Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Copenhagen Bioscience Lecture

    The Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures are a series of open lectures for all researchers and other interested in and around the Copenhagen area. Every 4 weeks, on a Thursday evening, you are invited for lectures on themes with a general interest for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers and bioscience researchers in general. Often there will be a cross-disciplinary focus.

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    08 March 2018


    Oluf Borbye Pedersen Professor, Section for Metabolic Genetics, University of Copenhagen
    Adam Bencard Assistant Professor The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research and at the Medical Museion

    The unfolding of the intestinal microbiota: implications for our understanding of personality, health and disease pathological process.

    Is there a connection between the food we eat and our health?

    Oluf Borbye Pedersen is professor and principal investigator at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen. His research focus is both in clinical diabetology and basic human research in metabolism, genomics and microbiomics. Within clinical medicine, Pedersen and his team conceptualized and conducted the Steno-2 study, the outcome of which has been integrated into the current international diabetes treatment guidelines. His contributions to basic science include numerous discoveries in the genomics control of human metabolism. Currently, Oluf Borbye Pedersen is among the leading scientists globally exploring the role of the intestinal microbial communities for human health and disease risk.

    Adam Bencard is Associate Professor in Medical Humanities at the Medical Museion in Copenhagen, and affiliated with The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research. His work is split evenly between practical science communication (mainly curating exhibitions, most recently the exhibition Mind the Gut at the Medical Museion) and medical humanities research. His current research interest is focused on the cultural and philosophical impact of microbiome research, and what it means to be human in a post-genomic world.


    Registration is completely free of charge, but mandatory.


    3:45 pm Welcome and registration (coffee/tea, water available)
    4:00 pm Start of the lecture
    5:30 pm Networking with a drink and a snack
    6:30 pm Thank you for a splendid end of day!
    NB This event takes place at Experimentarium, Tuborg Havnevej 7, 2900 Hellerup
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    I would like to know about upcoming Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures – where can I find information?

    You are very welcome to join the ‘Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers’ Linkedin group. There you will find information about upcoming lectures, and much more. Also, you may want to sign up for the weekly announcement with events and deadlines, sent out by the group manager.

    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    The organiser offers to pay for a taxi on the following conditions: it has to be transport from either Panum/Mærsk Tower or DTU building 220, if you are at least 3 people in a taxi. This is how it works: you arrange yourself for a taxi from Blegdamsvej or from Kemitorvet, find at least 2 other people to take the taxi with, and at arrival at Tuborg Havnevej 19 you ask Sophie or Gitte to come and pay for the taxi (they’ll check departure address and number of persons in the taxi), as well as to order your taxi back.

    If you are by car, you can park for free in front or at the side of Tuborg Havnevej 19. If that is full, there is 3 hours free parking in the parking to the Waterfront shopping mall at the end of the road.

    Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166), nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Contact Sophie Labrosse at sfeb@novo.dk

    How do I cancel my participation?

    Please help us respecting our speakers, as well as keeping track of the numbers and optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Eventbrite or send an email to Sophie Labrosse (sfeb@novo.dk).

    Can I update my registration information?

    Yes, just log in to Eventbrite. Please use this option also in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your registration.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    No, you do not have to bring your ticket, but registration is mandatory for participation.