Neurodegeneration: Gaining in Translation
14 September, 2012 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Chowen Lecture Theatre, BSMS - University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9PX
The symposium will feature international experts in the field of neurodegeneration to explore key research and clinical developments with a particular focus on motor neuron disorders and concluding with a Brain Lecture by Prof Chris Henderson.
"New therapeutic targets in motor neuron disease"
Professor CE Henderson, Motor Neuron Centre, Columbia University, New York
The speakers are drawn from Columbia University, KCL, Oxford, IoN, Sussex and BSMS.
Presentations throughout the day will be made on a number of key themes:
- Mechanisms of cell damage, death and repair
- Parallels between cancer and neurodegeneration
- Integrating molecular mechanisms and experimental medicine.
The prestigious Brain Visiting Lecture will be given by Professor Chris Henderson, co-Director of the Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease at Columbia University. Professor Henderson's work focuses particularly upon mechanisms of motor neuron growth, survival and cell death. His keynote lecture will concentrate on the new therapeutic targets in MND.
Prof. Ammar Al-Chalabi, KCL
Prof. Keith Caldecott, Sussex
Dr. Majid Hafezparast, Sussex
Prof. Nigel Leigh, BSMS
Prof. Kevin Talbot, Oxford
Dr. Martin Turner, Oxford
Prof. Simon Ward, Sussex
Prof. Nick Wood, IoN
MND Association and ALS Association have given funding towards the cost of this meeting, but have had no input into the agenda or content.
RCP – CPD approved
Complimentary lunch & refreshments
*Attendance is free but booking is essential to ensure your place*
To book your place at the symposium please complete the online form. Deadline: 31st August
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12th Sept 2012, MRB Meeting Room
There are spaces for six PhD students to make a 10 minute presentation to a small panel of luminaries including the visiting Professor Chris Henderson. If interested, contact Pat Butler, email@example.com