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Course module: BMB508117
BMB508117
Bioinformatics in neuroscience: A Web-based Approach
Course info
Course codeBMB508117
ECTS Credits3
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Medicine; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Neuroscience and Cognition;
Contact personprof. dr. R.A.H. Adan
E-mailR.A.H.Adan@umcutrecht.nl
Lecturers
Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. R.A.H. Adan
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Lecturer
prof. dr. R.A.H. Adan
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Lecturer
prof. dr. J.P.H. Burbach
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
MASTER  (20/08/2018 to 17/08/2019)
Teaching period in which the course begins
MASTER
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
Full-time
Remarkdate 19 nov- 30 nov 2018. Apply via the GSLS study guide
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Pre-enrolmentNo
Waiting listNo
Aims
After the course the student:
  1. can relate (epi)genetic variations to brain diseases and traits;
  2. is able to analyse the gene and its neuron-specific expression;
  3. can determine the relation between neuronal genes (gene networks and pathways);
  4. has knowledge of the transcriptome and how to utilize it
  5. has basic knowledge of programming in bioinformatics (R, UNIX).
Content
Period (from – till): 19 November - 30 November 2018

Please Note: this course has changed from a 1 week (1,5 ECTS) to a 2 week (3 ECTS) course.

Course coordinator: Prof.dr. Roger A.H. Adan

Faculty
Prof.dr. R.A.H.Adan
Prof.dr. J.P.H. Burbach
Dr. K. van Eijk
Prof dr. J. H. Veldink

Course description
Every day one lecture followed by hands-on computer practical; each day finishes with a keynote lecture.
During the course there is an assignment with a final presentation (which will be assessed) and an exam.

This course provides an overview of multiple genetic tools used by neuroscientist, including: brain atlases, analysis of proteome/interactome data, GWAS/WebQTL/Phenotype analysis; (single cell) RNAseq.
Central theme: neurological and psychiatric diseases (Autism, Eating disorders, Schizophrenia, ALS, Epilepsy and Mental Retardation).

Literature/study material used
Course Modules (all web-based)
  • Expression
  • Networks
  • Genetics
Registration
Apply via the study guide.

Mandatory for students in Master’s programme
No.
 
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:
Yes.

Prerequisite knowledge:
Biomedical Sciences/Biology
Competencies
-
Entry requirements
Required materials
-
Instructional formats
Computer practical

Core lecture

Demonstration

Group assignment

Guest lecture

Instructional lecture

Lecture

Lecture/seminar

Master's thesis

Paper

Practical

Presentation

Private-study

Project

Project

Research

Seminar

Seminar

Small-group session

Tutorial

Tests
Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade5.5

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