Published: 07-06-2023 16:53 | Updated: 07-06-2023 16:56

New PhD course offer: The interplay between Neuro-infections and neurodegenerative diseases

As part of the Doctoral Programme in Neuroscience a course entitled The Interplay between neuro-infections and neurodegenerative diseases (course 5677 in KIWAS) will be offered this coming fall. All doctoral students working on neuro-infections, neuroinflammation, neurological disorders and neurodegenerative diseases are particularly encourage to apply.


This course has the main general purpose of connecting two topics, or disease types, which are generally known by the scientific community to be completely distant from each other, such as Infections of the Central Nervous System and neurodegenerative diseases/dementia. On the other hand, many molecular aspects concerning neuroinflammation and neuronal cell damage are indeed very common between the two.

Working method

Students will gain knowledge on the neuroinflammatory processes and molecular mechanisms of neuronal damage that are common between neurodegenerative diseases and neuro-infections.

This course (3 credits) is intended to be 90% theoretical with 10% practical part, including fee days of "study time" in between. Experts (KI, non-KI, Swedish and/or international) will be invited, either in person or via Zoom, during the course for giving lectures and being moderators/workshop leaders during the course. It will be a great occasion to meet experts in many specific fields.


There are still a few vacancies available. Contact Federico Iovino if you are interested in taking the course.

Please note that the course is scheduled at the end of September, but can be move depending on the schedule of the participating doctoral students.


Federico Iovino Principal Researcher