Summer Term 2020

Please note that only 'active' doctoral students of the GTC can participate in the courses listed.  Doctoral students who have not yet passed their admission interviews ('applicants') and guest students from other faculties can participate only in case of vacancies.

Courses indicated as 'Elective' will run throughout the semester and take place once a week. They are specialist courses offered to masters students, however, they might also be of interest to doctoral students working or planning to work in that particular field.

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Course title

Genome-editing Technologies for Gene and Cell Therapy (Elective)

Deleidi, Valori
Course content / topics
  • Basic concepts of gene therapy for brain disorders (vector engineering, gene replacement/augmentation, gene correction, gene editing, gene regulation and silencing, cell type specificity)
  • Recent advances in genome editing (ZFNs, TALENs, CRISPRs)
  • Genome editing in basic neuroscience: how tailored gene editing may unravel how the brain works
  • Bench to Bedside: therapeutic applications of genetic modification for neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Huntington disease, spinal muscular atrophy, Parkinson's disease, adrenoleukodystrophy...)
  • Genome editing for precision medicine
  • Epigenetic regulation of DNA and its role in gene expression levels (Therapeutic approaches based on modulation of epigenetic changes)
  • Prospects, challenges and ethical considerations

Course requirements: oral presentation

ILIAS Online Course Link

Day, time & location

SS20 online, link in course descricption. [Mon 12-2pm DZNE Seminar Room, Otfried-Müller-Str. 23]