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Master in Life Science, ENS
Bio-M2_E24 | Neuropathology
Year and Semester : M2 | S1
Where : Biology department, ENS
Duration : 1 week
First and last day of class : November 7th-11th, 2022


Marie Gendrel, Biology department, ENS




Alzheimer | Parkinson | Autism | Huntington | ALS | Prion | Neurodegeneration | Neurogenetics | 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, Prion disease and Huntington disease as well as motor neuron diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Organisation : Each day will be organised as followed : in the morning, there will be an introduction to one of the disease, followed in the afternoon by seminars based on the latest discoveries related to this disease. 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.


Punctuality, assiduity and 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%).
There will be a written examination within two weeks after the end of the class. This exam will be scheduled in the evening (50%)

Course material
Suggested readings in relation with the module content