The courses cover the cellular and molecular organization of the nervous system, interactions between signal substances and receptors, receptor coupled functions, peptide chemistry, gene regulation, mutagenesis as well as molecular and cellular biotechnology for production and analysis of recombinant proteins.

Neurochemistry forms the fundament for understanding at the molecular level of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) and mental disorders.

Both chemists and biologists can study neurochemistry with equal reward. Neurochemistry is at the border area chemistry-biology and makes use of modern molecular biological, biochemical and immunological techniques for describing and characterizing the function of the different cell types of the nervous system in molecular terms. This includes both the fast (milliseconds) interactions involved in our sensory and cognitive processes as well as slow processes involved in synaptogenesis, neural plasticity of neurodegeneration.
After a bachelor degree you can also continue with our masters' program Neurochemistry with Molecular Neurobiology. We also conduct research level education leading to Licentiate- or Doctoral degree.

Additional information: Anna-Lena Ström, Director of Studies


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