Frontiers in Neural Development (3 C, 3 SWS) [M.Bio.395]
Learning outcome: In-depth knowledge of neural development of insects. In-depth knowledge of principles and mechanisms of neural development of vertebrates and insects (among others: regionalization of the neuroectoderm, axon guidance, synaptogenesis, neural stem cells, glia). Knowledge of the most important model systems for neuro-developmental biology. Basic insights into the evolution of neural development. In-depth knowledge of the most important experimental approaches in neuro-developmental biology.
Knowledge of the neural development of vertebrates and invertebrates. Knowledge of different model systems and their respective strengths and disadvantages. Knowledge of modern methods for the analysis of neural development. Applying this knowledge to new scientific questions (for example, designing experiments and discussing possible outcomes).
Courses and examinations
1. Lecture: »Development and Evolution of the Nervous system« (2 SWS)
2. Tutorial: »Exercises and consolidation of lecture ‚Development and Evolution of the Nervous system‘« (1 SWS)
Examination: written examination (90 minutes)
cannot be combined with M.Bio.321 or M.Bio.394
Number of repeat examinations permitted
Course frequency: Academic Term
Maximum number of students
Person responsible for module
Prof. Dr. Gregor Bucher