Friday, 27 September 2019 10:45

PhD Course in Tracing brain and behavioural changes across the lifespan

Influence of intrinsic and extrinsic factors and personalized health care (January 2020)

The PhD course is offered by the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance in collaboration with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Focus of the course:

Insight into how the human brain and behaviour changes and is affected by biological, bodily or physical, and environmental factors, across the lifespan is pivotal in understanding behavioural and neurobiological risk for pathology, and for understanding health, resilience and potential. Lectures are given by experts in the field and build on the latest research findings from neuroimaging and behavioural studies.

The course highlights specific intrinsic, e.g. genes, hormones, immune system and extrinsic factors, e.g. nutrition, gut microbiota and physical activity, which influence brain and behavioural development and aging. Deviations from the typical pattern of brain and behavioural trajectories are illustrated by examples of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

We will address fundamental methodological and neuroscientific questions regarding lifespan neuroscience, including study designs and data analytical approaches. What is a “good” or “bad” lifespan trajectory in terms of brain function and structure? How do we work towards more personalized, precision medicine optimised to individuals? How does a given brain function unfold over long time-window and how can these behavioural trajectories be linked to “brain dynamics” in terms of structural and functional changes?  

Main themes

Day 1: Population neuroscience across the lifespan

Day 2: Brain and behavioural changes across the human life span

Day 3: Identifying patterns of change over time and causality: data analyses strategies

Day 4: Intrinsic and extrinsic factors influencing brain and behaviour across the lifespan

Day 5: Towards personalized health care

Participants

The course is aimed at PhD students (e.g. medicine, neuroscience, psychology, engineering, humanities) interested in brain and behavioural changes across the lifespan. No specific qualifications required.

There is room for maximal 30 students

Dates:          

27-31 January 2020

Language:   

English

Form:           

Lectures, group work and discussions

Location:

Educational building auditorium A1, and rooms 1 and 4

Hvidovre Hospital, Kettegård Allé 30, DK-2650 Hvidovre, Denmark

Registration:  Please register before 01.01.2020

https://phdcourses.ku.dk/DetailKursus.aspx?id=106692&sitepath=SUND 

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Course managers:

Senior Researchers Kathrine Skak Madsen and William Baaré and professors Carl-Johan Boraxbekk and Hartwig Roman Siebner

Tentative programme:

 You can see the tentative programme by clicking here.

Teachers:

  • Andrew Schork, Lead Scientist, Institute of Biological Psychiatry, Mental Health Services, Sct. Hans, Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark
  • Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Professor, Section Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Anouk Marsman, Senior Researcher, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Centre for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and Research, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark
  • Athanasia Monika Mowinckel, Staff Scientist, Center of Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Carl-Johan Boraxbekk, Professor, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Centre for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and Research, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark& University of Umeå
  • Carsten Obel, Professor, Department of Public Health - Institute of General Medical Practice, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Claudia Buss, Professor, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), Institute of Medical Psychology, Berlin, 10117, Germany & University of California, Irvine, Development, Health, and Disease Research Program, Orange, CA, 92697, USA.
  • Danilo Bzdok, Professor, Section of Social and Affective Neurosciences, Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Hartwig Siebner, Professor, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Centre for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and Research, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark & Department of Neurology, Copenhagen University Hospital Bispebjerg, Copenhagen, Denmark & Institute for Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Kathrine Skak Madsen, Senior Researcher, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Centre for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and Research, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark & Radiography, Department of Technology, University College Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Kristine Walhovd, Professor, Center of Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Laura Nawijn, Reseacher, Department of Psychiatry, VU university Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Petra Sandberg, Postdoc, Centre for Demographic and Aging Research, Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
  • Rochellys Diaz Heijtz, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • Rogier Kievit, Group leader, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • Søren Brunak, Professor, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Tomáš Paus, Professor, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, Canada & Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
  • Victoria Southgate, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • William Baaré, Senior Researcher, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Centre for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and Research, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark