This course will give the students insight into different aspects of neurodegenerative diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Vanishing White Matter: from molecules to brain, and from cells to behaviour. The course is organised by the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (www.cncr.nl). The CNCR generates integrated research programs from genes to behaviour, each combining mice and human studies. It operates as an expertise center of the Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam. Research teams at the CNCR stand out by their specific research areas and their state-of-the-art techniques. Methodology to study brain diseases (cell and animal models, microscopy, (electro)physiology and behaviour) and translational and clinical aspects (etiology, pathology, genetics, diagnostics and treatment) will be discussed. Expert lecturers will cover their fundamental and clinical research topics. During this interactive course students are challenged to deepen their knowledge on a selected neurodegenerative disease by working in groups of students with different backgrounds to encourage an integrative way of thinking across disciplines, ultimately resulting in a presentation at the end of the course.
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