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Axonal degeneration and repair: plasticity and stem cells meeting
Marie Curie AXREGEN Training Network Meeting
The two afternoon scientific sessions are being opened to interested students, postdocs and others. Fifty places are available.
Target Audience: All years, graduate students and postdocs are particularly encouraged to apply.
The development of treatments that will help patients with structural damage to the CNS is one of the great remaining unmet needs in medicine. These disorders include Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease and dementias, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and glaucoma. They affect a large proportion of the severely disabled people in Western societies. All these conditions have damage to axons as a common feature. This training meeting is focussed on the problem of axonal damage (axonopathy), which is central to attempts to understand how the central nervous system (CNS) can be damaged, how this damage might be prevented or limited, and how new ways of repairing the CNS might be developed. The study of axonal damage and repair can, and should, be approached in a wide variety of ways, and this is what gives the programme its multi-disciplinary scope, even though it is focussed on a common topic.
Information and Booking
Date: 9th - 10th December, 2008
"Promoting axon regeneration in the damaged CNS"
14.30 Xavier Navarro, Institute of Neuroscience, Barcelona
"Glial cell transplants to promote axonal regeneration"
15.00 Martin Schwab, Brain Research Institute, Zürich
"Repair of Interrupted Fibre Connections and Circuits after Spinal Cord and Brain Injury"
15.30 Joost Verhaagen, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam
"Semaphorins: role in axonal degeneration and plasticity"
" PSA-NCAM and regeneration "
17.00 Ferdinando Rossi, Rita Levi Montalcini Center for Brain Repair, Torino
"Development and repair in the cerebellum"
17.30 Eva Sykova, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Charles University, Prague
"Adult stem cells and biomaterials for the treatment of CNS injury"
"Molecular mechanisms of activity-dependent plasticity in the cerebellar cortex"
"Matrix metalloproteinase-9 in synaptic plasticity"
"Cell replacement therapy in Parkinson's disease"
15.00 Harold Cremer, Developmental Biology Institute, Marseille
"Adult neurogenesis: From molecular mechanisms towards tools for brain repair"
"Cell sorting strategies for improved stem cell differentiation into neural cells"
Posted on 17/11/2008
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