Current Research in Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology University of Bordeaux
> Upon completion of this course, students are able to: - Analyze and understand the neuronal and brain functions at thecellular and subcellular levels; - Describe the use, limits, and interest of anatomic, genetic,physiologic, pharmacologic, and biochemical approaches in the study ofneuronal and glial functions and the analysis of elementarymechanisms.
- Students should possess a Bachelor degree (180 ECTS) or equivalentdiploma in biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, medicalstudies, pharmacy, cognitive sciences or psychology. - A proven interest and solid basic knowledge in the field ofneuroscience must be provided by students with a Bachelor degree inanother subject (chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science). - Language prerequisites: fluency in English.
> Grading is based on the following examinations: - Continuous assessment (including article presentation, report onthe work carried out during the micro-internship, participation incritical discussions, 50%) - Final exam: critical analysis of a research paper (50%).> Final assessment takes place in early December.> One re-sit is allowed.
- Series of seminars given by researcher covering the currentresearch in molecular and cellular aspects of neuroscience. Example ofprevious years: - Synaptogenesis, maturation and synaptic plasticity - GABAergic neurotransmission in basal ganglia network - microRNAs and neuronal gene regulation: Involvement inphysiological and pathological mechanisms - Neuron modeling: structure and function relationship - EndoCannabinoids and NeuroAdaptation - Presynaptic organization and vesicular cycle - Astrocytes, glio-transmission and regulation of synapse function - Astrocytes, pathology and metabolism - Microglia
> The course covers a series of lectures and seminars by researchers’ specialists within their own field. Students critically analyze research papers guided by teachers. Flipped class methods are used. Students analyze documents and answer questions about a research article before the class. During tutorials they work in small groups to compare findings and then share the information with fellow students and teachers. Students participate in a micro-internship in a research lab where they focus on a specific technique used in cellular and molecular neuroscience. > Face-to-face teaching: 52 hours - Lectures: 22 hours, - Tutorials: 22 hours, - Practical work: 8 hours. > Personal student work: 120 hours. > Final assessment: 3 hours.
Online Course Requirement
- Maximum number of students: 18. - Selection procedure: part of the general choice/assignment ofteaching units based on students’ preference. If not already part ofthe second year of NeuroBIM or Neurasmus program, send applicationfile with CV, all previous transcripts and cover letter to the coursecoordinators. - Selection criteria: excellent grades and/or other study results,high motivation, adequate prerequisites. Duration: 12 weeksLanguage of instruction: EnglishMode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching
Site for Inquiry
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