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Advanced Topics in Translational Neuroscience


30.10.2017 kl. 09.00 - 31.10.2017 kl. 16.00


Translational Neuroscience applies findings from fundamental laboratory research relating to nervous system structure and function to development of new therapies for neuro-pathological disorders following a mechanistic approach. Translational neuroscience is a rapidly advancing area of biomedical research with massive therapeutic and commercial potential. Translational neuroscience aims at the integration of molecular and cellular approaches, behavioral analysis, and clinical applications in the study of the central nervous system. The course offers training into fundamental aspects of translational neuroscience encompassing molecular, cellular, anatomical and behavioral levels and draws on examples from model organism and patient-based studies. The course combines neurobiology and neuro-psychology to provide a thorough training in the main concepts and methods of translational medicine, with a particular focus on unmet needs in diseases of the nervous system and the challenge of clinical trial design and the regulatory environment for developing better therapies. The translational approach of the course is interdisciplinary and includes a highly diverse set of advanced topics including but not limited to:

  • omics in neuroscience
  • neuronal-glial signaling and plasticity
  • sensory and computational neuroscience
  • neuromodulation
  • neuroimaging
  • neuro- degeneration and regeneration
  • neuropharmacology
  • cognitive and clinical neuroscience


Associate Professor Parisa Gazerani


Selected papers and book chapters will be announced to the participants shortly before the course.


Basic knowledge of neuroscience.


See the program here.


Please register here. Deadline for registration is 9 October 2017.
The course counts for 2.0 ECTS credit


The course will be evaluated based on written essays of selected topics.


Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7C, room C2-209


** Please note that coffee/tea will be served - lunch is at your own expense