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Lectures: September and December 2017

December

Monday, 04.12.2017, 10:15 a.m.
Biocenter Zülpicher Str. 47b, Lecture Hall ground floor 0.024
Prof. Dr. Henrike Scholz
"Neuronal networks underlying reward processing and addiction"

Monday, 11.12.2017, 09:00 a.m.
Biocenter Zülpicher Str. 47b, Lecture Hall ground floor 0.024
Prof. Dr. Peter Kloppenburg
"Connectivity and electrical properties of an exemplary network (the arcuate nucleus)"

NEW DATE Monday, 18.12.2017, 09:00 a.m.
Biocenter Zülpicher Str. 47b, Lecture Hall ground floor 0.024
Prof. Dr. Silvia Daun
"Modeling neural oscillators"   

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September

Monday, 25.09.2017, 9:00 a.m.
Institute for Genetics, Lecture Hall ground floor
Prof. Dr. Sigrun Korsching
"Connectivity and electrical properties of an exemplary network (the olfactory bulb)"

Monday, 25.09.2017, 10:15 a.m.
Institute for Genetics, Lecture Hall ground floor
Prof. Dr. Alexander Drzezga
"Brain neuronal networks in disease"

 

 

RTG-NCA Lecture Series


Module 1.  Cell-autonomous processes

Basic Molecular Biology: How can cells rsp. experimenters achieve suitable gene expression,
protein synthesis, stability, and transport?
Basic molecular biology techniques
Sigrun Korsching

Basic Electrophysiology: How can cells generate, propagate, and process electrical signals? 
Sigrun Korsching

Function of ion channels and of ion pumps
(open/closed states, energy, works with/against concentration gradient)
Carmen Wellmann

The complexity of the ion channel repertoire. Why does it need to be complex?
The link to cellular properties and diseases will be developed (cystic fibrosis, LongQT)
Ansgar Büschges

Cell-autonomous mechanisms underlying common neurodegenerative diseases
Microscopy techniques (confocal and two-photon microscopy,
use of ion-sensitive dyes, voltage sensitive dyes)
Elena Rugarli


Module 2.  Cell-cell signalling and neuromodulation

Nonchemical synapses: electrical coupling or free nerve terminals
(e.g. sympathetic nervous system)
Peter Kloppenburg

Components and basic function of the (chemical) pre-synapse
Henrike Scholz

Components and basic function of the (chemical) post-synapse
Ansgar Büschges

Advanced function: Effectivity, kinetic properties (acoustic system, Friauf, Grothe),
inhibitory vs. excitatory synapses
Ansgar Büschges

Diseases involving synaptic organization (e.g. AchR clustering, Myasthenia congenital,
Myasthenia gravis, alphaSMA,...)
Brunhilde Wirth


Module 3.  Larger units: circuits and behavior

Connectivity and electrical properties (input/output relationships) of an exemplary network
(e.g. olfactory bulb)
Sigrun Korsching

Brain neuronal networks in disease (e.g. reeler, stroke, depression, obesity) -
(imaging techniques such as fMRI, PET, etc. will be introduced in this lecture)
Alexander Drzezga

Neuronal networks underlying reward processing and addiction
Henrike Scholz

Connectivity and electrical properties (input/output relationships) of an exemplary network
(e.g. arcuate nucleus)                        
(optical imaging in behaving animals)                       
Peter Kloppenburg

Modelling of neural oscillators (EEG data analyisis and modeling)
Silvia Daun