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Enrol
23.1.2020 at 12:00 - 16.2.2020 at 23:59

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Tue 18.2.2020
09:00 - 11:30
Tue 18.2.2020
14:00 - 15:30
Tue 18.2.2020
15:30 - 17:00

Material

A. Obligatory reading:
1) Pekny et al 2016 Astrocytes: a central element in neurological diseases (15 pages + reference list)
2) Verkhratsky et al 2016 Translational potential of astrocytes in brain disorders (12 pages + reference list)
3) Rose and Verkhratsky 2016 Principles of Sodium Homeostasis and Sodium Signalling in Astroglia (13 pages + reference list)
4) Verkhratsky et al 2017 Stratification of astrocytes in healthy and diseased brain (8 pages + reference list)

B. Optional reading:
5) Verkhratsky and Nedergaard 2018 PHYSIOLOGY OF ASTROGLIA (338 pages + reference list)

Description

Students of the Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind

Minisymposium on "Principles of Astrogliopathology"

February 18th 2010 at 9.00-17.00

Biomedicum (Haartmaninkatu 8, Helsinki), seminar room 3 and lecture hall 3

Lecturers: A.Verkhratsky (Univ. Manchester), Y.Tong (Univ. Chengdu) and L.Khiroug (Univ. Helsinki)

Seminar Room 3
9:00 Introduction to the mini-symposium
9:15 A. Verkhratsky: Physiological functions of astroglia
10:00 Y. Tong: Purines and brain science
10:45 L. Khiroug: Imaging astroglial signaling in vivo

11:30 Lunch break

Lecture Room 3
14:00 Neuroscience Seminar by A.Verkhratsky: Astroglia in ageing, neurodegeneration and psychiatric disorders

Seminar Room 3
15:30 Q&A session with the speakers
16:30 Closing remarks

Completion method for 1 credit:
- studying the provided material
- partication in all lectures/session (signing a participation list)
- submitting a report after the mini-symposium

In preparation for the mini-symposium, the participants are expected to study the key reference publications beforehand. After completion of the lectures and seminar, the participants will write a report according to the guidelines provided by the speakers.

A. Obligatory reading:
1) Pekny et al 2016 Astrocytes: a central element in neurological diseases (15 pages + reference list)
2) Verkhratsky et al 2016 Translational potential of astrocytes in brain disorders (12 pages + reference list)
3) Rose and Verkhratsky 2016 Principles of Sodium Homeostasis and Sodium Signalling in Astroglia (13 pages + reference list)
4) Verkhratsky et al 2017 Stratification of astrocytes in healthy and diseased brain (8 pages + reference list)

B. Optional reading:
5) Verkhratsky and Nedergaard 2018 PHYSIOLOGY OF ASTROGLIA (338 pages + reference list)

Pass/fail

Leonard Khirug. More information about the scientific program from leonard.khirug@helsinki.fi and about the course/credits from katri.wegelius@helsinki.fi.