Netherlands, Amsterdam

Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Lab to Patient and Back

online course
when 6 July 2020 - 17 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 500

From molecules to brain, cells to behaviour, this interactive course provides you with a comprehensive insight into various aspects of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Vanishing White Matter. It addresses both clinical aspects and methodologies for the study of brain diseases with expert lecturers presenting their applied and fundamental research work.

You are challenged to deepen your own knowledge of a selected neurodegenerative condition by working with peers from different academic backgrounds on an integrated, interdisciplinary approach for presentation at the end of the course – a project that requires active involvement, mechanistic thinking and thorough reasoning, and will develop your critical and constructive faculties.

The course is organized by the Centre for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR), one of the centres of expertise at the Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam. The CNCR operates integrated research programmes, covering everything from genes to behaviour, each combining mouse and human studies. Its teams are leaders in their specific fields, renowned for the use of state-of-the-art techniques

Course leader

Dr. Jan van Weering and Dr. Rik van der Kant

Target group

Students and professionals in the field of Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, Physics and other medically oriented disciplines with an interest in brain function in health and disease, and especially the underlying molecular mechanisms. Our courses are multi-disciplinary and therefore are open to students and professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds.

Course aim

At the end of the course, you:
•Gained a basic knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases, the “foundation”.
•Gained an in-depth knowledge of specific research approaches and methods to address various aspects of neurodegenerative diseases, the “toolbox”.
•Formed an overview of current limits and future needs, the “perspective“.
•Integrated this information to propose new ideas and hypotheses for neurodegenerative diagnostics and therapy, the “potential”.

Credits info

3 EC
Contact Hours: 45
Do you want to make the most out of your summer? You can combine this course with a course in session 2 to create a 4-week Online Summer School.

Fee info

EUR 500: The tuition fee for a two-week online course is €500. This tuition fee includes:
•Two week online course
•Exclusive content for a limited number of students
•Transcript of records with a maximum of 3 ECTS (European study credits)
•Certificate of attendance after completing the course
•Individual/group guidance from professor
•Interactive classes
•Full support from the summer school team
•Optional (virtual) social programme