Master’s Thesis

The Master’s Thesis (TFM) consists in the writing and public defense of an original Neuroscience research study. It is recognized with 20 ECTS. A minimum of 35 mandatory (Module 1) + 25 elective (Modules 2 and 3) ECTS is required to enroll in the TFM.

In February of each year, the list of the available collaboration projects is offered by the Master’s Professors is published. Each student chooses one for the TFM, according to his or her scientific interests. The TFM is usually carried out under the direction of one of the Master’ Professors, in their corresponding institution, for 1 or 2 semesters.

About two months before the TFMs presentation and defense session, the draft of each paper must be presented to be preliminarily evaluated by 2 anonymous reviewers, experts in the field. These reviewers must authorize the defense of the work and may indicate aspects susceptible to improvement, prior to the defense. The TFMs are finally presented in public session and defended before a three-member Committee. The defense sessions are held in March and September.

Master in Neuroscience Thesis Calendar and Requirements

Directrices y calendario para la realización del TFM

List of offers TFMs (2019-2020)

List of TFM offers (updated 2/6/2020)

Panel of experts who have participated as reviewers of the Master Theses

Period 2018-2019
Period 2016-2017
Period 2012-2015

Presentation and defence of the Master´s Thesis

Academic Year 2019-2020 Mayo 2019 Septiembre 2020

Academic Year 2018-2019 Marzo 2019 Septiembre 2019

Academic Year 2017-2018 Marzo 2018 Septiembre 2018

Academic Year 2016-2017 Marzo 2017 Septiembre 2017

Academic Year 2015-2016 Marzo 2016 Septiembre 2016

Academic Year 2014-2015 Marzo 2015 Septiembre 2015

Academic Year 2013-2014 Marzo 2014 Septiembre 2014

Academic Year 2012-2013 Marzo 2013 Septiembre 2013

Academic Year 2011-2012 Marzo 2012 Septiembre 2012

Barrio-Alonso E, Fontana B, Valero M, Frade JM. 2020. Pathological Aspects of Neuronal Hyperploidization in Alzheimer’s Disease Evidenced by Computer Simulation. Front. Genet. 11: 287

Fernández-Sanz P, Ruiz-Gabarre D, García-Escudero V. 2019. Modulating Effect of Diet on Alzheimer's Disease. Diseases. 7(1). pii: E12. doi: 10.3390/diseases7010012.

Celaya AM1, Sánchez-Pérez I, Bermúdez-Muñoz JM, Rodríguez-de la Rosa L, Pintado-Berninches L, Perona R, Murillo-Cuesta S, Varela-Nieto I. 2019. Deficit of mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase 1 (DUSP1) accelerates progressive hearing loss. Elife. 2019 Apr 2;8. pii: e39159. doi: 10.7554/eLife.39159.

Vicente-Baz J, Lopez-Garcia JA, Rivera-Arconada I. 2019. Implication of Kv7 Channels in the Spinal Antinociceptive Actions of Celecoxib. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 370(3):472-479. doi: 10.1124/jpet.119.258053.

Carrera-Cañas C, Garzón M, de Andrés I. 2019. The Transition Between Slow-Wave Sleep and REM Sleep Constitutes an Independent Sleep Stage Organized by Cholinergic Mechanisms in the Rostrodorsal Pontine Tegmentum. Front. Neurosci. 13:748. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00748.

Jiménez-Sánchez L, Blesa J, Del Rey NL, Monje MHG, Obeso JA, Cavada C. Serotonergic innervation of the striatum in a nonhuman primate model of Parkinson's disease. Neuropharmacology. 2019 Oct 4:107806. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2019.107806.

Díaz-Guerra E, Rodríguez-Traver E, Moreno-Jiménez EP, de Rojas I, Rodríguez C, Orera M, Hernández I, Ruiz A, Vicario C. 2019 An integration-free iPS cell line, ICCSICi007-A, derived from a female Alzheimer’s disease patient with the APOE-ε4/ε4 alleles. Stem Cell Research :101588 (pp. 1-6). doi:10.1016/j.scr.2019.101588. PMID: 31698192.

Díaz-Guerra E, Oria-Muriel MA, Moreno-Jiménez EP, de Rojas I, Rodríguez C, Rodríguez-Traver E, Orera M, Hernández I, Ruiz A, Vicario C. 2019 Generation of an integration-free iPSC line, ICCSICi006-A, derived from a male Alzheimer’s disease patient carrying the PSEN1-G206D mutation. Stem Cell Research:101574 (pp. 1-6). doi: 10.1016/j.scr.2019.101574. PMID: 31627126.

Poch, C., Prieto, A., Hinojosa, J. A., & Campo, P. 2019 The impact of increasing similar interfering experiences on mnemonic discrimination: Electrophysiological evidence. Cogn Neurosci, 10(3), 129-138. doi: 10.1080/17588928.2019.1571484.

Ritter ML; Avila J; García-Escudero V; Hernández F; Pérez M. 2018 Frontotemporal Dementia-Associated N279K Tau Mutation Localizes at the Nuclear Compartment. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 12:202.

Lucas-Romero J, Rivera-Arconada I, Roza C, Lopez-Garcia JA. 2018. Origin and classification of spontaneous discharges in mouse superficial dorsal horn neurons. Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 27;8(1):9735. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-27993-y.

Serrano MP, Herrero-Labrador R, Futch HS, Serrano J, Romero A, Fernandez AP, Samadi A, Unzeta M, Marco-Contelles J, Martinez-Murillo R. 2017 The proof-of-concept of ASS234: Peripherally administered ASS234 enters the central nervous system and reduces pathology in a male mouse model of Alzheimer disease. J Psychiatry Neurosci 42:59-69.

Camina E, Güell F. 2017. The Neuroanatomical, Neurophysiological and Psychological Basis of Memory: Current Models and Their Origins". Front Pharmacol. 2017 Jun 30;8:438. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00438.

Gómez-Gonzalo M, Martin-Fernandez M, Martínez-Murillo R, Mederos S, Hernández-Vivanco A, Jamison S, Fernandez AP, Serrano J, Calero P, Futch HS, Corpas R, Sanfeliu C, Perea G, Araque A. 2017 Glia 65(4):569-580. doi: 10.1002/glia.23112.

Santana E, Casas-Tintó S. 2017 Orb2 as modulator of Brat and their role at the neuromuscular junction J Neurogenet. 2017 Dec;31(4):181-188. doi: 10.1080/01677063.2017.1393539.

Jordán-Álvarez S, Santana E, Casas-Tintó S, Acebes Á, Ferrús A. 2017 The equilibrium between antagonistic signaling pathways determines the number of synapses in Drosophila. PLoS One. 12(9):e0184238. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184238.

Bernal L, Lopez-Garcia JA, Roza C. 2016. Spontaneous activity in C-fibers after partial damage to the saphenous nerve in mice: effects of retigabine. Eur J Pain 20(8):1335-45. doi: 10.1002/ejp.858.

Fernández Montoya J, Pérez M. 2015 Cathepsin D in a murine model of frontotemporal dementia with Parkinsonism-linked to chromosome 17. Journal of Alzheimer's disease 45 - 1, pp. 1 - 14 ISSN 1875-8908

Murillo-Cuesta S, Rodríguez-de la Rosa L, Contreras J, Celaya AM, Camarero G, Rivera T, Varela-Nieto I. Corrigendum: Transforming growth factor β1 inhibition protects from noise-induced hearing loss. Front Aging Neurosci. 2015 May 8;7:72. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2015.00072. eCollection 2015.

Vega-Avelaira D, Ballesteros JJ, López-García JA. 2013. Inflammation-induced hyperalgesia and spinal microglia reactivity in neonatal rats. Eur J Pain. 2013 Sep;17(8):1180-8. doi: 10.1002/j.1532-2149.2013.00308.x.