Current Research in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Science Explorations - York University

Monday, July 18, 2016 - Friday, July 22, 2016
York University 4700 Keele Street TorontoONCanada  M3J 1P3
Monday, July 18, 2016 - Friday, July 22, 2016
York University 4700 Keele Street TorontoONCanada  M3J 1P3

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What's Included

This course will provide background information on neuroscience topics such as early development of the nervous system, and functions of different brain regions, and cell types. Knowledge of these principles will aid in understanding how abnormalities in the brain can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome, and schizophrenia. Furthermore, the known causes (genetic and environmental) along with the underlying molecular changes in the brain, behavioural symptoms, and treatment options that are available will be discussed for the various neurodevelopmental disorders. There will be discussion on case studies and current ongoing research to give students an understanding of what is currently known, and the many questions that remain to be answered in future research. Students will also have an opportunity to apply this knowledge in the lab by doing a hands-on experiment, in which they will test the expression of a gene using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and visualise using gel electrophoresis. Overall, this course aims to provide a holistic understanding of the brain and its pathology, and introduce students to the world of scientific research.

About This Organizer

Science Explorations offers fun, innovative and engaging camp programs designed to inspire youth and discover science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Based out of the Faculty of Science at York University, our camp programs use an discovery and inquiry-based learning approach that is focused on ‘learning by doing’. Our outreach model provides campers also get a chance to work in small groups on a variety of projects that will help foster problem solving, critical thinking, and an overall passion for STEM.

        Our camp takes place within the Faculty of Science at the Keele Campus of York University. Within the university environment, this gives campers the unique opportunity to learn and discover the amazing world of science and engineering . In each of our programs, whether in day-long workshops or  week-long camps, we enrich the learning experience with laboratory visits, faculty presentations, workshops and demonstrations from student groups, and much, much more!

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