As a joined event of the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HiH), the Centre for Integrative Neurosciences (CiN), and the DZNE in Tübingen, the "Neuroscience Campus Get Together" was taking place on 19th of July, 2018. The DZNE Tübingen was opening its laboratory doors and presented current research activities to interested visitors. In Della Davids laboratory, they were able to observe living fluorescent C. Elegans worms under the microscope. Angelos Skodras (AG Neher/AG Jucker) demonstrated how protein aggregates can be isolated from mouse brain tissue with the laser micro-dissection microscope before Ashutosh Dhingra and Joachim Täger from AG Heutink gave an introduction to the automated cell culture system.
As the highlight of the evening, this year's HIH Paper of the Year Award was awarded to Angelos Skodras (AG Jucker). In his work „Microglia turnover with aging and in an Alzheimer’s model via long-term in vivo single-cell imaging“ (Füger, P., Hefendehl, J.K., Veeraraghavalu, K., Wendeln, A.-C., Schlosser, C., Obermüller, U., Wegenast-Braun, B.M., Neher, J.J., Martus, P., Kohsaka, S., Thunemann, M., Feil, R., Sisodia, S.S., Skodras, A. und Jucker, M. (2017)) Skodras showed that microglia live much longer than previously assumed and are therefore able to learn and age, which is a prerequisite for development of an immune memory and can have an influence on the development of neurodegenerative diseases.