From November 11-13, 2019, the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport Sciences (NEXSKU) will offer the 5th biannual “Doping and Human Exercise Performance” Symposium featuring experts on a variety of topics related to doping in sports from omics strategies to hematology.

The symposium will be followed by a two-day course for Ph.D. students supported by the Ph.D. School of Science at the University of Copenhagen (and the PCC!).

The PCC is offering two Ph.D. students a $1,250 USD travel grant to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to learn and network.

Central themes of the event include limits for human performance, existing physiological and analytical approaches to detect doping, and new strategies in anti-doping efforts, among other emerging topics taught by and discussed with world-renowned experts. Click here for a full agenda and overview.

If you’d like to apply for a PCC Travel Grant send a CV and letter of intent to Jenna Celmer ( by September 23, 2019. 

The letter should highlight your interest and history with anti-doping, and explain why you’d like to attend the event. How will it impact your future career or research? Eligible applicants must hold, or be attaining a Ph.D. in a scientific field, and preference will be given to junior investigators. Successful applicants will be notified before October 1st.

We encourage all anti-doping investigators to register for this unique occasion to design the anti-doping studies of tomorrow based on knowledge of existing and new state-of-the-art methods.


Who can apply?

Anti-doping, physiology, and/or sport science enthusiasts worldwide holding or attaining a Ph.D. in analytical science or a related field are eligible to apply for a PCC travel grant, and/or register for the course.

Who can attend?

Only Ph.D. students may attend the Ph.D. course offered November 14 and 15. However, non-students wishing to attend the Symposium (Nov. 11-13) without receiving credit hours are welcome to register free of charge.

How much is the course? 

Ph.D. Students: 3000 DKK, which covers lunch, dinner, refreshments, and accommodations during the three-day symposium. Meals and accommodations for the following two day Ph.D. course will be the responsibility of the individual.

Non-Students: 600 DKK will be charged for those wishing to partake in meals and refreshments during the Symposium.

Where is the course?

The Symposium (Nov. 11-13) will take place at Comwell Conference Hotel ( in Holte near Copenhagen. The Ph.D. course (Nov. 14-15) will be held at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports, University of Copenhagen.

Will I receive educational credit? 

Yes! Please visit for a full explanation of credit hours received.

Who is teaching the course?

A full agenda is available via

How large is the class? 

The class will be limited to 25 students. Apply early!

Who is hosting the course? 

The course is hosted by the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport Sciences (NEXSKU) led by Dr. Nikolai Nordsborg at the University of Copenhagen, and supported by Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The Partnership for Clean Competition is also honored to provide support for the event.

Where do I sign up? 

Register for the course here:


Check out some photos from the 2017 event:




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