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Summer School on “Neural Stem Cells in Development and Disease” in Trento, Italy (Sept 4th-8th)

What: Summer School on “Neural Stem Cells in Development and Disease”

Where: Levico Terme (Trento, Italy),

When: September 4-8, 2012.

Abstract submission deadline: July 20th, 2012 


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The Summer School will cover a series of biological subjects relating to neural stem cells, their involvement in brain diseases and their potential use in regenerative medicine. The main session will cover topics on neural stem cells and CNS development, brain cancer stem cells, molecular bases of neurodevelopmental disorders, stem-cell based therapy for neurodegenerative disorders and targeting brain cancer stem cells.

Confirmed speakers:

Ludwig Aigner (Salzburg, Austria)

Ernest Arenas (Stockholm, Sweden)

Christoph Beier (Aachen, Germany)

Yuri Bozzi (Trento, Italy)

Sebastian Brandner (London, UK)

Anne Calof (Irvine, US)

Luciano Conti (Milan, Italy)

Ruggero de Maria (Rome, Italy)

Peter Dirks (Toronto, Canada)

Gaetano Finocchiaro (Milan, Italy)

Ketty Leto (Turin, Italy)

Paolo Malatesta (Genoa, Italy)

Silvia Marino (London, UK)

Gianvito Martino (Milan, Italy)

Ronald McKay (Baltimore, US)

John Parnavelas (London, UK)

Steve Pollard (London, UK)

Jack Price (London, UK)

Ashok Shetty (Temple, US)

Zaal Kokaia (Lund, Sweden)

Flora Vaccarino (Yale, US)


The School is open to PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and senior researchers from universities, research institutes and industry. A maximum of 40 participants will be selected on the basis of their CV, publications and submitted abstract. Extensive discussions, poster sessions and meetings will promote the interaction of participants with speakers. Sessions dedicated to oral presentations selected from participants are also planned. Two prizes will also be assigned, one for the best poster and one for the best oral presentation. 


Posted on 20/06/2012

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