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PhD course in diabetology

Do you want to learn more about diabetes research and expand your research network? The postgraduate course in diabetology runs every other year.

The postgraduate course in diabetology is arranged every other year by the Diabetes Programme at Lund University (DPLU), a network of young researchers at Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC). 

The course is aimed at PhD students and postdoctoral fellows with an interest in diabetes research and covers experimental research and molecular mechanisms of diabetes as well as clinical diagnostics and treatment. Priority is given to PhD students and postdoctoral fellows at Lund University. 

This course is approved by the Faculty of Medicine and awards two credits (hp). The credits can be used to fulfil the course requirement for obtaining the PhD.

Course aims

  • To broaden the knowledge of molecular mechanisms underlying the development of diabetes and its complications, and to understand how these are studied.  
  • To give insight into how diabetes is diagnosed and treated in the clinic.
  • To help PhD students in the diabetes field expand their research network.

Course content

  • Genetics of diabetes
  • Islet transplantations
  • Hormone secretion
  • Generation of beta-cells from stem cells
  • Insulin resistance
  • Incretins
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Diabetes complications
  • Strategies for diabetes treatment
  • Visit a diabetes clinic

The course has been arranged since 2003 and the next course will be held in spring 2024.

You can find more information about the course and how to apply on the internal website of the Faculty of Medicine.

Link to information about the course on the internal website of the Faculty of Medicine


Karl Bacos, course organiser 
karl [dot] bacos [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se.

Ben King, course organiser
ben [dot] king [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Peter Spégel, course organiser
peter [dot] spegel [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Karin Filipsson, course organiser
karin [dot] filipsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se