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On Thursday March 9 2017 we organised a live webinar about the Master’s programme Neuroscience and Cognition. During this session the Master's Programme Coordinator Geert Ramakers and Master’s students provided you with detailed information about the Master's programme and shared their personal experiences on the programme with you!
What was covered
- Insights into the programme, study scheme and research areas;
- Career prospects and how we prepare you for the job market;
- Admission requirements and deadlines.
About the host
Dr. Geert Ramakers obtained his PhD degree in Utrecht (1995). He performed postdoctoral research in Utrecht (1995 – 1997) at the department of Neuroscience and Anatomy and Oslo (1998 – 2000) at the department of Physiology. In 2000 he was appointed at the UMC Utrecht as assistant professor at the department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology. His research focusses on cellular and synaptic plasticity; he wants to know how neurons integrate synaptic signals and convert these signals into output signals (action potentials). Research focusses on two brain areas: the hippocampus and the midbrain dopamine system (ventral tegmental area and striatum). Whole cell patch-clamp and field potential recordings in vitro, in vivo electrophysiology and optogenetic approaches are primarily used to study these phenomena.
I discovered my place within neuroscience research.