Forskarutbildning och kurser på avdelningen för neurogeriatrik

Ca 20 doktorander är registrerade på avdelningen för neurogeriatrik. Dessutom ger vi ett antal forskarutbildningskurser. Vi samordnar också kliniska forskarskolan i molekylärmedicin. Våra forskare är dessutom djupt engagerade i styrelsen för forskarutbildning och master- och doktorandprogrammet i neurovetenskap.

Doctoral courses given at the division:

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

The purpose of this course is to introduce various 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, during spring 2024.  

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

Course leaders: Simone Tambaro and 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 and Caroline Graff

Neurodegenerative Diseases II – Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms #2630

The course is a continuation of course #5572 with the aim of providing a deeper understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on molecular mechanisms and techniques used to study these, as well as treatment strategies.

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

Alzheimer's disease: disease picture and molecular mechanisms, #5539

This course provides current knowledge about various aspects of Alzheimer's disease (AD) from clinical symptoms and diagnosis to molecular mechanisms and future treatment.

The course will next be given during spring 2025

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


Clinical Graduate School of Molecular Medicine

The Clinical Graduate School in Molecular Medicine is a postgraduate program that is maintained through joint support from Karolinska Institutet and Region Stockholm. The aim is to provide research-interested physicians with an adequate postgraduate education, designed to meet the need for increased and improved translational research. Only doctors employed by Region Stockholm are eligible for the graduate school.

Philipp Kreft