The aim of this course is to give students an appreciation of current issues in Neurobiology, in particular molecular and cellular aspects, and more specifically regarding chemical and electrical communication in the brain, and how these can impact on behaviour; the (epi)genetic, molecular and cellular background of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders; experimental design and interpretation of results of neurobiological studies, including handling of big data.
This course considers advanced topics in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology. Topics include chemical communication in the brain, electrical communication in the brain, neuroinformatics, neurogenomics, and molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative diseases. Aspects of these topics are presented, with emphasis on recent developments. Furthermore, the students will experimentally design and interpret results of neurobiological studies, including handling of big data, in computer-assisted, simulated research projects, analyze and present scientific articles, and critically evaluate a scientific study to write and review a research proposal, patent application or business plan, and give and peer review a to-the-point pitch. The lectures and exam are in English.
- Response course
|Bachelor level Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Neurobiology|
- Exam, minimum grade 5.0, counts for 70%|
- Article analysis, no minimum grade, counts for 15%
- Pitch2Peer assignment, no minimum grade, counts for 15%
|For students in Master Medical Biology; Master Molecular Life Sciences; Master Natural Sciences; Master Cognitive Neuroscience (with proper background).|