Current topics in prion biology

BCH 2024H

The content of this course will focus on emerging topics of interest in prion biology. Topics that will be covered will include: 1) prion function; 2) prion structure; 3) prion detection; 4) prion disease therapeutics; and 5) prion-like propagation of protein aggregates in other neurodegenerative diseases. Each class (2 hr) will consist of a brief introductory lecture on the day’s topic and then 2-3 students will present a paper to the class, which will be followed by a discussion session.


Course Next Offered

Fall 2019 (Nov-Dec)

Course Time and Location

All classes will be held on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Medical Sciences Building
Room 5231

Start date: November 7, 2019
End date: December 19, 2019

There will be six 2-hr classes (November 7, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19). There is no class on Tuesday November 14th

Enrollment Limit

Yes — 15

Method of Student Evaluation

40% oral presentation
40% written report
20% participation

Each student will be required to give one journal club-style presentation of an assigned paper (40%). At the end of the course, students will prepare a short research proposal that follows on from the results in the assigned paper (40%)


Joel C. Watts

Joel C. Watts

Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Krembil Discovery Tower
60 Leonard Ave., Rm. 6KD412

Last Updated 17 July 2019