Symposia

The Benzon Symposia are international conferences on front line research in medical, pharmaceutical, and related sciences funded by the Alfred Benzon Foundation. The purpose of the symposia is to bring together leading experts within a given field to present and discuss their research and to facilitate interaction between top international scientists and  younger scientists.

Benzon Symposium features 20-25 state of the art presentations by invited scientists, shorter oral presentations and poster presentations selected by the organizing committee from abstracts submitted by potential participants, preferentially younger scientists.

Benzon Symposia are awarded by the board of trustees to Danish scientists after application. The symposia are planned and organized by one or more members of the board of trustees of the Foundation in collaboration with the applicants.The symposia are held in Copenhagen. The maximum number of participants is 150 including invited speakers.

 

Hosting future symposia
Applications from research groups to host the Benzon Symposium No. 66 will be considered from April 1st 2018.

Click here to submit an application.

Upcoming symposia:
No. 63
Scheduled for August 21-24 2017

Organizers: Kristian Strømgaard, Morten P. Meldal, Christian A. Olsen, Stephan A. Pless, Finn Cilius Nielsen, Sven Frøkjær

No. 64
Scheduled for August 27-30 2018
Organizers: Henrik Clausen, Hans H. Wandall, Steffen Thiel, James Paulson, Nico Callewaert, Finn Cilius Nielsen, Hans Bräuner-Osborne
No. 65
TARGETING BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCERS: FROM BASIC RESEARCH TO NOVEL TREATMENT STRATEGIES
Organizers: Claus Storgaard Sørensen, Jos Jonkers, Andre Tutt, Finn Cilius Nielsen and Lars Fugger

 

Previous symposia:

No. 62
Scheduled for August 22-25 2016
Organizers: Lene Juel Rasmussen, Ian D. Hickson, Niels Borregaard and Finn Cilius Nielsen
No. 61 (2015)

Organizers: Bente Vestergaard, Lise Arleth, Joe Zaccai, Dmitri I. Svergun, Andreas Kjær, Egon Bech Hansen, Niels Borregaard and Sven Frøkjær

No. 60 (2014)
BENZON SYMPOSIUM  – NUCLEAR REGULATION BY UBIQUITIN
Organizers: Jiri Lukas, Jesper Svejstrup, Niels Borregaard and Finn Cilius Nielsen

No. 59 (2013)

Organizers: Claus J. Loland, Poul Nissen, Ulrik Gether, Finn Cilius Nielsen and Sven Frøkjær

No. 58 (2012)

Organizers: Susanne Mandrup, Sven Enerbäck, Ormond MacDougald and Niels Borregaard

No. 57 (2010)
ACUTE PAIN – PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND RISK FACTORS FOR CHRONIFICATION
Organizers: Henrik Kehlet, Troels Staehelin Jensen, Arne Svejgaard & Povl Krogsgaard-Larsen

No. 56 (2009)
FUNCTIONAL AND PATHOGENIC PROTEIN-AGGREGATION
Organizers: Daniel Otzen, Poul-Henning Jensen,
Sven Frøkjær and Niels Borregaard

No. 55 (2008)
TRANSCRIPTION, CHROMATIN AND DISEASE 
Organizers: Kristian Helin, Jesper Q. Svejstrup and
Arne Svejgaard

No. 54 (2007)
GLYCOSYLATION: OPPORTUNITIES IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT
Organizers: Ole Hindsgaul, Henrik Clausen, Monica M. Palcic and Povl Krogsgaard-Larsen

No. 53 (2006)
THE NEW BIOLOGY OF THE GASTRIN-CHOLECYSTOKININ FAMILY OF HORMONES
Organizers: Jens F. Rehfeld, Jens Bundgaard, Anders H. Johnsen, Rolf Håkanson and Arne Svejgaard

No. 52 (2005)
CELLULAR RESPONSES TO DNA DAMAGE
Organizers: Jiri Bartek, Jiri Lukas, Jan Hoeijmakers and Arne Svejgaard

No. 51 (2004)
NEUROTRANSMITTER TRANSPORTERS: Basal Function and Drug Targets 
Organizers: Ulrik Gether, Orla Miller Larsson, Peter Høngaard Andersen, Arne Schousboe, Povl Krogsgaard-Larsen and Sven Frøkjær

No. 50 (2003)
THE LIPOCALIN PROTEIN SUPERFAMILY
Organizers: Bo Åkerström, Darren Flower, Jean-Philippe Salier and Niels Borregaard

No. 49 (2002)
MULTIPLE SCHLEROSIS: Genetics, Pathogenesis and Therapy
Organizers: Arne Svejgaard, Alastair Compston, Rikard Holmdahl, Per Soelberg Sørensen and Lars Fugger

No. 48 (2001)
DRUG METABOLISM: REGULATION AND IMPORTANCE
Organizers: Henrik Enghusen Poulsen, Kim Brøsen, Steffen Loft, Urs Meyer, F.F. Kadlubar, P.F. Guengerich, Sven Frøkjær, Arne Svejgaard

No. 47 (2000)
MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY OF ION CHANNELS
Organizers: Jan Egebjerg, Søren-P. Olesen,
Povl Krogsgaard-Larsen

No. 46 (1999)
MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF INNATE IMMUNITY
Organizers: Niels Borregaard, Peter Elsbach, Tomas Ganz, Peter Garred & Arne Svejgaard

No. 45 (1998)
BRAIN BARRIER SYSTEMS
Eds.: Olaf Paulson, Gitte Moos Knudsen & Torben Moos

No. 44 (1998)
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF AGEING
Eds.: Vilhelm Bohr, Brian Clark & Tinna Stevnsner

No. 43 (1997)
PEPTIDE AND PROTEIN DRUG DELIVERY
Eds.: Sven Frøkjær, Lona Christrup & Poul Krogsgaard-Larsen

No. 42 (1997)
RATIONAL MOLECULAR DESIGN IN DRUG RESEARCH
Eds.: Tommy Liljefors, Flemming Steen Jørgensen & Povl Krogsgaard-Larsen

No. 41 (1996)
CORONARY MICROCIRCULATION DURING ISCHAEMIA AND REPERFUSION
Eds.: Stig Haunsø, Jan Aldershvile & Jesper Hastrup Svendsen

No. 40 (1996)
HLA AND DISEASE – THE MOLECULAR BASIS
Eds.: Arne Svejgaard, Søren Buus & Lars Fugger

No. 39 (1995)
STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF 7TM RECEPTORS
Eds.: Thue W. Schwartz, Siv A. Hjorth & Jette Sandholm Kastrup

No. 38 (1994)
SCHIZOPHRENIA – AN INTEGRATED VIEW
Eds.: Rasmus Fog, Jes Gerlach, Ralf Hemmingsen & Povl Krogsgaard-Larsen

No. 37 (1993)
BRAIN LESIONS IN THE NEWBORN – HYPOXIC AND HAEMODYNAMIC PATHOGENESIS
Eds.: Hans C. Lou & Jørgen Falck Larsen

No. 36 (1993)
COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES IN DRUG RESEARCH – STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ASPECTS
Eds.: Klaus Bock, Henrik Clausen & Povl Krogsgaard-Larsen

No. 35 (1992)
DNA REPAIR MECHANISMS
Eds.: Vilhelm A. Bohr, Karsten Wassermann & Kenneth H. Kraemer

No. 34 (1992)
ISOTONIC TRANSPORT IN LEAKY EPITHELIA
Eds.: Hans H. Ussing, J. Fischbarg, 0. Sten-Knudsen, E. Hviid Larsen & Niels J. Willumsen

No. 33 (1991)
NEW LEADS AND TARGETS IN DRUG RESEARCH
Eds.: P. Krogsgaard-Larsen, S. Brøgger Christensen & H. Kofod

No. 32 (1991)
DRUG RESEARCH RELATED TO NEUROACTIVE AMINO ACIDS
Eds.: Arne Schousboe, Nils H. Diemer & Helmer Kofod

No. 31 (1990)
BRAIN WORK AND MENTAL ACTIVITY
Eds.: Niels A. Lassen, David H. Ingvar, Marcus Raichle & Lars Friberg

No. 30 (1990)
REGULATION OF HEPATIC FUNCTION
Eds.: Niels Grunnet & Bjørn Quistorff

No. 29 (1989)
NEUROPEPTIDES AND THEIR RECEPTORS
Eds.: Thue Schwartz, Linda Hilsted & Jens Rehfeld

No. 28 (1989)
FRONTIERS IN DRUG RESEARCH – CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC AND COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
Eds.: B. Jensen, Flemming S. Jørgensen & H. Kofod

No. 27 (1988)
OUTFLOW OF THE CEREBROSPINAL FLUID
Eds.: Fl. Gjerris, S.E. Børgesen & P. Soelberg Sørensen

No. 26 (1987)
NMR SPECTROSCOPY IN DRUG RESEARCH
Eds.: Jerzy Jaroszewski, Kjeld Schaumburg & Helmer Kofod

No. 25 (1987)

MOLECULAR MECHANISMS IN SECRETION
Eds.: Niels A. Thorn, M. Treiman & Ole H. Petersen

No. 24 (1986)

VIRAL CARCINOGENESIS
Eds.: Niels Ole Kjeldgaard & Jes Forchhammer

No. 23 (1985)
THE SYMPATHO-ADRENAL SYSTEM – PHYSIOLOCY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Eds.: Niels Juel Christensen, Ole Henriksen & Niels A. Lassen

No. 22 (1985)
DRUG RECEPTORS AND DYNAMIC PROCESSES IN CELLS
Eds.: Jens S. Schou, Arne Geisler & Svend Norn

No. 21 (1984)
CARDIOVASCULAR SHUNTS – PHYLOGENETIC, ONTOGENETIC AND CLINICAL ASPECTS
Eds.: Kjell Johansen & Warren Burggren

No. 20 (1983)
NATURAL PRODUCTS AND DRUG DEVELOPMENT
Eds.: P. Krogsgaard-Larsen, S. Brøgger Christensen & H. Kofod

No. 19 (1983)
GENE EXPRESSION – THE TRANSLATIONAL STEP AND ITS CONTROL
Eds.: Brian F. Clark & Hans U. Petersen

No. 18 (1982)
HAEMOPOIETIC STEM CELLS – CHARACTERIZATION, PROLIFERATION, REGULATION
Eds.: Sv.-Aa. Killmann, E.P. Cronkite & C.N. Muller-Berat

No. 17 (1981)
OPTIMIZATION OF DRUG DELIVERY
Eds.: Hans Bundgaard, Anne Bagger Hansen & Helmer Kofod

No. 16 (1980)
MOLECULAR GENETICS IN YEAST
Eds.: D. von Wettstein, J. Friis, M. Kielland-Brandt & A. Stenderup

No. 15 (1980)
WATER TRANSPORT ACROSS EPITHELIA – BARRIERS, GRADIENTS AND MECHANISMS
Eds.: Hans H. Ussing, Niels Bindslev, Niels A. Lassen & 0. Sten-Knudsen

No. 14 (1979)
MEMBRANE TRANSPORT IN ERYTHROCYTES – RELATIONS BETWEEN FUNCTION AND MOLECULAR STRUCTURE
Eds.: Ulrik V. Lassen, Hans H. Ussing & Jens Otto Wieth

No. 13 (1978)
SPECIFIC EUKARYOTIC GENES – STRUCTURAL ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTION
Eds.: Jan Engberg, Hans Klenow & Vagn Leick

No. 12 (1978)
GABA-NEUROTRANSMITTERS – PHARMACOCHEMICAL, BIOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL ASPECTS
Eds.: P. Krogsgaard-Larsen, J. Scheel-Krüger & H. Kofod

No. XI (1977)
OSMOTIC AND VOLUME REGULATION
Eds.: C. Barker Jørgensen & E. Skadhauge

No. X (1976)
DRUG DESIGN AND ADVERSE REACTIONS
Eds.: H. Bundgaard, P. Juul & H. Kofod

No. IX (1975)
CONTROL OF RIBOSOME SYNTHESIS
Eds.: N.O. Kjeldgaard & 0. Maaløe

No. VIII (1974)
BRAIN WORK – THE COUPLING OF FUNCTION, METABOLISM AND 1974 BLOOD FLOW IN THE BRAIN
Eds.: David H. Ingvar & Niels A. Lassen

No. VII (1974)
SECRETORY MECHANISMS OF EXOCRINE GLANDS
Eds.: Niels A. Thorn & O.H. Petersen

No. VI (1973)
REGULATION OF HEPATIC METABOLISM
Eds.: Frank Lundquist &- Niels Tygstrup

No. V (1972)
TRANSPORT MECHANISMS IN EPITHELIA
Eds.: H.H. Ussing & Niels A. Thorn

No. IV (1971)
OXYGEN AFFINITY OF HEMOGLOBIN AND RED CELL ACID BASE 1971 STATUS
Eds.: M. Rørth & P. Astrup

No. III (1970)
ION HOMEOSTASIS OF THE BRAIN – THE REGULATION OF HYDROGEN AND POTASSIUM ION CONCENTRATIONS IN CEREBRAL INTRA- AND EXTRACELLULAR FLUIDS
Eds.: B.K. Siesjö & S.C. Sørensen

No. II (1969)
CAPILLARY PERMEABILITY – THE TRANSFER OF MOLECULES AND IONS BETWEEN CAPILLARY BLOOD AND TISSUE
Eds.: Christian Crone & Niels A. Lassen

No. I (1968)
THE ROLE OF NUCLEOTIDES FOR THE STRUCTURE AND CONFORMATION OF ENZYMES
Eds.: H.M. Kalckar, H. Klenow, M. Ottesen & Agnete Munch-Petersen