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Molecular, cellular and behavioural studies in preclinical models and their relevance to dementia

One of the most important goals of the ARUK Cambridge Network is to bridge gaps between clinical and basic neuroscience so we are delighted to announce the next event in this series:

Molecular, cellular and behavioural studies in preclinical models and their relevance to dementia

DATE AND TIME: 21st April, 2014, 2-5pm

VENUE: Clinical School Lecture Theatre 2 

This event complements last year's 'Introduction to dementia diagnosis and management' from our clinical colleagues. This year, Tatyana Dias, Damian Crowther, Olivia Shipton, Claire Harwell and Angela Roberts will explain what we learn from a range of cell, tissue and animal models.

The event is primarily designed to inform clinicians about basic neuroscience studies but scientists working with these models are also welcome to attend, both to learn about other models and to join in discussions about their merits and limitations.

We will show how simplified systems such as cell culture and Drosophila can be tremendously informative about molecular steps often with close relevance to human biology, how slice cultures are well-suited for electrophysiology, live imaging, and repeated sampling or manipulation of the cellular environment, and how behavioural studies in animal models reveal important information about cognition in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. We will illustrate how a range of models can be more powerful than any single experimental system alone, especially if combined with complementary human studies.

If you would like to attend this event, please email claire.harwell@babraham.ac.uk so we know how many to cater for in the tea break.

Posted on 08/04/2015

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