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NEUROSCIENCE 500 (2007)



Neuroscience 500 Course Information
Fall 2007 Schedule

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Lecture

Description

Date

1.

Introduction to Course - Vincent / Introduction to the molecules that make up the brain - El-Husseini

Sep. 5

 

Biophysics of ion channels - Module 1 Directors: Lynn Raymond &
Brian MacVicar

 

2.

Resting potential - Raymond

Sep. 7

3.

Action potential I: Na+ and K+ conductances - Reiner

Sep. 10

4.

Molecular biology of ion channels - El-Husseini & Raymond

Sep. 12

5.

Action potential II: Conduction and cable properties - Raymond & Murphy

Sep. 14

6.

K+ channels - MacVicar

Sep. 17

7.

Problem Set Workshop - Raymond

Sep. 19

8.

Ca++ channels - Snutch

Sep. 21

9.

Review I - Raymond/ MacVicar

Sep. 24

 

Synaptic transmission, ligand-gated ion channels - Module 2 Directors:
Tim Murphy & Ann Marie Craig

NSERC, CGSM-CIHR and UGF applications including all supporting documentation must be received in the Neuroscience office by Monday, September 22, 2006.

10.

Neurochemistry I: amino acid and peptide synthesis and degradation - Murphy

Sep. 26

11.

Neurochemistry II: amine synthesis and degradation - Vincent

Sep. 28

12.

Cell biology of the Neuron - El-Husseini

Oct. 1

13.

Synaptic transmission I - Murphy

Oct. 3

14.

Synaptic transmission II: molecular properties of transmitter release - Murphy

Oct. 5

15.

Ligand-gated ion channels I: - Craig

Oct. 10

16.

Ligand-gated ion channels II:  - Craig

Oct. 12

17.

Student Presentations- Murphy/Craig
Signed CIHR Abstract Due

Oct. 15

18.

Student Presentations & Review II- Murphy/Craig

Oct. 17

19. Midterm Exam – Modules 1 & 2
Oct. 22

Second messengers and gene expression - Module 3 Directors:
Alaa El-Husseini & Weihong Song

 

20.

Second messengers I: cAMP - Vincent

Oct. 26

21.

Second messengers II: cGMP and Nitric Oxide - Vincent

Oct .29

22.

Second messengers III: Ca++ and IP3 - MacVicar

Oct. 31

Break for SFN Meeting
23. Non-selective cation channels - MacVicar Nov. 9

24.

Protein Kinases and Phosphatases - El-Husseini
CIHR Summary Due

Nov. 14

25.

Receptor regulation-Wang & Vincent

Nov. 16

26.

Control of neural gene expression - Song

Nov. 19

27.

Genetic resources and approaches - Song

Nov. 21

28.

Student Presentations

Nov. 23

29.

Student Presentations & Review III- El-Husseini/Song

Nov. 26

 

 

 

Development - Module 4 Directors: Tim O’Connor & Kurt Haas 

 

30.

Induction and axis formation - O'Connor

Nov. 28

31.

Proliferation and migration. - Roskams

Nov. 30

32.

Pathfinding and target selection. - O'Connor

Dec. 3

33.

Synaptogenesis - Haas

Dec. 5

34.

Cell death in the nervous system - Tetzlaff

Dec. 7

35.

Adult stem cells- Roskams

CIHR Grant Assignment Due 8:30 am Dec. 10

Dec. 10

36.

Student Presentations - O'Connor

Dec. 12

37.

Student Presentations - Haas
 

Dec. 14

 

 

 

 38.

FINAL EXAM – Modules 3 &4

Dec. 17

 

 

 

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