Activities 2017/18

Activities include workshops, sessions, a summer school, and an individual project. Students will also be asked to plan and host an event.


  • Title: Researcher Development and Project Management (WS1)
    Course leaders: Rune Dall Jensen & Christine Ilkjær 
    Dates: 13 October 2017 16:00-19:15 (and afterwards dinner), 14 October 2017 9:00-15:00
    Location: Kollokvierum East, Victor Albeck Building, Vennelyst Boulevard 4, 8000 Aarhus C
  • Title: Pain Modulation (WS2)
    Course leaders: Lene Baad-Hansen & Flemming W. Bach
    Dates: 3 November 2017 15:30-18:30, 9 November 2017 16:30-21:00, 12 November 2017 13:00-17:00
    Location: Kollokvierum Øst (VAB)
  • Title: Integrated Health Care (WS3)
    Course leaders: Rikke KJ Olsen & Bobby Zachariae
    Dates: 30 November 16:30-21:00 Kollokvium Vest, 9 December 9:15-14:00 Det Blå Auditorium, 21 December 16:30-20:00 Kollokvium Øst
  • Title: Neuroscience (WS4)
    Course leaders: Mai Marie Holm & Simon Glerup Pedersen
    Dates: 30 January 2018 16:15-19:00, 1 February 2018 16:15-19:00, 6 February 2018 16:15-19:00 
    Location: Please see dropdown menu

WS1: Researcher Development and Project Management

Course leaders: Rune Dall Jensen, PhD Fellow at Centre of Health Sciences Education, Aarhus University & Christine Ilkjær, PhD Fellow at Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Aarhus University


The workshop focuses on early career researcher training. The aim of the workshop is to introduce the students to research and strengthen their insight in research paradigms, research set-ups and their role as a researcher. The workshop will be built around interplay between lectures and student activated activities.

Friday, October 13th 2017 at 16:00-19:15:

  • 1st lecture: Rune Dall Jensen – What is a research talent? 
  • 2nd lecture: Christine Ilkjær – How to be a researcher. 
  • 19.15: Workshop dinner

Saturday, October 14th 2017 at 09:00-15:00:

  • 1st lecture: Mette Krogh Christensen – Career pathways – What to learn more than research skills. 
  • 2nd lecture: Vibeke Elisabeth Hjortdal – How to make a research protocol and conduct a research study. 3nd lecture: Christine Ilkjær & Rune Dall Jensen – Make your own research proposal and plan your research career.

Location: Kollokvierum Øst in the Victor Albeck Building, Vennelyst Boulevard 4, 8000 Aarhus C

WS2: Pain Modulation

Course leaders: Lene Baad-Hansen, Associate Professor at the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health & Flemming W. Bach, Professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine.


Friday, November 3rd 2017 at 15:30-18:30:

  • 15:30-15:45 Welcome (FWB & LBH) 
  • 15:45-17:00 The physiology of pain and its modulation (TJS) 
  • 17:00-17:15 Coffee 
  • 17:15-17:35 Demonstration Cold Pressor Test (LBH) 
  • 17:40-18:30 Lecture by TBA

Thursday, November 9th 2017 at 16:30-21:00:

  • 16:30-16:40 Today´s program 
  • 16:40-17:45 Placebo and nocebo effects (Lene Vase) 
  • 17:45-18:30 Sandwich and networking 18:30-18:45 Presentation of group assignment (FWB & LBH) 18:45-19:45 Working groups 
  • 19:45-20:00 Coffee 
  • 20:00-21:00 Presentation of group results and discussion

Sunday, November 12th 2017 at 13:00-17:00:

  • 13:00-13:15 Today´s program 
  • 13:15-14:00 Functional disorders – deficient pain modulation? 
  • 14:00-14:15 Coffee 
  • 14:15-15:15 Pain modulation in patients with depression (Lise Gormsen) 
  • 15:15-15:30 Break 
  • 15:30-16:30 Modulation of pain by physical activity/ music/ hypnosis/ mindfulness, or How to boost endogenous pain modulation with pharmacology 
  • 16:30-17:00 Discussion and evaluation (FWB & LBH)

Location: Kollokvierum Øst (VAB) 

WS3: Integrated Healthcare

Course leaders: Rikke Katrine Jentoft Olsen, Associate Professor at the Research Unit for Molecular Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine & Bobby Zachariae, Professor at the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Science, Aarhus University and Director of Unit for Psychooncology and Health Psychology at Department of Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital.


Integrated healthcare is an approach that aims at managing and preventing diseases according to individual risk and needs. It is based on predispositions, inherited in a person’s genome and epigenome, combined with lifestyle and environmental influence. With the workshop we aim to train students from various educational healthcare disciplines in the biology of the multisystemic stress networks that define individual disease resilience, and as such have the potential to move healthcare from disease-specific treatment towards more patient-specific disease prevention and management. During lectures, group works and a mini-symposium, the students will discuss scientific, technical and structural changes that are needed to integrate stress network biology in the modern healthcare system. We believe that bringing diverse healthcare students together, at an early stage in their carrier, will facilitate the interdisciplinary and expansive thinking that are needed for the next generation of healthcare researcher/workers to practice Integrated Healthcare.

Program for WS3.


30 November - Kollokvium Vest - 16:30-21:00

9 December - Det Blå Auditorium - 9:15-14:00

21 December - Kollokvium Øst - 16:30-20:00

WS4: Neuroscience

Course leaders: Mai Marie Holm


The workshop focuses on neuroscience in health and disease. The brain is perhaps the most complex organ in the human body and the workshop covers several aspects of neuroscience research and current knowledge on selected disease mechanisms. Topics will span from biomedical neuroscience to translational neuropsychiatry. The aim of the workshop is to stimulate interest in neuroscience and strengthen the students’ insight in brain related mechanisms. Additionally, the workshop aims to strengthen innovative thinking in modern neuroscience. The workshop will include lectures, group work and group presentations. Research facilities optimized for different neuroscience areas will be visited and presented by active researchers. Emphasis will be put on new research strategies, advantages versus limitations of current research approaches, development of research proposals etc. A presentation by a relevant external guest lecturer will be fitted into the program, if possible.

Tuesday, January 30th 2018 at 16:15-19:00:

  • 1st lecture: Mai Marie Holm
  • 2nd lecture: Simon Glerup Guided tour in the neuroscience research facilities. 
  • Location: Room 347, building 1170, Biochemistry      

Thursday, February 1st 2018 at 16:15-19:00:

  • 1st lecture: Gregers Wegener 
  • 2nd lecture: Betina Elfving Guided tour in the research facilities at Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine
  • Location: Meeting room, TNU, Entrance 34, Skovsagervej 2, 8240 Risskov

Tuesday, February 6th 2018 at 16:15-19:00:

  • Student presentation and feedback discussions
  • Location: Room 347, building 1170, Biochemistry      

Peer Feedback Sessions

  • Title: Peer Feedback Sessions I-III 
    Course leader: Anja P. Einholm.
    January 18 2018 at 16 to 20
    April 5 2018 at 16 to 20
    June 7 2018 at 16 to 20
    Location: Building: 1421 -  Mødelokale 1

Peer Feedback Sessions I-III

When?What?PreparationDeadline upload
21 Dec. 2017 16.30‐17:00 Kollokvium ØstIntro of peer feedbackYour expectations to peer feedback

18 Jan. 2018 16:15‐19:15

Meeting room 1, bld. 1421, Studenternes Hus

Project plan

Read the paper RM van der Leeuw and IA Slootweg (2013).

Twelve tips for making the best use of feedback. Med Teach. 35:348‐51

Upload draft of your project plan and prepare presentation (½‐1 page in English) Read your fellow students' draft (in your group) and prepare feedback

14 January

5 April 2018 16:00‐20:00

Meeting room 1, bld. 1421, Studenternes Hus

Milestones Talk: Ebba Nexø – Responsible conduct of researchUpload milestone plan (including goals for progression and activities) and prepare presentation in English30 Marts

7 June 2018 16:00‐20:00

Meeting room 1, bld. 1421, Studenternes Hus

Project issues and matching of expectationsTBA29 May



Summer School

Title: Interactions between mother-fetus and child health

  • Course leader: Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Professor at Centre for Arctic Health & Molecular Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University
  • Dates: 6 August 2018 – 10 August 2018 (full days in week 32)
  • Location: TBA