Neuroscience of drug discovery

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Requirements

  • No experience needed at all. Just an interest in science and the brain

Description

Are you curious about the brain? Are you considering a career in neuroscience, and you wonder what neuroscientists really do? Or are you curious about the road from a scientific discovery to a new medicine you can buy off the shelf? Join me in this introductory neuroscience course for the answers to all these questions and more.

I have a PhD in neuroscience and in this course, I want to teach you the basics of the scientific process, how scientists formulate questions and use statistics to determine whether their hypothesis is true or false, the basic anatomy of the brain, neuroanatomy of brain diseases, how scientists can study the brain in humans, and in experimental models of the brain. We explore how cellular models, stem cell technologies, fruit flies, zebrafish, mouse models and computer simulations can be used to learn more about the brain and how the basic discoveries that scientists make with these models is taken through clinical trials to become medicines that can treat human diseases. Finally, we apply our knowledge to the neurodegenerative disease, Parkinson`s disease.

Are you intrigued? Please join me for an hour and a half journey through the brain and the science behind new medicines for brain diseases.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone curious about science, the brain or how research is done to find new treatments for brain diseases
  • Students considering a career in neuroscience


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