NEVR8001 - Brain Metabolism Studied by 13C Nuclear Magnet Resonance Spectroscopy and Other Methods


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination/Report
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 50/100
Oral examination 50/100

Course content

The course will give a general introduction to brain metabolism with focus on interactions between neurons and astrocytes. These interactions are studied in cell cultures and animal models of neurological and psychiatric disorders. In-debth knowledge of NMR theory is not required, since the course emphasizes practical use in neuroscience.Theories and results of other related methods are introduced.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student should be able to interpret 13C NMR spectra, GC-MS and HPLC results. Furthermore, the student should understand mitochondrial energy metabolism, the synthesis and degradation of amino acid neurotransmitters, the astrocyte – neuronal metabolic interaction for synthesis of glutamate and GABA.

Learning methods and activities

33 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Presentation
  • Lectures

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester, or that compulsory activities are approved in a previous semester.

Recommended previous knowledge

NEVR2010-Introduction to Neuroscience

Required previous knowledge

Admission requirements: Basic knowledge of brain function and biochemistry. Master's Degree or equivalent education. Medical students at The Student Research Programme. Candidates with a lower degree will be assessed individually.

Course materials



Examination arrangement: Oral examination/Report

Term Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn Oral examination 50/100
Autumn Approved report 50/100
Spring Oral examination 50/100
Spring Approved report 50/100
* The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.