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Certificate Neural Circuit Development and Plasticity

The goal of the Neural Circuit Development and Plasticity course from Utrecht Summer School is to teach and train master students and PhD students in recent advances in neural circuit development and plasticity from an interdisciplinary perspective. This will be achieved in three ways: first a series of lectures covering the basic principles of axonal and synaptic development and plasticity, second, by a series of lectures by renowned international speakers to provide knowledge to the participants and third, participants work on assignments that require extensive discussion between the lecturers, staff and participants.

Faculty of Medicine (UU)
Short Course The Interdisciplinary Summer School on Neuroimaging (ISSN)

The Interdisciplinary Summer School on Neuroimaging (ISSN) course from Aarhus University is aimed at introducing talented and enthusiastic university students to basic aspects of preclinical and clinical brain imaging. Modern imaging technologies such as positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) will be presented and discussed because they hold a great potential to expand our current knowledge in many life science areas.

AU Summer University
Short Course Ageing Brain

Are you fascinated by neurology and translational neurosciences? Are you interested in research as well as the clinical side? Do you enjoy working together with students from all over the world? And do you want to see what the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the University of Groningen and the city of Groningen have to offer?


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Neuroscience is a sub-field of biology that specialises in the study of the nervous system structure, evolution and function. Neural science is constantly developing, but it can be divided into the branches of cognitive, clinical, computational and developmental neuroscience. Being an interdisciplinary science, it is closely related to other disciplines such as medicine, chemistry, physics, linguistics, computer science, engineering, and philosophy.

Neuroscientists focus on studying the cellular and operational levels of the nervous system, and on how these affect behavioural patterns. They also conduct laboratory experiments and theoretical research using specialised tools, techniques and computer simulations.

Most universities offer an interdisciplinary foundation compiling basic knowledge in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, psychology and others. With this fundamental understanding, students will be equipped to investigate the nervous system with its microscopic structure and biologic processes, leading to the design of artificial intelligence systems. Specialisations in neuroscience include: affective neuroscience, cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, molecular neuroscience, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, neuro-linguistics, social neuroscience, etc.

Graduates can work in the pharmaceutical industry, health agencies, companies that deal with information and communication science, management structures in public health. Traditional neuroscience careers include neurologist, neuroanatomist, neurological surgeon, neuro-pharmacologist, psychiatrist or electro-neuro-diagnostic technician.

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