Advanced training of young researchers is a most important factor for the future development of biomedical science. Based on regional links, collaboration and expertise in science and education the Medical Faculties of the Universities of Copenhagen, Kiel and Lund have established the Baltic Lab Course (BLC) to combine their efforts in training of young researchers. BLC_2003 will concentrate on highly relevant topics of neurobiology and neurology.
Corresponding to the program of the BSS, one part of the courses addresses scientific approaches of neuronal dysfunction and death programs, combined with the corresponding pro-inflammatory and pro-degenerative activation of microglia; particular focus is on the signal-transduction-cascade of c-Jun N-terminal kinases (JNK), a central mediator of neuronal death. This schedule reflects the basic intraneuronal and extraneuronal processes underlying a variety of neurodegenerative disorders. The courses are on different levels part addressing both, neuroscientists and clinicians.
These fields have dramatically expanded because of the rapid scientific development and the need to cope with chronic progressive diseases, which are an economic burden to Society.