The degenerating brain - From research to hope 76949 - 2014 Prof. Hermona Soreq and Dr. Sebastian Kadener Teaching assistant: Geula Hanin DATE 20 Feb 27 Feb lecturer Dr. Sebastian Kadener Prof. Hermona Soreq 6 March Geula Hanin 13 March Geula Hanin 20 March Geula Hanin 27 March Dr. Yossi Mandel 3 April 10 April 17 April 24 April 1 May 8 May 15 May PESACH PESACH PESACH PESACH Prof. Hermona Soreq Prof. Orna Amster Hoder Prof. Orna Elroy-Stein 22 May 29 May Prof. Alon Friedman Dr. Sebastian Kadener 5 June 12 June Shavuot Prof. Dan Frenkel 19 June Dr. Neta Zach Tentative Topics Class 1: Gene vs. Environment. Class 2: Introduction for neurodegenerative diseases and Alzheimer’s disease Class 3: The Cell Class 4: From DNA to protein Class 5: The central nervous system – from neurons to brain functions Class 6: Retina degeneration & photovoltaic retinal prosthesis Class 7: Parkinson's disease Class 8: Protein and RNA mislocalization Class 9: Regulation of mRNA Translation in the Brain Class 10: Stroke Class 11: Animal disease models: primates, mice, flies, worms. Class 12: Neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative diseases Class 13: ALS Attendance: mandatory. Absence of 10% of the classes or more (2 lectures or more) will reduce the final score by 5 points. Grading: 3 home assignments (30% total, 10% each) and home-written work on topics discussed in the class (70%).