Graduate School of Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience

Area of Study and Research
The Graduate School of Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience started in the fall of 2008 and, amongst other topics, it brings neurodegenerative diseases, the neurosensory systems and molecular imaging techniques and transgenic mouse technology into focus.

The major partners of this graduate school are the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience – CIN, the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research – HIH, and the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases – DZNE-Tübingen, which provide – in addition to financial support – scientists who make a considerable contribution to teaching and laboratory training.

Teaching Program – Curricular Focus

  • molecular and cell biology of neurons and glia,
  • sensory systems neuroscience and their pathology
  • neurophysiology, neurochemistry and neurotransmitters,
  • cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory,
  • microscopy/cell and molecular imaging techniques,
  • genetic and molecular basis of neural diseases,
  • neural plasticity and neuroregeneration,
  • model organisms in neurobiology,
  • developmental neurobiology.

Details on the curriculum can be found in the ‘Module Handbook – M.Sc. Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience’ (see Regulations).

Requirements for Application
This masters program aims at students with a first degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, biomedical science, medicine or a related field who have a strong interest in clinical neuroscience and neural diseases.  Profound knowledge in genetics, biochemistry, and molecular and cell biology are indispensable requirements for a successful accomplishment of the course.