Basic Science Course: Epithelial ion transport in the GI tract

July 4-6, 2019
Pécs, Hungary

This course is an educational opportunity for young PhDs and basic science oriented MDs in the field of gastroenterology across Europe and combines state-of-the-art lectures with hands-on training in the laboratory. This course is focused on epithelial ion transport. Epithelial ion transports play a fundamental role in the maintenance and integrity of the GI tract. They provide correct environment for digestive processes, have a protective function, and are also involved in the homeostasis of body fluids. Importantly, derangement of epithelial secretory processes underlie a number of diseases, including hyperacidity, cystic fibrosis and secretory diarrhoeas. In this course we will provide information which is crucial to accelerate transfer of findings from the laboratory to clinical application in this field. Enhance your professional network through close academic and social interactions with highly regarded faculty and peers from diverse backgrounds.

Learning objectives:

  • How to isolate gastrointestinal epithelial cells from biopsy samples
  • How to culture gastrointestinal epithelial cells from biopsy samples
  • How to measure epithelial ion transports by fluorescence imaging techniques  

    Target audience:

    • Clinicians and basic researchers with a special interest of epithelial ion and fluid transport.
    • Under and postgraduate fellows wanting to learn basic knowledge in epithelial transports. 
    • ≤ 5 years research experience in the field
    • Age 40 and below

    The following course directors are responsible for the scientific programme:

    • Péter Hegyi (Hungary)
    • József Maléth (Hungary)
    • Àron Vincze (Hungary)

    Download the final programme

    Venue & accommodation

    The course was held at:

    Janus Pannonius Klinikai Tömb


    University of Pécs
    Pécs, Hungary 


    Szentagothai Research Center 

    University of Pécs 
    Pécs, Hungary

    CME Accreditation

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