The course aims at providing knowledge of concepts of Molecular Neurobiology in the context of investigating and understanding gene function in the nervous system.


Desired background level of participants
The course is intended for students that like to get an overview of the state of the art in Molecular Neurobiology. Emphasis is on various tools that are required to get to an in-depth understanding of molecular and cellular processes in neuronal cells. This includes genomics and proteomics, various intervention technologies and measurement systems. Background knowledge in the neuroscience area is prerequisite. Understanding of cell biology at the level of Alberts, Essential Cell Biology (ISBN 0-8153-3480) is essential.

Difference between PhD- and master-course
The PhD course includes content of various BSc and MSc courses. It is distinct as it uses selected recent topics in Molecular Neurobiology and includes examples from current research. Also, the course includes some experimental work.

This course should NOT be followed by PhD students with a profound knowledge in the Molecular Neuroscience field (see contents).

Duration of the course / ECTS
40 hrs / 1,4 ECTS

Lectures and practicals

Maximum number of participants

Prof.dr. A.B. Smit (NCA-CNCR)
Prof.dr. J. Verhaagen (NIN)

Year / dates next course
The next course will be organized June 24-28, 2019.

Program of course
See downloadable file

Registration through
Els Borghols (els.borghols@vu.nl)