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Scientific project design in translational neurosciences

BIO-487

Lecturer(s) :

Gräff Johannes
Le Coutre Johannes

Language:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Remarque

only one registration per student to a scientific thinking course

Summary

The goal of this course is to instruct the student how fundamental scientific knowledge, acquired through the study of fundamental disciplines, including biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology, physiology, genomics, cell and molecular biology can be applied for drug discovery and development.

Content

We will illustrate how basic scientific knowledge translates into medical advances and serves as the stepping stone to identify and validate new disease targets, to develop drugs, and to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. We will show these principles by examples, which will focus on conditions of the nervous system, such as neurodegenerative disorders, cognitive enhancement, taste perception but also calorie detection and reward representation in the brain.

Content:

 

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Bachelor in Life Science

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

After ex-cathedra introduction sessions, the teaching proceeds with weekly sessions of office hours and group work in close collaboration with the teachers.

Assessment methods

- Written project
- Oral defense of the project during the semester

Resources

Bibliography

En bibliothèque / in libraries :
(cliquez sur le lien pour consulter les informations du réseau de bibliothèque suisse / click on the link to consult information of the Swiss network of libraries)

A pharmacology primer : theory, applications, and methods / Terry Kenakin, 2009
(http://opac.nebis.ch/F?local_base=nebis&con_lng=FRE&func=find-b&find_code=020&request=978-0-12-374585-9)

Molecules and medicine / E.J. Corey, B. Czakó and L. KÌrti, 2007
(http://opac.nebis.ch/F?local_base=nebis&con_lng=FRE&func=find-b&find_code=020&request=978-0-470-22749-7)

Ressources en bibliothèque

Prerequisite for

Master in LST

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9  CM1113  
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      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German