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Master in Life Sciences, ENS
BIO_M2_E24 | Neuropathology
Year and Semester : M2 | S1
Where : Biology department, ENS
Duration : 1 week
Dates : November 4-8, 2024
This course is open to external students. Contact the coordinator.

—2024-2025 programme to come—


Marie Gendrel, Biology department, ENS




Alzheimer | Parkinson| Prion | Neurodegeneration | Neurological disorders

Course prerequisites

A good background in cell biology and neurosciences would be recommended but it is not mandatory.

Course objectives and description

“From the medical to the research point of view”
Aims & Themes : This course proposes an overview of the adult-onset neurodegenerative diseases which comprise a heterogenous group of neurological disorders including Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease and Prion disease.
Organisation : There will be an introduction of each one of the disease, followed by seminars based on the latest discoveries related to this disease in different model organisms. The last day, there will be small presentations discussing the treatments and the different model organisms used to study those diseases discussing the pros and cons of each model with also short presentations of other neurodegenerative diseases.


Punctuality, assiduity (12,5%).
Participation during the week (25%).
At the end of the week, you will be asked to give a presentation (5 minutes/two slides) on a given topic (25%), topic that will be assigned at the beginning of the week. Slots are reserved for you to be able to prepare that small presentation.
There will be a written examination within two weeks after the end of the class. This exam will be scheduled in the evening (37,5%)