B.Sc. students from DIS visited DanStem – University of Copenhagen

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24 October 2016

B.Sc. students from DIS visited DanStem

Dissemination

On the afternoon of Wednesday 19 October, 17 B.Sc. students from DIS (Danish Institute for Study Abroad) Copenhagen - www.disabroad.org/copenhagen/ - visited DanStem as part of their course on ”Epigenetics and the Environment”.

The students are currently enrolled at various US universities and they are studying at DIS Copenhagen for an exchange semester. Most of the students want to pursue a career in medical sciences. The prerequisite for the ”Epigenetics and the Environment” course was one year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level, including one semester of genetics.

During the course, they undertake two field study trips (the first on August 31 was to the “Department of Veterinary Clinical and Animal Sciences, Anatomy and Biochemistry, University of Copenhagen”).

They were presented with a 5-minute introduction to DanStem then a talk by Assistant Professor Phil Allan Seymour about “Pancreas Development: Transcription Factors, Signaling Pathways & Epigenetics”

The 17 students then split into two groups and spent half an hour dissecting (with an emphasis on the digestive system and pancreas) an adult mouse in pairs (run by Phil) or were given a tour of the Center by PhD students Jonas and Anuska with coffee and a Q&A session. The students departed at 15.45.