11. Developmental Neurobiology and Stem Cell Models

Aim
The aim of this course is to provide participants with 1) a thorough understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of neural development, and 2) a basic understanding of how stem cell models (IPSC-generated neurons or organoids) can be used to address neurobiological questions, especially those related to (ab)normal brain development and disease.

Contents
The course is divided into several sessions covering different aspects of neural development (e.g. axon guidance, migration, synaptic development), different technical approaches (e.g. genome editing, IPSC, advanced microscopy, in utero electroporation) and various animal models (e.g. mouse, zebrafish, C. elegans). At the start of the course the participants will be asked to provide a brief overview of their work (one slide blitz presentation). For more information, please see the detailed program.

Format
Lectures by experts in the field, demonstrations (in utero & ex vivo electroporation, ultramicroscope light sheet imaging), a master class, and a key lecture by an international speaker.

Duration of the course/ECTS: 40 hrs (5 days)/ 1.5 ECTS

Maximum number of participants: 20

Organizer
Prof. dr. Jeroen Pasterkamp (UMC Utrecht), www.jeroenpasterkamplab.com

Year/dates next course: the next course will be organized in 2018 (bi-annual)

Program of course
See detailed program. Questions about the course can be directed to Jeroen Pasterkamp.

Registration through
BCRM secretariat: bcrm-secretariaat@umcutrecht.nl
The course is full. If you would apply, you will be put on the standby-list.

Venue
David de Wied room, Stratenum 4.112/4.116
Department of Translational Neuroscience
UMC Utrecht
Universiteitsweg 100, 3584 CG Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel. 088 7568810