BIOME - Core: Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience

Lectures and research topics of the 3-year curriculum: This core is specifically tailored to PhD/MD students pursuing a career in the field of neuroscience. Fortnightly lectures or colloquia are given by experienced researchers of the Faculty of Medicine as well as visiting scientists, to provide a broad overview on basic, translational and clinical aspects in the field of neuroscience. Following the lectures, the PhD/MD students present and discuss their own results in a graduate seminar.

The Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience core focusses on the scientific principles of modern neuroscience as well as the application of those principles to a wide range of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Moreover, specific topics introduce current neuroscientific research projects within the Faculty of Medicine such as pain and cognition, neuro-immune communication, neuroinflammation, neonatal brain injury, neurodegeneration, neurobiology of learning and memory, and placebo/nocebo responses. Participants of this course also get given insights into state-of-the-art research methods in behavioural and clinical neuroscience, and are offered close and extended interaction with visiting keynote speakers through regular meet-the-expert forums and annual retreats.

Furthermore, this BIOME core has established a strong and mutually beneficial regional collaboration with the CRC 289: Treatment Expectation which is located at the University Hospital Essen, and CRC 1280: Extinction Learning which is anchored at the neighbouring Ruhr University Bochum.


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