The ENCALS meeting this year has been held at Trinity College in Dublin. This suggestive place hosted more than 250 participants and several international guests as the eminent researcher Prof. John E. Landers,Professor of Neurology at University of Massachusetts, who opened the “Genes and Genomics” session with a talk entitled “Using Next-Generation Sequencing to Dissect…… Continue reading ENCALS Thursday 21st May 2015 – Oral session 1 – Genes and Genomics
Wendy Noble (King’s College London) who helped organise the Biochemical Society and British Neuroscience Association focused meeting “Astrocytes in Health and Neurodegenerative Disease”, Institute of Child Health, London, 28 – 29 April 2014, blogs about the event. Researchers from King’s College London, the University of Manchester and the University of California at Los Angeles organized…… Continue reading Conference report – A focus on astrocytes in MND research
The meeting covered multiple aspects of astrocyte biology, including sessions on Astrocyte-Neuron Interactions, Energy Metabolism and Astrocytes, Astrocyte Signalling Pathways, and individual sessions on the role of astrocytes in Motor Neurone Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and Lysosomal Storage Disorders. The Contribution of Astrocytes to Motor Neurone Disease session was opened by Siddharthan Chandran (University of Edinburgh),…… Continue reading Biochemical Society & British Neuroscience Association Focused Meeting: Astrocytes in Health and Neurodegenerative Disease
The 24th International Symposium has just ended and I’m starting to rearrange all my notes to write a report regarding the last scientific session of the meeting (10A) entitled Protein Processing and Degradation. Like the rest of the meeting, this session was very busy and international, with speakers coming from many parts of the World,…… Continue reading Protein structure: better to stay in shape!
Developing new therapeutic strategies for treating ALS is a key goal as it presents new ways to hopefully develop new patient treatments and possibly a cure for ALS. In this session the focus was aimed on new and novel therapeutic ideas for treating ALS by targeting different cell types or by utilizing novel technologies and…… Continue reading Session 5A Therapeutic strategies