Kloster Seeon meeting on BACE proteases in health and disease

September 25-27, 2016, 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 devoted entirely to the BACE proteases and their roles in health and disease. It will bring together internationally leading BACE researchers from both academia and industry to discuss the newest results on function and regulation of BACE proteases as well as chances and challenges for BACE protease-directed therapies.

©Kloster Seeon / Sieglinde Aiblinger
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Klosterweg 1, 83370 Seeon-Seebruck, Bavaria, Germany

General contact:

Organized by:
Stefan Lichtenthaler - DZNE & Technical University Munich
Robert Vassar - Northwestern University, Chicago


Key dates of the program

Start of the meeting:     Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 1 pm
End of the meeting:         Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 1 pm

Instructions for poster presenters

The poster screens have the format width 118 cm and height 145 cm. Please make sure, that your poster suits this size.

No abstract is needed, just come and present your poster.

Confirmed Speakers

Confirmed Speakers:


  • Kári Stefánsson, deCODE Genetics, Iceland 


  • Christian Alzheimer, University of Erlangen, Germany
  • Christoph Becker-Pauly, University Kiel, Germany
  • Carmen Birchmeier, Max-Delbrück Center, Berlin
  • Mike Boulton, Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA
  • Doug Johnson, Pfizer Inc., USA
  • Aurel Busche, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Ron DeMattos, Lilly, USA
  • Bart De Strooper, University of Leuven & VIB, Belgium
  • Jenny Gunnersen, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Christian Haass, DZNE & LMU, Germany
  • Jochen Herms, DZNE & LMU, Germany
  • Lynn Hyde, Merck, USA
  • Mathias Jucker, DZNE & University Tübingen, Germany
  • Dieder Moechars, Janssen, Belgium
  • Ulf Neumann, Novartis, Switzerland
  • Lawrence Rajendran, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Naoyuki Taniguchi, RIKEN, Wako, Japan
  • Giuseppina Tesco, Tufts University, USA
  • Gopal Thinakaran, University of Chicago, USA
  • Stephen Wood, Amgen, USA
  • Riqiang Yan, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, USA


Kloster Seeon is a small conference site and the maximum number of participants has already been reached. We are happy to still consider your registration. But this depends on whether we get additional accommodation in a nearby hotel.

To register, please fill in this form and send it back to bace-meeting(at)dzne.de . Afterwards, you will receive a confirmation e-mail specifying the bank account to which the registration fee needs to be transferred. Once your fee is received, you are finally registered.  

Registration fee per person is 480 € (single room) and includes accommodation and meals. In case of cancellation of participation until 15 June  2016, the registration fee is fully refundable. After 15 June  2016, a refund of the registration is fee is no longer possible.

Venue and accommodation

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.

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. 

The shuttle bus from the airport to the conference site will depart at 11.30am and 12.00am. Meeting point for the bus is terminal 2 arrival area in front of "Starbucks" coffee shop.

A shuttle bus from the main station Munich will depart at 11.30. Meeting point is Arnulfstraße in front of the hotel “Deutscher Kaiser”.

Departure times will be indicated at a later date.