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Neurobiology

Focus Subject - Neurobiology

You have to choose the theoretical module and one practical module.

TM  Theoretical Module (12 CP)

Neurobiology

Prof. Dr. Inga Neumann

PM  Practical Modules (12 CP each)

Molecular Neurobiology of Behaviour Prof. Dr. Inga Neumann, Prof. Dr. Oliver Bosch
Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Prof. Dr. Peter Flor
Neurophysiology Prof. Dr. Veronica Egger
Drosophila Neurogenetics (link) Prof. Dr. Björn Brembs


TM Neurobiology

BIO-M-TM-N

Detailed module description - pdf

Prof. Dr. Inga Neumann

Module contents
  • Interdisciplinary and highly specialized lectures by national and international experts
  • Lectures are in conjunction with the International Master’s Programme in Experimental & Clinical Neurosciences ECN
  • The main topics of the lectures are
    o    Molecular / cellular neurobiology, neurogenetics
    o    Neurobiochemistry of neuroactive substances
    o    Neuroplasticity
    o    Behavioural and cognitive neuroscience
    o    Mollecular and cellular mechanisms of emotions
  • In the related seminar, a recent research-based topic in the field of neurobiology will be presented and discussed
Module components

1. at least one lecture in the field of MCN and SYS, each
Selection:
Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences MCN (Neuron, Neuroplasticity, Neuronal Signaling, Synapse, Receptors)
MCN I, WS, Mo 8.30h – 10h
MCN II, WS, Thu 8.30h – 10h
Systemic Neurosciences SYS (Neuroendocrinology, Behavioural Neurobiology, Neuropharmacology)
SYS I, WS, Tue 8.30h – 10h
SYS II, SS, Tue 8.30h – 10h

2. one seminar in the field of neurobiology (for a selection see LSF)

In the seminar a seminar presentation has to be held and registered in Flexnow as an ungraded study achievement (Studienleistung).

Module examination

30 min oral examination (graded)

The student can choose the examiner.

(Der Prüfer kann vom Studierenden frei gewählt werden.)


PM Molecular Neurobiology of Behaviour

BIO-M-PM-MNB

Detailed module description - pdf

Prof. Dr. Inga Neumann, Prof. Dr. Oliver Bosch (link to research group)

recommended knowledge: Lab animal training FELASA B

Module contents
  • Neurobiology of social behaviour and its disorders
  • Neurobiology of emotions and their dysfunctions
  • Performance of various behavioural tests
  • Molecular basis of brain neuropeptide systems
  • Signalling cascades of G-protein-coupled receptors
  • Statistical analysis of the data
  • Presentation and discussion of own experimentally obtained data
  • A list of current research topics can be found on the homepage of the group
Module components

Laboratory course (6 weeks) with seminar: Molecular Neurobiology of Behaviour

Module examination

Portfolio examination (graded)


PM Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

BIO-M-PM-MCN

Detailed module description - pdf

Prof. Dr. Peter Flor (link to research group)

Module contents
  • Sterile working skills at the laminar flow bench
  • Transfection of permanent mammalian cell lines with various expression vectors
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Detection, quantification and functional analysis of neurotransmitter receptors
  • Measurements of physiological parameters with cultured cells and mouse tissue preparations
  • Handling and breeding of transgenic and non-transgenic mouse lines
  • Analytical PCR for genotyping of mouse lines
  • Working with neuropharmacological compounds
  • Behavioural physiology with mice
  • Presentation and discussion of own experimentally gained data
Module components

Laboratory course (6 weeks) with seminar: Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

Module examination

Portfolio examination (graded)


PM Neurophysiology

BIO-M-PM-NP

Detailed module description - pdf

Prof. Dr. Veronica Egger (link to research group)

Module contents
Investigation of sensory processing at the cellular and subcellular level, in particular in the first relay station of the mammalian olfactory system, the olfactory bulb. To observe cellular networks and single synapses at work, we use electrophysiological techniques in combination with high-resolution neurophotonics (two-photon Ca2+ imaging, two-photon uncaging).
Our main current projects involve:
1. Function of reciprocal synapses
2. Oscillatory network activity in the olfactory bulb
3. Characterization of subclasses of juxtaglomerular neurons, both dopaminergic  and vasopressinergic
Module components

Laboratory course (6 weeks) with seminar: Neurophysiology

Module examination

Portfolio examination (graded)

  1. Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin
  2. Studium