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Introduction to omics for clinical researchers Part 2

May 13 - May 14

Aim and content

This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD Students from NorDoc member faculties. All other participants must pay the course fee.

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at a Danish university, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. This also applies to PhD students from NorDoc member faculties. After the enrollment deadline, available seats will be allocated to applicants on the waiting list.

Learning objectives

A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Knowledge (part 1): understand and discuss the fundamental principles underlying OMICS analyses including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and lipidomics as well as bioinfomatics.

2. Knowledge (part 2): understand and discuss key aspects of the methods, techniques and interpretation of applied OMICs analyses including i) the impact of genome variation on health and disease, ii) the potential applications of modern techniques to study genomic variation, iii) the strengths and limitations of translation of genome variation, iv) the application of RNA sequencing, v) the principles and application of transcriptomic profiling of tissue and single cells, vi) the application, characteristics and principles of proteomics, vii) the use of mass spectrometry for proteomic analyses and protein databases, viii) the characteristics and principles of metabolomics, ix) the basic aspects of bioinformatics including machine learning, integration of omic data and visualization.

3. Skills (part 1): Understand and discuss the fundamental aspects of studies using genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics in humans.

4. Skills (part 2): i) Critically evaluate results from studies of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics in humans, ii) Design an appropriate study evaluating OMICS in human diseases.

5. Competences (part 1): Understand and explain central aspects of key aspects of OMICS studies.

6. Competences: Understand and explain central aspects of applied OMICS studies (part 2).


The main themes covered in the course are genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomic and bioinformatics. Part 1 covers the fundamental aspects and part 2 includes more detailed knowledge including applied OMICS studies.


Participants must be enrolled as PhD students at the Copenhagen University, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Relevance to graduate programmes

The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

All graduate programmes




The course is organized as an 11-hour online course (part 1) followed by a 2-day course with lectures (part 2). Both courses include exercises. We recommend that part 1 is completed before enrolment in part 2, but the two courses may be taken independently.
Part 1 is recorded and an online on-demand course consisting of modules that may be taken by the students when it is convenient for them. This is done to increase the flexibility and will also make it possible for a larger number of students to enrol. At the end of each online module, participants have to compete multiple choice questionnaires and a written assigmnent to ensure that the course is interactive.

Course director

– Lise Lotte Gluud, Professor, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, University of Copenhagen,

– Nicolai J. Wewer Albrechtsen , Associate Professor, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen,


– Stefan Stender,, Senior Registrar, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Rigshospitalet,
– Peter Davidsen,, Computational Biologist, Ferring
– Lili Niu,, PhD student, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Clinical Proteomics, University of Copenhagen,
– Karolina Sulek,, Associate Professor, Mann Group, University of Copenhagen,
– Tune H Pers,, Associate Professor, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen,
– Majken K Jensen,, Professor, Section of Epidemiology, University of Copenhagen,
– Karina Banasik,, Associate Professor, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Brunak Group,
– Andreas Mund,, Associate Professor, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research,Proteomics Program,
– Ana Rita Freitas Colaco,, PostDoc, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research,Proteomics Program,
– Annelaura Bach Nielsen,, PostDoc, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research,Proteomics Program


Part 1, the online courses will be available October 2023 and March 2024.

Part 2 will take place 13 – 14 May 2024

Course location

Part 1: online.
Part 2: Mærsk Tower, University of Copenhagen.


Please register before Part 1: 18 September 2023 for the October course and 12 February 2024 for the course in March 2024.

Part 2: 11 March 2024

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules. Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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