New BRIDGE Omics Programme is Open for Applicants

Posted on 29.04.2024

The BRIDGE Programme now opens for external researchers and offers spots on its BRIDGE Omics Programme.

BRIDGE is Denmark’s only postdoc program focused on translational medicine, and it plays a crucial role in ensuring that research results are translated from the lab into concrete treatments, improving patients’ quality of life. The program combines research, clinical practice and the pharmaceutical industry and provides researchers with the necessary skills to bridge these areas.

Application Information

Application deadline: 29 May 2024

Read more about the application requirements and procedure on the BRIDGE website.

Target Group

The Programme is directed at postdoctoral researchers and doctors in translational medicince from academia, clinic, or life science industry.

Important Dates in 2024

  • Welcome meeting: 2 October 9.00-10.00
  • Omics I: 7-9 October (3 days)
  • Omics II: 29 October – 1 November (4 days)
  • Omics III: 11-13 November (3 days)

Course days are usually from 9.00-16.00. Courses can have networking events in the evening. A detailed course programme will be shared about a month in advance of each course.

About the BRIDGE Omics Programme

The world of omics is where the intricacies of biological systems are unravelled through the lens of high-throughput data generation and analysis. In this series of three courses, the BRIDGE Omics Programme provide a structured approach to understanding biological data, starting with the basic principles of genomics, and progressing towards advanced techniques in multiomics analysis and systems biology.

The courses are designed for postdoctoral scientists. Each course builds upon the knowledge gained from the preceding ones, offering a seamless progression through the layers of omics data analysis.

Translational Discovery Omics

The first course provides a comprehensive overview of genomics, from the basic principles of DNA structure and function to advanced techniques in sequencing and data analysis. Topics covered include genome organization, gene expression, genetic variation, and the application of genomics in areas such as personalized medicine and evolutionary biology.

In the second course, you will investigate the complexities of the proteome, exploring its composition, structure, function, and dynamic regulation. Proteins are the molecular machines that drive virtually every biological process, from cell signaling and metabolism to immune response and disease progression.

The third course provides a comprehensive overview of epigenetic mechanisms, including DNA methylation, histone modifications, and non-coding RNAs, and their roles in regulating gene expression, development, and disease. A variety of model systems commonly used in biological research are presented and participants are introduced to the principles and methodologies of systems biology, including network analysis, mathematical modelling, and high-throughput data integration. Finally, the course explores the principles and applications of precision medicine across a range of disease areas, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disorders, and rare genetic conditions.

Through a combination of lectures, hands-on exercises, and case studies, you will gain a deep understanding of how omics is shaping modern biology and medicine.

Contact Information

E-mail contact:

Trine Brøndt Nielsen
Course coordinator for the BRIDGE Programme

Sabine Kayser
Programme Coordinator for the BRIDGE Programme

Peter Garred
BRIDGE Chair, and Professor of Clinical Molecular Medicine, Laboratory of Molecular Medicine, Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen

Marianne Benn
BRIDGE Co-Chair, and Professor in Clinical Biochemistry with Focus on Translational Medicine, Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen

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