15 July 2022
Brain, Bacteria and Behaviour: Understanding the Gut-Brain Axis
In this hands-on course you will learn the latest evidence on the role of commensal gut microbiota in the gut-brain axis, and how to study interactions between gut microbiome and brain functioning, behaviour and psychiatric diseases.
Dr. Alejandro Arias Vasquez
Psychiatry & Human Genetics
Dr. Mirjam Bloemendaal
Dr. Jeanette Mostert
Science communication advisor
Department of Genetics
all from Radboud University Medical Center
Early career scientists in the fields of neuroscience and psychiatry (or related disciplines) who are interested in learning about the gut-brain-axis and the basics of conducting studies linking parameters from the gut microbiome to neural and behavioural measures.
After this course you are able to:
• Understand the basic concepts of the gut microbiome biology.
• Explain the various routes through which the gut and the brain influence each other.
• Understand the pros and cons of using several bioinformatics pipelines for analysing and interpreting 16s RNA gut microbiome data.
• Design an experiment to investigate how the gut microbiome influences brain functioning / behaviour.
EUR 650: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.
We offer several reduced fees:
€ 585 early bird discount- deadline 1 April 2022 (10%)
€ 553 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 488 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)