Course Sandbjerg Manor 2023 SDC Neuroscience PhD course & symposium: Development, application, and impact of NeuroTools of tomorrow - RESIDENTIAL COURSE

ECTS: 4.3

Course leader: Jens Randel Nyengaard

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Course fee: 5,160.00 DKK

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Fall 2023

Application deadline: 19/06/2023

Start date: 31/07/2023

Administrator: Lena Melchior Villadsen


Residential course in Sønderborg

The course C323/01 Sandbjerg Manor 2023 SDC Neuroscience PhD course & symposium: Development, application, and impact of NeuroTool - RESIDENTIAL COURSE is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, fall 2023.

Criteria for participation: University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).

Aim:  The overall intention of the PhD course is to introduce and discuss new methods and technologies in neuroscience, with a focus on current unresolved neuroscience questions. Another aim is to teach examples of the organizational, financial, and technical framework fostering future development and implementation of new neurotools.

Learning outcomes: By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge about state-of-the-art in neuroscience and based on this outline new projects and methods in neuroscience.

Content: This course will provide examples of methods for the study of molecular ensemble function in synapses, dendrites, cells, and circuits, covering issues such as proteomics, transcriptomics, cell-typing and neuronal circuit construction, in-vivo imaging of molecules and activity, as well as single-cell ensemble recordings and neuromodulation in intact brains. Modeling and mathematical analysis of brain circuits exemplify tools and concepts for extraction of general principles of brain function. Model organisms spans from flies, worms, and fish over rodents to nonhuman primates and humans. The issues and techniques covered are relevant for basic as well as clinical neuroscience.

The symposium is held in an intensive retreat-format, facilitating networking and scientific discussions between participants and invited faculty. Morning overview lectures are followed by afternoon group sessions with the invited speakers, each day concluding with a general session. Daylong hands-on sessions on transcriptomics, bioinformatics and neuronal modeling provide practical skills in data acquisition, analysis, and theoretical neuroscience. The participants are requested to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the new methods presented, to identify new avenues for neurotool development and to identify new directions of neuroscience research. The participants will present their solutions on these topics at the end of the course week.

Recommended knowledge for participation (if any): Basic knowledge of brain physiology and anatomy is advantageous as is knowledge of the development and/or usage of animal models.

Instructors: Jens Midtgaard, Rune Berg and invited international speakers

Venue: Sandbjerg Manor, Sønderborg

Participation in the course is without cost for:

Course dates:

  • 31 July 2023 08:30 - 21:00
  • 01 August 2023 08:30 - 20:45
  • 02 August 2023 08:30 - 21:15
  • 03 August 2023 08:30 - 21:00
  • 04 August 2023 08:30 - 13:00