Course coordinator: Prof. Gerardo Biella,

Master in Neurobiology - The Programme
The Master course in Neurobiology provides students with a thorough knowledge of the molecular and cellular basis underlying the complex functioning of the nervous tissue and in particular of the brain.
Even if substantial improvement in understanding how the brain operates, has been achieved in the last decades, the genesis of thought, the neurobiology of consciousness, the quest for tools to counteract the impact of pathologies (such as neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders) that compromise brain activity, remain unsolved topics.
Matter of intensive study in the first year of the Master course in Neurobiology will be the brain parenchyma with its cellular components and their interrelationships(quadripartite synapses and neurovascular units), neurogenesis, neurochemistry, cell physiology and pharmacology, morphological and functional organization of central nervous system.
The second year will focus on genetic and molecular basis of neuropathologies, neuropharmacology and behavior, integrated signals and emerging brain functions, modeling of brain circuits.
The students will benefit of advanced seminars on topics of interest and innovative technologies presented by experts in the field coming from worldwide.
The completion of the course program is achieved by discussing a thesis based on the results obtained from the experimental work done by the student in a laboratory involved in Neurobiology.
 COURSES (SUBJECTS) 2021-2022 – Teaching Language Italian  (Complete Syllabus of the Neurobiology course units; the text is in italian and english)

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500826Neurogenesis and Comparative Neuromorphology↗️9Common11Bottone M.G.
Roda E.
Zuccotti M.
Garagna S.
500829Membrane Biophysics and Electrophysiology↗️9Common11Biella G.↗️
500830Human Neuroanatomy↗️6Common11Rossi D.M.C.↗️
500831Cellular Neurophysiology↗️9Common12Biella G.
Masetto S.
Spaiardi P.
504964Neurocitology and Neurohistology↗️6Common12Bottone M.G.↗️
504966Neurochemistry and molecular Neuropharmacology↗️9Common12Brambilla R.↗️
508026Advanced Systemic Neurophysiology↗️9Common21D'Angelo E.
Palesi F.
504967Neurogenetics and Neuropathology↗️9Common21Comincini S.
Cortese A.
Blandini F.
504970Neuroimmunology↗️6Common21Gastaldi M.
Pellegatta S.
502341Neuropsychopharmacology↗️6Common22Peviani M.↗️
502342Neural Basis of Behaviour and Neuropsychology↗️6Common22Biella G.↗️
508027Molecular Neurobiology and Elements of Neuropathology↗️6Student's free choice21Forneris F.
Comincini S.
508031Laboratory of Comparative Anatomy and Citology3Student's free choice21/2
502256Laboratory of Comparative Anatomy and Citology9Student's free choice21/2
508033Laboratory of Biochemistry3Student's free choice21/2
502259Laboratory of Biochemistry9Student's free choice21/2
509643Laboratory of Bioinformatics3Student's free choice21/2
509642Laboratory of Bioinformatics9Student's free choice21/2
508034Laboratory of Molecular Biology3Student's free choice21/2
502260Laboratory of Molecular Biology9Student's free choice21/2
508035Laboratory of Pharmacology3Student's free choice21/2
502261Laboratory of Pharmacology9Student's free choice21/2
508032Laboratory of Biochemistry3Student's free choice21/2
502258Laboratory of Biochemistry9Student's free choice21/2
508036Laboratory of Genetics3Student's free choice21/2
502262Laboratory of Genetics9Student's free choice21/2
508039Laboratory of Immunology3Student's free choice21/2
502265Laboratory of Immunology9Student's free choice21/2
508037Laboratory of Microbiology3Student's free choice21/2
502263Laboratory of Microbiology9Student's free choice21/2
508038Laboratory of General Pathology3Student's free choice21/2
502264Laboratory of General Pathology9Student's free choice21/2
505026Laboratory of Zoology3Student's free choice21/2
502255Laboratory of Zoology9Student's free choice21/2

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