Conference on Ageing and Neurodegeneration

The conference "Ageing and Neurodegeneration" is co-organised by DZNE, the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing. It brings together cutting edge scientific expertise to create a forum for a high-level scientific exchange.

The growing proportion of ageing individuals in our society is affected by late onset diseases including neurodegenerative disorders. The reasons why age is the main risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease are still unknown. Are there common mechanisms in the cellular dysfunction that is associated with normal ageing and neurodegenerative disease? Are there common mechanisms between early and late onset forms of dementia and motor dysfunction and how do they relate to the processes that underlie ageing? A better understanding of the molecular basis of both ageing and neurodegenerative diseases will likely lead us to new
therapeutic and preventive strategies.

Date: Sep 1st - Sep 4th, 2011
Venue: Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg, Kadettenstrasse, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

Speakers:
Adriano Aguzzi (Zürich)
Adam Antebi (Köln)
Nicolas Bazan (New Orleans)
Monique Breteler (Bonn)
Jens Brüning (Köln)
Valina Dawson (Baltimore)
Bart De Strooper (Leuven)
Andrew Dillin (La Jolla)
Donato Di Monte (Bonn)
Thomas Gasser (Tübingen)
Christian Haass (München)
Michael O. Hengartner (Zürich)
David Holtzman (St. Louis)
Mathias Jucker (Tübingen)
Nils-Göran Larsson (Köln)
Virgina Lee (Philadelphia)
Stuart Lipton (La Jolla)
Eva-Maria Mandelkow (Bonn)
Eckhard Mandelkow (Bonn)
Gerry Melino (Rom)
Richard A. Miller (Ann Arbor)
Hannah Monyer (Heidelberg)
Lennart Mucke (San Francisco)
Linda Partridge (Köln)
David Rubinsztein (Cambridge)
Tony Schapira (London)
James Surmeier (Chicago)
Nektarios Tavernarakis (Heraklion)
Alex Whitworth (Sheffield)