Neurodegenerative DiseasesSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Biomedicine / Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Pre-Medicine / Health Science
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

The course aims to convey theoretical and practical knowledge on the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases for students interested in basic, translational, and clinical research. You obtain an overall understanding of neurodegeneration and gain detailed insight into the most common neurodegenerative disorders. Topics include the clinical manifestations of the diseases, genetics of neurodegeneration, pathomechanisms of disease development, current research models, and the epidemiology of disease.

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John Madas

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

MD (University of Crete 2016). Research Assistant at the Center for Molecular Medicine (Solna University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet). With DIS since 2017.

Jan Mulder

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD in molecular neurobiology (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2005), MSc in biology (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2000).  Senior researcher and group leader at Science for Life laboratory, department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute since 2010. Group leader of the brain profiling efforts within the Human Protein Atlas project since 2010. Research in identifying the cellular location of proteins linked to brain function and disease. With DIS since 2017.