Impressions from the Symposium

From Nov 27-29, 2017, the second Düsseldorf-Jülich Symposium on Neurodegenerative Diseases was held at Haus der Universität in Düsseldorf under the theme of "Formation, aggregation and propagation of amyloids".

With 19 talks and more than 50 scientific posters the symposium offered insights from a wide spectrum of fields. To meet the public´s great interest in Alzheimer´s research, an open evening lecture was given in German by Prof. Christian Haass (DZNE/LMU Munich) at the end of the first day.

We thank all speakers, poster presenters and participants for their contributions and engaging discussions, the team of the Haus der Universität for outstanding organization and Prof. Dr. Detlev Riesner (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf) for opening the Symposium. Furthermore, we would like to thank the Joachim Herz Stiftung for their generous financial support.

We also congratulate the winners of the poster prizes. 1. Place: Carmen Nussbaum-Krammer (Heidelberg University), 2. Place Anne Wentink (Heidelberg University) and 3. Place Matthias Hebisch (University of Bonn). The poster prizes were sponsored by the Joachim Herz Stiftung.

From the left: Prof. Thomas von Groen (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA), Matthias Hebisch (University of Bonn), Carmen Nussbaum-Krammer (Heidelberg University), Anne Wentink (Heidelberg University) and Prof. Dieter Willbold (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf/Forschungszentrum Jülich).

Below you can find some further impressions from the Düsseldorf-Jülich Symposium on Neurodegenerative Diseases 2017 (all photos © Jochen Müller).

The organizing committee

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

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

Prof. Dieter Willbold (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf/Forschungszentrum Jülich) welcomed the 150 participants to the symposium.
Prof. Detlev Riesner (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf) provided the opening remarks.
Prof. Thomas van Groen (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA) gave the first talk on the history of Alzheimer’s disease.
Prof. Stefan Lichtenthaler (Technical University of Munich and German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) München) spoke about secretases as drug targets in Alzheimer’s disease.
A moderated panel discussion concluded the symposium.

The breaks and a scientific poster session provided room for further discussion and networking.
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