Kloster Seeon meeting on BACE proteases in health and disease

October 6-8, 2013, near Munich, Germany

BACE1 activity is required for myelination in the peripheral nervous system. Source: Alessio Colombo
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The proteases BACE1 and BACE2 are involved in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), myelination, and pancreatic ß-cell function. New substrates and phenotypes are being identified in mice and cells lacking BACE1 and/or BACE2, pointing to numerous potential (patho)physiological functions of both proteases. Additionally, BACE1 is currently one of the most promising drug targets against AD and several BACE1 inhibitors are tested in clinical trials for AD.

This meeting is the first one focusing exclusively on BACE proteases. It will bring together internationally leading BACE researchers from both academia and industry to discuss the newest results on function of BACE proteases as well as chances and challenges for BACE protease-directed therapies.

©Kloster Seeon / Sieglinde Aiblinger
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Location: Klosterweg 1, 83370 Seeon-Seebruck, Bavaria, Germany
General contact:bace-meeting(at)dzne.de
Organized by: Stefan Lichtenthaler - DZNE & Technical University Munich

Confirmed Speakers
  • Bruce Albala, Eisai
  • Mark Albers, Harvard Medical School
  • Carmen Birchmeier, Max-Delbrück-Centrum
  • Michael Boulton, University of Florida
  • Bastian Dislich, DZNE & TUM
  • Bart De Strooper, University of Leuven & VIB
  • Christian Haass, DZNE & LMU
  • Jochen Herms, DZNE & LMU
  • Mikko Hiltunen, University of Eastern Finland
  • Matthew Kennedy, Merck
  • Peer-Hendrik Kuhn, DZNE & TUM
  • Patrick May, Eli Lilly
  • Lawrence Rajendran, University of Zürich
  • Markus Stoffel, ETH Zurich
  • Giuseppina Tesco, Tufts University
  • Gopal Thinakaran, University of Chicago
  • Taisuke Tomita, University of Tokio
  • Guillaume van Niel, Institute Curie, Paris
  • Philip Wong, Johns Hopkins University
  • Riqiang Yan, Lerner Research Institute
  • Robert Vassar, Northwestern University
  • Ryan Watts, Genentec

Please note: To inquire about remaining seats, please contact carolin.nierwetberg(at)dzne.de

Please fill in this form and send it back to bace-meeting(at)dzne.de.

Registration fee is 420 € (single room) and 375 € (double room) and includes accommodation and meals. In case of cancellation of participation until July 1, 2013, the registration fee is fully refundable. After July 1, 2013, a refund of the registration is fee is no longer possible. There will be an additional fee for the shuttle bus from the airport to the conference site.

To complete your registration for the BACE-Meeting,
please send 420 € to the following bank account  

Account owner: Klinikum rechts der Isar
Bank: Bayerische Landesbank Girozentrale
Account-Number: 20272
BLZ: 700 500 00
IBAN: DE 82 70 05 000 000 000 20272

Important:  Purpose: 8810001299; Participant: your name 

Without this additional information your money cannot be related to the BACE-Meeting!  

For those, who want to stay in a double room, the registration fee is reduced to 375 €. 

If you want to stay in double room, please write an email to carolin.nierwetberg(at)dzne.de with the information, with whom you want to share the double room.

Venue and accommodations

Kloster Seeon, Klosterweg 1, 83370 Seeon-Seebruck, Bavaria, Germany.

Kloster Seeon is a historic, former monastery turned into a fully equipped modern conference venue and is located in a picturesque area 80 km outside of Munich. Speakers and most other participants stay in the conference hotel Kloster Seeon. A few additional rooms are available in nearby hotels.

Travel information

The next airport is Munich airport and is 80 km away from the conference site. A shuttle bus from the airport to the conference site will be organized.

Shuttles on Sunday, October 6, 2013 from Munich Airport (MUC) to Kloster Seeon at

  • 9.30 a.m.
  • 11.30 a.m. 
  • 1.30 p.m.

The bus will start from Terminal 2

Shuttles on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from Kloster Seeon to Munich Airport (MUC) at

  • 12.30 p.m.
  • 2.30 p.m.