Period (from – till): 22 january 2018 - 2 Febuary 2018
Ramakers, Adan, Burbach, Pasterkamp, De Graan, Kas; UMC Utrecht, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, Department of Translational Neuroscience
The aim of the course is to provide sufficient background in molecular and cellular neuroscience to understand mechanisms underlying psychiatiric and neurological diseases.
Description of the course
This intense two weeks course is intended for non-neuroscience master students who want to get more background into neuroscience. The lectures during the course cover a broad range of neuroscience topics from gene to neurological disease and include neuro-anatomy, neurodevelopment, synaptic plasticity, neurogenetics and diseases such as Epilepsy, Anorexia nervosa, Obesity and Parkinsons disease and are given by experts from the Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neurosciences. During the afternoons the students will work in couples on an assignment on a neurological disease. This assignment will results in a scientific presentation on the disease, which will discuss all aspects covered in the lectures, ranging from clinical symptoms and treatment, to molecular and cellular mechanisms, to genetic studies and genes involved. These presentations will be held on the last Friday during a symposium.
Literature/study material used:
Parts of Neuroscience (Purves et al., Sinauer Ass.Inc., Sunderland, Massachusetts, 4e editie, 2004 (ISBN 978-0-87893-697-7)) and recent reviews and original articles.
Apply at least 1 week before start of course. Register via the study guide
. The maximum number of participants is 40.
Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme:
For BOD students. Four courses have to be chosen out of the six non-mandatory BOD-courses
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:
Yes, except for NSCN students.
No special requirements.