Molecular Neurodegeneration, 10-12 September 2013, Cannes, France

 Molecular Neurodegeneration: Basic biology and disease pathways

BioMed Central, in association with its journal Molecular Neurodegeneration, held  the 3rd International Conference, Molecular Neurodegeneration: Basic biology and disease pathways in Cannes from 10-12 September 2013Thanks to everyone who attended and made this first European version of the conference such a stimulating and interactive meeting, having previously been held in Xiamen in 2009 and Shanghai in 2011.

The 2013 conference saw world-renowned experts present cutting-edge research on  uncovering the molecular mechanisms underlying major devastating neurodegenerative diseases. The high-quality talks by both invited speakers and participants selected from the abstracts, in combination with poster presentations and the convivial atmosphere of Cannes, resulted in plenty of discussion about new treatment strategies and progress on elucidating pathogenic mechanisms.

Congratulations to the poster prize winners:

1st prize: Andrew J Nicoll, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK (Abstract P66)

2nd prize: Naoyuki Sato, Osaka University, Japan (Abstract P35)

3rd prize: Shadaan Zulfiqar, NCBS-TIFR, Bangalore, India (Abstract P53)

The abstracts from the conference have been published in the journal Molecular Neurodegeneration and can be found here.

Delegates to the ‘Molecular Neurodegeneration’ conference are entitled to a 15% discount on article processing charges for publications in the Molecular Neurodegeneration journal and all other BioMed Central journals – the offer will apply until 12 December 2013.

The organizing committee and speaker list from this conference can be found below.

Organizing committee

Guojun Bu

Guojun Bu

Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Robert Vassar

Robert Vassar

Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

Huaxi Xu

Huaxi Xu

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA

Hui Zheng

Hui Zheng

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

Frédéric Checler

Frédéric Checler

Université de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France

Henrietta M Nielsen

Henrietta M Nielsen

Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Speakers

Bu Guojun

Guojun Bu

Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Frederic Checler

Frédéric Checler

Université de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France

Don W Cleveland

Don W Cleveland

Ludwig Institute & University of California, San Diego, USA

Bart De Strooper

Bart De Strooper

VIB Center for the Biology of Disease & KU Leuven, Belgium

Todd E. Golde Lab

Todd E. Golde

University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Christian Haass

Christian Haass

Ludwig Maxmillians University Munich & German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Germany

John Hardy

John Hardy

UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK

Mikko Hiltunen

Mikko Hiltunen

University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland

David Holtzman

David M Holtzman

Washington University, St Louis, USA

Mathias Jucker

Mathias Jucker

University of Tübingen & German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Germany

Edward Koo

Edward Koo

University of California, San Diego, USA

Virginia Lee

Virginia M Lee

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Yueming Li

Yueming Li

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

Stefan Lichtenthaler

Stefan Lichtenthaler

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)&Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany

Eva Mandelkow

Eva Mandelkow

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany

Eckhard Mandelkow

Eckhard Mandelkow

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany

Shen Jie

Jie Shen

Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Sangram S Sisodia

Sangram S Sisodia

The University of Chicago, USA

Peter St George-Hyslop

University of Cambridge, UK & University of Toronto, Canada

Rudy Tanzi

Rudolph Tanzi

Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Gopal Thinakaran

Gopal Thinakaran

The University of Chicago, USA

John Trojanowski

John Q Trojanowski

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Robert Vassar

Robert Vassar

Northwestern University,Chicago, USA

Huaxi Xu

Huaxi Xu

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA

Hui Zheng

Hui Zheng

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA

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