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02/23/2021 - 02/24/2021 | Online

CURE-ND Workshop (Online): "Innovative models of neurodegenerative diseases"

One of the major roadblocks to medical progress in the field of neurodegeneration is the absence of models that fully recapitulate features of the human diseases. Unprecedented opportunities to tackle this challenge are emerging e.g. from genome engineering and stem cell technologies. During this workshop, experts will present progress in the field.

One of the major roadblocks to medical progress in the field of neurodegeneration is the absence of animal models that fully recapitulate features of the human diseases. Unprecedented opportunities to tackle this challenge are emerging e.g. from genome engineering and stem cell technologies, and there are intense efforts to develop models with a high translational value. Simultaneously, single-cell, multi-omics and optogenetics technologies now allow longitudinal, molecular and functional analysis of human disease processes in these models at high resolution.

During this workshop, 12 experts will present recent progress in the field and discuss:
- What are the most advanced disease models available to date?
- Which aspects of the human disease do these accurately models, which ones do they fail to replicate?
- How should models be validated? Against which reference, which standards?
- What are currently the best methods to analyse these models?
- What is the field still missing in terms of modelling, and of technologies to analyse disease models?

CURE-ND, or Catalysing a United Response in Europe to Neurodegenerative Diseases, is a new alliance between the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the Paris Brain Institute (ICM), Mission Lucidity (ML) and the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI). Together these partners embrace a joint effort to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery and nurture breakthroughs in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. This Neurotechnology Workshop is the first in a series of joint events aiming at exchanging expertise, promoting scientific collaboration and building a strong community of neurodegeneration researchers in Europe and beyond.

Information on participating / attending:
The workshop will take place online using the Zoom platform. Participation is free, but registration is required. Please register and receive your personal link to attend this online workshop.

Date:

02/23/2021 13:30 - 02/24/2021 17:30

Event venue:

The workshop will take place online
Online
other

Target group:

Scientists and scholars

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Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

Medicine

Types of events:

Seminar / workshop / discussion

Entry:

01/13/2021

Sender/author:

Dr. Marcus Neitzert

Department:

Stabsstelle Kommunikation

Event is free:

yes

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event67706

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