On October 29/30, 2015, the first Düsseldorf-Jülich Symposium on Neurodegenerative Diseases was held at Haus der Universität in Düsseldorf under the theme of "Meeting the challenges of Alzheimer's Disease: from basic science to clinical translation".

With 12 talks and more than 30 scientific posters the symposium offered insights from a wide spectrum of fields.

We thank all speakers, poster presenters and participants for their contributions and engaging discussions, the President of Heinrich Heine University, Prof. Anja Steinbeck, for opening the symposium and the team of the Haus der Universität for outstanding support!

The organizing committee

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

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

Below you can find some photos from the meeting. A press release by the university was published undefinedhere (in German)

Impressions of the Düsseldorf-Jülich Symposium on Neurodegenerative Diseases 2015

From the left: Prof. Thomas von Groen (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA), Prof. Anja Steinbeck, President of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and Prof. Dieter Willbold (FZ Jülich/ HHU Düsseldorf)
Prof. Willbold welcomed the participants in Düsseldorf and emphasized the importance of connecting basic science and clinical application
HHU-President Prof. Steinbeck spoke on the urgency of a therapeutic breakthrough
Breaks and a scientific poster session provided room for further discussion and networking
Prof. van Groen presented the first talk, which was dedicated to the history of Alzheimer`s research
(Photos 1-5 © Uli Oberländer, 6-10 Peter Zekert)
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