- 28 hrs lecture
- 2 hrs personal study counseling
- 60 hrs individual study period
Bachelor level Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Neurobiology
The aim of this course is to give students an appreciation of current issues in Neurobiology, particularly molecular and cellular aspects and how these can impact on neurodgenerative diseases and behavior.
This course considers advanced topics of molecular and cellular aspects of neurobiology. Particular attention is given to where such mechanisms impact on behaviour. Among the topics covered in recent years are: Hypothalamic Control of Feeding; Oxytocin: a Multifunctional Behavioral Neuropeptide; The Neurobiology of Fear; Adult Neurogenesis; The Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms involved in Neurodegeneration; Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms underlying Neurodevelopmental Disorders. A selection of these, or similar topics will be presented in the course. Instructors for the course are: Bruce Jenks (10h of lectures), Gerard Martens (8h) and Eric Roubos (2h). The lectures are in English (Exam can be in English or Dutch).
Study material (readers, CD ROMs etc) are made available at the first lecture.