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Christa Funch Jensen

Christa Funch Jensen

PhD Student

Education

  • 2004:  Mathematical student

  • 2007: Side subject in Sports (Idræt), Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

  • 2010:  Bachelor in Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen
    Bachelor project:
    Half a year science project, under the supervision of Per Amstrup Pedersen, Professor at the Department of Biology, Molecular Integrative Physiology, University of Copenhagen. Project title: Localization of human Wilson wild type and 10 mutant alleles in S. Cerevisiae
  • 2010 – 2012: Master Student in Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen
    Master thesis: One year science project under the supervision of Morten Schak Nielsen, Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Heart and circulatory Research Section, University of Copenhagen. Subject of master thesis: Intramyocardial lipid accumulation and conduction velocity Thesis handed in 1. Sep. 2012, defence 24. Sep. 2012

Work

  • 2008 – 2010: Student worker, Centre for Social Evolution, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

  • 2011 – 2012: Student worker, Gubra, Hørsholm (Science Company)

  • 2012 – 2012: Research assistant, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Heart and circulatory Research Section, University of Copenhagen

Poster presentations

  • Sept 2012: Acute intramyocardial lipid accumulation in rats does not induce cardiac conduction slowing per se. BMI day (Biomedical Institute day).

  • Feb 2013: Acute intramyocardial lipid accumulation in rats does not induce cardiac conduction slowing per se. Gordon Research Conference: Cardiac arrhythmia mechanisms, Ventura California

  • May 2013: Acute intramyocardial lipid accumulation in rats does not induce cardiac conduction slowing per se. PhD day

  • June 2013: Time dependence of diet-induced conduction disturbances in the heart. Sandbjerg Meeting, Danish cardiovascular research academy (DaCRA) - summer school.

Oral presentations

  • June 2012:  Acute intramyocardial lipid accumulation in rats does not induce cardiac conduction slowing per se. Danish Arrhythmia Research Centre (DARC), annual meeting.                                                                                                                                 

  • June 2012: Acute intramyocardial lipid accumulation in rats does not induce cardiac conduction slowing perse. Sandbjerg Meeting, Danish cardiovascular research academy (DaCRA) - summer school.

PhD Courses

  • June 2012: Sandbjerg Meeting, Danish cardiovascular research academy (DaCRA), - summer school. 4.3 ECTS points.

  • Oct 2012: Inward rectifier and two-pore domain potassium channels: From molecular pharmacology to human therapeutics”. At the Carlsberg Academy, The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Cardiac Arrhythmia (DARC). 2.4 ECTS points.

  • Feb 2013:  Gordon Research Conference: Cardiac arrhythmia mechanisms, Ventura California. 3.0 ECTS points.

  • May 2013: Responsible conduct of research – Provided by the PhD graduate school. 2 ECTS points

  • June 2013: Sandbjerg Meeting, Danish cardiovascular research academy (DaCRA), - summer school. 3.8 ECTS points.

Post-Graduate Courses

  • Course in Laboratory Animal Science at Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen (obtained personal licence to perform animal experiments).

  • Course in Radioactive Isotopes and Ionizing Radiation, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen (obtained personal licence to perform experiments with Radioactive isotopes).

Conferences:

  • Feb 2013 "Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms" Gordon Research Conference, Ventura, California.

Prices/Awards:

  • June 2013: Best poster presentation, at the 2013 Summer Meeting in Danish Cardiovascular Research Academy, DaCRA. Award, 2000,-

Applied techniques

  • Langendorff perfusions.
  • Ex vivo measurement of cardiac conduction velocity.
  • Different staining techniques.
  • Confocal/fluorescence microscopy.
  • Thin layer chromatography.
  • PCR - Gel electrophoresis.
  • Isolation of total DNA, transformation and homologous recombination in yeast cells

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