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OLD BRAINS 2016 pathways to neurodegeneration not forgetting the vessels

OLD BRAINS 2016: pathways to neurodegeneration not forgetting the vessels

Annual National University of Singapore / University of Cambridge Symposium

Thursday October 6 2016.    Clifford Allbutt Lecture Theatre, Cambridge Biomedical Campus


9:00     Registration

9:25     Welcome

9.:30     Reducing the Dementia Epidemic: A Public Health Perspective.

Carol Brayne


10:00   Changes in lifestyle factors and subsequent risk of stroke

Koh Woon Puay  


10:30   Is late life depression a brain disease?

John O’Brien


11:00-11:30     Coffee


11:30-12:00   Diminished synaptic transport – an early contributor to aging and neurodegeneration

John Chua


12:00-12:30   Common Pathways to Neurodegeneration; The Unfolded Protein Response.

Giovanna Mallucci


12:30-13:15 Junior presentations by Singapore researchers working in Cambridge (10 min + 5 questions)


Sean Chia  - A chemical kinetics strategy for the systematic development of small molecules to inhibit specific microscopic steps of Aβ42 aggregation in Alzheimer’s disease

Muhammad Kaiser – Modelling White Matter Diseases with HiOPCs

Rhea Tan  Mechanisms of Small Vessel Disease Stroke – New Insights from Genetics


13:15-14:10     Lunch


14:10-14:40   Covert strokes and cognition

Christopher Chen


14:40-15:10   Imaging Mechanisms of Cognitive Decline in Vascular Cognitive Impairment.

Hugh Markus


15:10   MRI as a biomarker for dementia  

Elijah Mak (Junior researcher)


15:25-15:50 Tea


15:50-16:20   Aging, Alzheimer, and neurodegeneration: from cell biology to animal models

Ed Koo


16:20-16:50   Mitochondrial mechanisms in neurodegeneration

Patrick Chinnery


16:50   Close

Register for FREE here

Contact Sophie Palmer by email if you have any queries (sap71@medschl.cam.ac.uk)

Posted on 04/07/2016

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