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Molecular Neurodegeneration Course, Wellcome Genome Campus

This course provides an overview of the molecular basis of neurodegenerative disorders and is aimed at individuals working in neurodegenerative research, neurogenetics or translational neuroscience, including clinical scientists, veterinary scientists, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.

The programme will cover several neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Fragile X, Spinocerebellar ataxia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The course will highlight experimental techniques used in neurogenetics and stem cell research and will give an introduction to the development of therapeutic intervention to combat neurodegenerative disorders. It will also provide an introduction to bioinformatic approaches relevant to neurology, including genome-wide association studies.

The course will benefit researchers who seek a comprehensive view of neurodegenerative disorders together with state of the art research techniques, and who wish to gain a new perspective on their own studies.

We encourage applications from researchers based in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Applications from those who have completed a PhD in another area and have moved into neuroscience for their postdoctoral studies will also be considered.

The intensive programme provides the opportunity to interact with leading neuroscientists. To optimize discussions and interactions, numbers are limited to 30 students.

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Application deadline: 24 September 2019


A number of bursaries are available for PhD students.


Posted on 31/07/2019

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