Fourth ULLA Summer School in Copenhagen

The Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences was the host institution for the Fourth ULLA Summer School held in Copenhagen from 30 June to 9 July 1999. The following is a short outline of the activities during the Summer School.

37 courses (each of a duration of 1 to 2 days) were held during the Summer School for the many participants;

- PhD students from the ULLA institutions (Faculty of Pharmacy, Uppsala University, London School of Pharmacy, Leiden/Amsterdam Centre of Drug Research, Faculty of Pharmacy, University Paris Sud and the Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences)

- PhD students from other universities (University of Utrecht, University of Groningen, University of Warsaw, University of South Australia)

- Young researchers from industry (LEO Pharmaceutical Company, H. Lundbeck A/S, Novo Nordisk A/S).

The Summer School courses dealt with different areas within the pharmaceutical sciences but also courses of more general interest were held, for instance, "Scientific Writing" and "Statistics and Strategies for Experimental Design".

Organisers and teaching staff of the courses came primarily from the ULLA institutions, in some cases staff also came from other educational institutions and from industry (Astra Arcus, Plougmann, Vingtoft & Partners, Løvens Läkemedel, N.V. Organon, H. Lundbeck, Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Novo Nordisk, Protana to mention some of them).

Besides the courses other activities were organised during the Summer School: On Sunday 4 July a symposium was held on "Drugs in the 21st Century - Challenges and Opportunities". The presentations of the speakers were appreciated:

  • Professor, Douwe Breimer from LACDR, the Netherlands
  • Professor, Klaus Bendtzen from the University Hospital, Denmark
  • Vice President Klaus Bøgesø from H. Lundbeck, Denmark
  • Reader Jörgen Lönngren from Professional Genetics Laboratory, Sweden
  • Professor Peter Andrews from the University of Queensland, Australia
  • Dr. Sandy Thomas from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, UK

We thank the three Danish companies who opened their doors on Tuesday 6 July: H. Lundbeck, Novo Nordisk and LEO Pharmaceutical Company.

During the whole Summer School, the participants' posters were displayed in the corridors of the Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

An important aspect of the Summer School was the social activities, including a visit to Dyrehaven/Bakken, a dancing night, a boat trip in the canals of Copenhagen and the ULLA CUP which was won by LACDR.

We would like to thank the following for supporting the Fourth ULLA Summer School:

  • The Commission of the European Communities
  • The Danish Research Academy
  • H. Lundbeck A/S
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Ferring A/S