable ribosomal proteins and increases their turnover in Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Ulises H. Guzman); Characterizing ADP-ribosylation sites using AF1521 enrichment coupled to ETD-based mass spectrometry (Holda Anagho); Maintenance of high-turnover tissues during and beyond homeostasis (Isidora Banjac); CRI-SPA: a high-throughput method for systematic genetic editing of yeast libraries (Paul Cachera); Population-wide analysis of hospital laboratory tests to assess seasonal variation and temporal reference interval modification (Victorine Muse); Integrating single-cell imaging and RNA sequencing datasets links differentiation and morphogenetic dynamics of human pancreatic endocrine progenitors (Belin Selcen Beydag-Tasöz); Towards a better understanding of diabetes mellitus using organoid models (Belin Selcen Beydag-Tasöz); Full activation of thermogenesis in brown adipocytes requires Basigin action (Kaja Rupar).

Our students have contributed to at least 183 scientific publications since the programme began in Sept 2016 – including articles in Nature, Science and Cell.

Keep up the good work, everyone!

CPH Bioscience PhD Progress

The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme recruited 109 international students over seven years (2016-2022). Many are enrolled as PhD students at DTU and UCPH currently. CPH Bioscience PhD alumni have gone on to jobs including group leader, post-doc, consulting associate, patent attorney, scientist in industry – and we are very proud of all their achievements.

Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshots

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We ran four Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshot events in 2022, and hosted a total of ten presenters. The last event was with Hana Polasek-Sedlackova, Jan-Erik Messling and Mette Agger. Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshots are series of seminar events organized by Copenhagen Bioscience PhD students. Find more information about past and upcoming Snapshots on the Seminars page.