32nd Music & Brain, 27 June 2016
On 27th June 2016, the DZNE hosted the 32th installment of our Music & Brain series at Forschungszentrum caesar, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, in 53175 Bonn.
The event started with a talk by by Prof. Dr. med. Günter U. Höglinger, group leader at the DZNE Munich and the Technical University of Munich, Chair of Translational Neurodegeneration, entitled "Nucleic Acid Recognition in the Immune System: Friend, Foe and Fallacy" (Translationale Parkinson-Forschung).
The lecture was followed by a recital of the Canadian pianist Maxim Bernard, presenting solo works by Scarlatti, Scriabin, Chopin and Rachmaninoff.
Günter Höglinger studied human medicine from 1992 to 1999 and obtained his doctorate at the University of Marburg in 2000. He then changed to a period of research lasting several years at Hôpital de la Salpêtrière in Paris. Following further stages abroad, he specialised and qualified as a university lecturer in neurology in 2007. Since 2011, he has chaired the Translational Neurodegeneration Faculty of Medicine on Technical University of Munich (TUM) and German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Munich. His work focuses on Parkinson’s Syndromes.
The Canadian pianist Maxim Bernard, who obtained his doctorate with Menahem Pressier, is one of the most promising new talents. He has already given numerous solo concerts, orchestral concerts and chamber concerts in Canada and the United States. In these concerts he has played under many famous conductors, such as Ronald Zollman, Michael Newnham, Yoav Talmi and Charles Latshaw.