The vision of Department of Health Science and Technology, HST, is to improve health throughout society by development of new devices, methods and therapies, and by prevention of illness. Specifically, the North Denmark Region is a field of interest, the aim being to reduce the shortage of doctors and collaborate with industry.
Institut for Medicin og Sundhedsteknologi Department of Health Science and Technology
From Molecule to Society
Research at HST spans “from Molecule to Society”. It is conducted on 1) the human cell and the molecules it is built from, 2) the human body within e.g. neurology, pain, rehabilitation, biomechanics and cardiology, and 3) medical informatics systems within areas as image analysis, decision support and telemedicine.
The laboratories of HST support research as well as teaching, and the physical dimensions of objects in the laboratories span from micrometers (the cell) to several meters (human run).
30.03.2015 at 08.45 AM - 01.04.2015 at 04.00 PM
Therapeutic Development: Target Validation and Biomarkers
Biomarkers are essential elements in translational medicine and play an important role in therapeutic discovery and development. Biomarker selection, validation, and application are critical for several steps, such as target validation, assessments of safety and efficacy, pharmacodynamic or pharmacokinetic responses, patient selection, clinical endpoints, and understanding of the mechanism of disease progression and therapeutic intervention during the course of therapeutic developments. Successful application of validated biomarkers is the key strategy to improve the drug discovery and development towards new medical entities.
10.04.2015 at 03.00 PM - 06.00 PM
PhD lecture by Søren Thorgaard Skou
Søren Thorgaard Skou will defend his PhD thesis: "Pain and sensitization in knee osteoarthritis and persistent post-operative pain". The PhD research has been performed in collaboration with Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University
Department of Health Science and Technology's second Center of Excellence opened
For the second time Department of Health Science and Technology has been awarded a Center of Excellence by the Danish National Research Foundation
PhD lecture by Manuel Correia
Manuel Correia will defend his PhD thesis: "UV light effects on proteins and new approaches in nanomedicine", which was supervised by Steffen B. Petersen, BioMedicine, Department of Health Science and Technology.
Siemens awards student projects
Siemens Foundation has awarded grants to four student groups from Aalborg University. Three of these groups were from School of Medicine and Health, supervised by researchers from Department of Health Science and Technology.
Official opening of CNAP in March
Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP), will be officially opened Wednesday 25 March 2015. The new Center of Excellence supported by the Danish National Research Foundation will investigate how an inappropriately flexible central nervous system can be responsible for the long-lasting or chronic pain that affects one in five adults in Denmark. A substantial goal that if met can turn the understanding of the pain system on its head and improve treatment.