Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences
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 institutionalise the preparation of specialists with advanced competence spanning over multiple research fields. The “Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences” Graduate Programme will seek 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 will also guide 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 will scaffold future ESRs’ professional thinking. The mind-set (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 or outside academia.
Please note: all the courses will be activated starting from the second semester of the academic year 2020-2021.
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. The attendance of at least one of the two courses is required to each GLOBE PhD fellow, based on their background knowledge.
Courses on large-scale datasets analysis
Title: Fundamentals in Analysis of Large-Scale Datasets
Course director: Martin Sikora
Title: Advanced topics in Analysis of Large-Scale Datasets
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.
Research line-specific courses
Title: Species Distributions under Global Change
Course director: David Nogués Bravo
Title: Introduction to Hologenomics
Title: Introduction to Cosmochemistry and Planet Formation
Course director: Anders Johansen
Title: Practical Palaeoproteomics Summer School
Title: Ancient DNA and Human History
Course directors: Hannes Schroeder, Fernando Racimo
Title: Introduction to Phylogenomics
Course directors: David A. Duchene and Shyam Gopalakrishnan
Transferable skills activities
Title: Postdoc grant application writing
Title: Career Strategy: Even the Best Ones Make Mistakes
Seminar speakers: Tom Gilbert
Finally, the “Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences” Graduate Programme also aims to deliver workshops and seminar sessions on broad-interest topics and transferrable skills. These meetings offer PhD fellows the opportunity network with peers and PIs from different sections.
Enrico Cappellini, Associate Professor, palaeoproteomics, Head of Graduate Programme, GLOBE Institute, Evogenomics section;
David Nogués Bravo, Professor, macroecology, GLOBE Institute, CMEC;
Martin Schiller, Associate Professor, Cosmochemistry, GLOBE Institute, StarPlan (also representing the GeoBio section)
Martin Sikora, Associate Professor, palaeogenomics, GLOBE Institute Geogenetics section
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.
- Click on the link “Login for PhD students at UCPH” at the top right-hand corner.
- 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:
firstname.lastname@example.org for Science courses
email@example.com for SUND courses