Current research in Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology


Langue d'enseignement : Anglais
Crédits ECTS: 6


Cet enseignement comporte un stage :

  • Type de stage : Découverte
  • Nombre de semaines de stage : 0
  • Modalité de suivi du stage :
    Student will work in pair. Each pair will spend two half days in a research lab together with a researcher.
  • Heures d'enseignement dispensées à l'étudiant : 52 heures
  • Temps de travail personnel : 120 heures

Objectifs et compétences

Objectifs :
The course will provide an overview of different current research topics in cellular neuroscience. Researchers will give seminars with their recent data preceded by an extensive introduction to their topic and their approaches. During the assisted work sessions, student will analyze recent papers with an innovative approach, aimed to develop data interpretation skills and critical mind. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyze and understand the neuronal and brain functions at the cellular and subcellular levels; to describe the use, limits and interest of different approaches (anatomy, genetics, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry) to the study of neuronal and glial functions and the analysis of primary mechanisms.

Compétences :
  • Design experimental protocols
  • Understand the main ideas of complex text written in English
  • Work in a transversal, multidisciplinary way and participate in team effort in an international environment
  • Communicate effectively in English and native language on the procedures followed and the results yielded by experiments with the matching interpretation to diverse audiences using a range of media (from research papers to public communications)
  • Examine their own practice at all levels in a critical manner and modify accordingly, including find appropriate information and counselling to do so.

  • Master the foundations of modern Neurosciences
  • Have in-depth knowledge of at least one specialized Neurosciences field
  • Apply the basic technical approaches of Neurosciences 4.1 Neuroanatomy 4.2 Neurophysiology 4.3 Cellular & molecular neurosciences 4.4 Neuropharmacology 4.5 Behavioural approaches
  • Have a general, precise and critical overview of the fields of Neurosciences, in all their aspects, from normal functioning to brain diseases and in adjacent fields (Physiology, Biology, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science) 2.1 Functional neuroanatomy 2.2 Neurodevelopment 2.3 Molecular and cellular Neurobiology 2.4 Neurogenetics and neurogenomics 2.5 Neurophysiology and cell imaging 2.6 Neuropharmacology 2.7 System neurosciences 2.8 Behavioural & cognitive neurosciences 2.9 Neuroendocrinology and neuro-immunology 2.10 Computational and theoretical neurosciences
  • Name the technical approaches of Neurosciences, explain their theoretical groundings and know when to use them

Organisation pédagogique

le mode de fonctionnement de l'UE est présenté au début des enseignements

Contrôle des connaissances

Session 1

Contrôle continu coef 0,5

Examen terminal écrit 3h coef 0,5

note éliminatoire si inférieure 8/20

Session 2

Report de note de contrôle continu coef 0,5

Examen terminal écrit (2h) ou oral selon effectif coef 0,5

note éliminatoire si inférieure 8/20

Lectures recommandées

l'ensemble des références bibliographiques est communiqué au début des enseignements

Responsable de l'unité d'enseignement

Elena Avignone


la composition de l'ensemble de l'équipe pédagogique est communiquée au début des enseignements