Research education and courses at the Division of Neurogeriatrics

Approximately 20 PhD students are currently registered at the Division of Neurogeriatrics and we provide several doctoral courses. We are also coordinating the Clinical Research School in Molecular Medicine. Furthermore, our researchers are deeply involved in the Board of Doctoral Education and the master and doctoral Program in Neuroscience.

Doctoral courses given at the division:

Advances in cellular, molecular and cognitive neuroscience: From brain to bench and beyond.   

This course is mandatory for PhD students at the division without a master´s in neuroscience or an MD and is not part of the official KI doctoral course catalogue.

The purpose of this course is to introduce diverse aspects of neuroscience as a field to Ph.D. candidates of the doctoral program in neuroscience at NVS. The course will describe major areas of neuroscience such as brain function from the cellular level to the behavioural and cognitive aspects in animal models and in humans. The discussion of the different topics will follow a textbook, but we will develop the contents with state-of-the-art research and frontier theories to give an updated panorama of neuroscience.  

The lecturers will develop the topics and provide knowledge to students so they will actively participate in the discussion of given problems, promoting critical thinking and the generation of their own conclusions. 

The course will be held in two weeks, from during spring 2024.  

Bibliography: -Turabian (6th ed.). Purves, Dale. Neuroscience. Sunderland, Mass: Sinauer Associates, Publishers, 2010. 

Course leaders: Simone Tambaro, Luis Arroyo-García 

Neurodegenerative Disorders I - Genes, mechanisms and clinical aspects #5572

The course will cover topics related to the degeneration of neural cells, apoptosis and necrosis as well as the cellular and biochemical reactions to neurodegeneration. During the course we will also present and discuss genetics, epidemiology, pathology, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment strategies of the most common neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, frontotemporal dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis. Molecular mechanisms of current and future treatment strategies, disease models and their potential will be presented and discussed. In addition, the students may within group assignments study other neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia with Lewy bodies, ataxias and prion diseases.

Course leaders: Helena Karlström ,Elisabet Åkesson & Caroline Graff 

Neurodegenerative disorders II - cellular and molecular mechanisms #2630.

The course is a continuation of course #5572 with a purpose to provide a deeper understanding of neurodegenerative disorders, focusing on molecular mechanisms and techniques used for studying these, as well as treatment strategies.

Course leaders: Sophia Schedin-Weiss, Per Nilsson and Lars Tjernberg

Alzheimer’s disease: Clinical Features and Pathogenic Mechanisms, #5539.

This course provides up-to-date knowledge of different aspects of Alzheimer's disease (AD) from clinical symptoms and diagnosis to molecular mechanisms and future therapeutics.

The course will be given next time in 17 April - 28 April 2023

Course leaders: Per Nilsson, Luana Naia, Nenad Bogdanovic & Una Smailovic

Clinical Research School in Molecular Medicine

The Clinical Research School in Molecular Medicine is a postgraduate program maintained through the joint support from Karolinska Institutet and Region Stockholm. The aim is to provide research-interested clinicians with an adequate postgraduate training, designed to meet the needs of increased and improved translational research. Only clinicians employed by Region Stockholm is eligible for the Research School.

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Philipp Kreft