Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System: from Clinic to Bench

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course dives into different neurodegenerative diseases of the nervous system. The field is advancing rapidly; causal genes have been identified, animal models have been developed and novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies are applied. The course will cover clinical aspects, genetics, diagnostics, molecular mechanisms, cellular and animal models and therapeutics.

LEARNING GOALS

The course aims to provide up-to-date in-depth information on different neurodegenerative diseases.

CONTENTS

The following topics will be covered during the course:

REQUIRED BACKGROUND LEVEL

Participants of the course should have basic understanding of the molecular biology of the cell, and neuroscience, corresponding with the materials listed below.

 The Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th edition, Edited by Alberts et al.
(Or similar chapters of earlier editions)

 Neuroscience, 5th Edition 2012, Edited by Purves et al.

(Or similar chapters of earlier editions)

FORMAT

Lectures and neuropathology demo

DURATION

40 hrs / 1.4 ECTs
one week - fulltime

ORGANISERS

Dr. Marianna Bugiani (VUmc)
Dr. Betty Tijms (VUmc)

DATES

tba, 2023

LOCATION

VU, VUmc

PROGRAM

Click here for the program of the previous edition

REGISTRATION

To register, please send an e-mail to r.lustenhouwer@vu.nl

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