Neurochemistry with Molecular Neurobiology, 15 credits

About the education

The course covers the biochemistry of the nervous system; neurotransmitter synthesis and metabolic mechanisms of at the synapse, release and re-uptake/degradation of classical neurotransmitters and peptide transmitters. Receptors for neurotransmitters and their ligands are described from a chemical-pharmacological point of view and the relevance of these molecules and their interactions for development of tolerance, supersensitivity and long term potentiation are discussed. Aspects of neurochemistry as a basis for neuropharmacology are discussed. The course is useful for advanced studies in biology or chemistry or for work in the pharmaceutical industry.

For additional information: Anna-Lena Ström, Director of Studies

Subject: Chemistry

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Area of interest: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth.

Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media.

As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

Department responsible for education

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics