We are pleased to invite you to the second

Düsseldorf-Jülich Symposium on Neurodegenerative Diseases:
Formation, aggregation and propagation of amyloids

Date: November 27-29, 2017
Venue: Haus der Universität in Düsseldorf, Germany


Alzheimer´s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases pose one of the major challenges in health research today. Over the course of three days, our Symposium will serve as a forum for interdisciplinary perspectives on Alzheimer's pathology and related diseases with a focus on the underlying phenomenon of amyloid aggregation.

It will bring together leading experts from a wide spectrum of both basic and clinical science, to present and discuss new results, as well translational aspects between fundamental research and application for diagnostics and treatment.

Advances in fields like molecular biology, genetics and imaging have led to exciting new insights, research opportunities and leads for therapeutic approaches. To facilitate progress against this multifaceted disease, it is crucial to foster the exchange between scientists working on different aspects of Alzheimer´s pathology.

Early-stage researchers will gain a wide ranging overview of the current state of knowledge from scientists at the forefront of the respective fields. To this end all speakers will first give thorough general introductions into their topic before presenting their own latest research.

We want to encourage active discussion and participation across all career levels. Some of the features included to this end are a poster session, a guided poster tour with discussion groups led by some of the speakers, and oral presentations by early career scientists, who will be selected based on the submitted poster abstracts.

Because of the great public interest in Alzheimer´s research, an open evening lecture will be given in German by Prof. Christian Haass (DZNE/LMU Munich) at the end of the first day.

We hope you will join us in North Rhine-Westphalia's beautiful capital for three days of lively discussions, innovative ideas, collaboration and networking!

The organizing committee

Prof. Dr. Thomas von Groen, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Prof. Dr. Dieter Willbold, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf/Forschungszentrum Jülich


The Symposium is generously supported by the Joachim Herz Stiftung

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