Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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The “Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences” Graduate Programme is one of the 22 Graduate Programmes offered by the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences and it is hosted at the GLOBE Institute. The GLOBE Institute operates at the intersection of natural and medical sciences and the humanities. The “Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences” Graduate Programme aims to provide advanced, research-based interdisciplinary training on earth sciences, evolution, environment, and diseases studies.

 

So far, interdisciplinarity between natural and biomedical science has not been adequately supported by a dedicated training program to institutionalize the preparation of specialists with advanced competence spanning over multiple research fields. The GLOBE “Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences” Graduate Programme seeks to address this structural weakness within UCPH advanced educational offer by bringing in a single training environment world-leading research sections with diversified and complementary focus on earth sciences, evolution, environment, and diseases studies. The GLOBE Graduate Programme also guides the PhD fellows to develop the advanced interdisciplinary knowledge required to achieve seamless integration of earth sciences, ecology and evolution studies with disease studies and biomedical disciplines. Through the creation of a coherent and powerful training environment, and by empowering interdisciplinary knowledge, as well as specific research-related and transferable skills, the GLOBE Graduate Programme aims at scaffolding the GLOBE PhD fellows’ future professional thinking. The mindset (or “forma mentis”) the GLOBE Graduate Programme alumni will have acquired during their early-stage training experience will strongly affect all their future professional practicing, within and outside academia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional networking activities 

GLOBE PhD Day 2022 - Register here

Date: 28 January 2022

On 28 January 2022, we will host the first annual PhD Day at GLOBE. Since the PhD Day was cancelled last year, we ask all PhD students to register once again by filling in the updated sign-up survey. For questions, please contact us on the GLOBE PhD slack channel #globe-phd-day or by email to PhDDay@sund.ku.dk

Courses 

Courses on large-scale datasets analysis (at least one required)

A relevant competence common to all the GLOBE PhD fellows, independently from the section they are part of, is the ability to confidently treat large-scale dataset. For this reason, the “Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences” Graduate Programme offers two courses focused on the analysis of large-scale datasets. Based on their background knowledge, the attendance of at least one of the two courses is required to each GLOBE PhD fellow.

 

Title: Fundamentals in Computational Analysis of Large-Scale Datasets (required)

Course director: Martin Sikora

Date: 07/03/2022  –  18/03/2022

Enrollment deadline  14/02/2022

ECTS: 5 

 
Title: Advanced topics in Data Analysis (required) - SOLD OUT -

Course directors: Fernando Racimo and Shyam Gopalakrishnan

Date: 28/03/2022 – 08/04/2022

Enrollment deadline: 01/03/2022

ECTS: 5


Research line-specific courses

To fulfil the training needs of each section, the “Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences” Graduate Programme also offers elective courses and summer schools focused on earth sciences, ecology and evolution.

 

Title: Introduction to cosmochemistry and planet formation         

Course director: Anders Johansen

Date: 31.01.2022 – 04.02.2022

Enrollment deadline: 02/01/2022

ECTS: 3.8

  

Title: Practical Palaeoproteomics Summer School

Course directors: Enrico Cappellini and Alberto Taurozzi

Date: 11/08/2022 - 19/08/2022

Enrollment deadline: 01/04/2022

ECTS: 5

 

Title: Modelling species distributions under climate change

Course director: David B. Nogues

Date: 29/08/2022 - 2/09/2022

Enrollment deadline  t.b.a.

ECTS: 5


Transferable skills activities

Title: Ethical Challenges in Genetics Research - Register here

Activity coordinators: Fernando Racimo, Tharsika Vimala and Hugh McColl 

ECTS: 2

 

Title: Star and Planet Formation

Activity coordinators: Anders Johansen, Martin Schiller. Isaac James Onyett

ECTS: 2.5

 

Title: R Working group focusing on data analysis

Activity coordinators: Rodrigues da Fonseca, Maria NovosolovHannah Lois Owens and Julia Helena Heinen

ECTS: 2

 

2021

Courses

Title: Fundamentals in Analysis of Large-Scale Datasets         

Course director: Martin Sikora

Date: 12.08.2021 – 20.08.2021

Enrollment deadline 01/03/2021

ECTS: 5  

Title: Advanced topics in Data Analysis         

Course directors: Fernando Racimo and Shyam Gopalakrishnan

Date: 26.04.2021 – 07.05.2021

Enrollment deadline: 12/03/2021

ECTS: 5 

Title: Introduction to Hologenomics         

Course directors: Antton Alberdi and Morten Limborg

Date: 25.05.2021 – 04.06.2021

Enrollment deadline 23/04/2021

ECTS: 5 

Title: Practical Palaeoproteomics Summer School

Course directors: Enrico Cappellini and Alberto Taurozzi

Date: 12.08.2021 - 20.08.2021

Enrollment deadline: 01/06/2021

ECTS:5

Title: Modelling species distributions under climate change

Course director: David Nogués Bravo

Date: 30.08.2021 - 03.09.2021

Enrollment deadline: 30/07/2021

ECTS: 4.5

Title: Julia for data analysis in ecology and evolution

Course director: Michael K. Borregaard

Date: 18.10.2021 - 29.10.2021

Enrollment deadline: 27/09/2021

ECTS: 5

 

Transferable skills activities

Title: Science communication

Professional networking activities

Opening of the academic year for PhD students

On 29 October, we celebrated the opening of the academic year to welcome the new PhD fellows at the GLOBE Institute. The event was organised by the GLOBE PhD Programme Steering Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

Here, https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/support-for-phd-students/, you can read more about the different kind of support The Graduate School and The University of Copenhagen provide to PhD students enrolled at The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. 

Each Department or Institute at SUND has a PhD coordinator that can help you to navigate the PhD Program and other related issues. PhD coordinators act as advisers to PhD students on non-academic issues, help to facilitate the contact between you, the department, the graduate program and the Graduate School when necessary. PhD coordinators also foster a good academic and social environment for the PhD students, provide support their well-being and foster a good academic and social environment for the PhD students, contribute to organize events for PhD students and collaborate with student organizations.

At GLOBE, we have a Phd coordinator for each of the sections. Please find the details here:

Stars and Planets Formation Martin Schiller schiller@sund.ku.dk

Geogenetics Martin Sikora martin.sikora@sund.ku.dk

CMEC David Nogués-Bravo dnogues@sund.ku.dk

Evolutionary Genomics, Evolutionary Homobolomics and Geobiology Enrico Cappellini ecappellini@sund.ku.dk

 

 

You can sign up for courses at the Science PhD School here.

You can sign up for courses at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences here.

For signing up for both Faculties, you need to use your KU username.

  1. Click on the link “Login for PhD students at UCPH” at the top right-hand corner.
  2. Enter your UCPH Username (KU ID)(ex. abc123) and your password. If you don’t know or remember your password, use the “Forgot password”-function in the bottom left-hand corner. 

For both schools there are “how to” in the left hand side at the course page.

Please be aware of the cancellation policy at SUND.

You can always contact the PhD school’s:

phd@science.ku.dk for Science courses

phdkursus@sund.ku.dk for SUND courses