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Thank you!

Thank you all for a fantastic online symposium!

We would like to thank the speakers for their continued support in our event and for sharing their amazing research with us. We also would like to thank the Champalimaud Foundation, in particular Simone Zacarias and Megan Carey, for the opportunity to host our event at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, before it had to be turned into an online event, and also for their tremendous help during the organization. We thank Videomakeriet for streaming this event and all technical support. The Training4CRM project and thereby also this symposium has been funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme.

Webinar Access

The recording of the live stream of the symposium on “Advanced therapies in Neurodegeneration: Bridging Neuroscience, Bioengineering and Optogenetics” can be found under the following link: https://vimeo.com/event/43620

The password is: 4crm

Please do not forget to check our Student presentations, posters and abstracts below on this page.


Dates: 29-30 April 2020

Venue: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal Online (https://uio.videomakeriet.tv)
Cost: Free of Charge

Webinar Program

For a PDF of the latest version of the webinar program click here. All times are Central European Summer Time (CEST).

29 April 2020           

09:30 – 09:35 Welcome Message and Opening

09:35 – 10:05 Jenny Emnéus, Technical University of Denmark – European Network Training4CRM: Cell-based Regenerative Medicine for neurodegenerative diseases
10:05 – 10:15 Questions & Answers

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:00 Etienne Hirsch, ICM Paris – Why clinical trials fail in Parkinson’s disease
11:00 – 11:10 Questions & Answers

11:10 – 11:20 Break

11:20 – 11:50 Ernest Arenas, Karolinska Institute – Cell replacement strategies for Parkinson’s disease: A single cell perspective.   
11:50 – 12:00 Questions & Answers

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:00 Juan Jose Toledo Aral, IBiS Sevilla – Neuroprotective Carotid Body Cell therapy in Parkinson’s Disease
14:00 – 14:10 Questions & Answers

14:10 – 14:20 Break

14:20 – 14:50 Selina Wray, University College London – Patient-derived stem cell models of Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia    
14:50 – 15:00 Questions & Answers

15:00 – 15:10 Break

15:10 – 15:40  Cláudia Cavadas, University of Coimbra – Caloric restriction to block neurodegenerative disease
15:40 – 15:50 Questions & Answers

15:50 – 15:55 Closing Day 1

30 April 2020           

09:30 – 09:35 Welcome

09:35 – 10:05 Anne Rosser, Cardiff University – Taking stem cells towards the clinic for Huntington’s disease
10:05 – 10:15 Questions & Answers

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:00 Mercè Masana, University of Barcelona – Enlightening brain circuit alterations in Huntington’s Disease
11:00 – 11:10 Questions & Answers

11:10 – 11:20 Break

11:20 – 11:50 My Andersson, Lund University – Shining light on neural networks in epilepsy
11:50 – 12:00 Questions & Answers

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:00 Nigel Hooper, University of Manchester – Reverse engineering a human blood-brain barrier platform for studying neurovascular disease
14:00 – 14:10 Questions & Answers

14:10 – 14:20 Break

14:20 – 14:50 Maria Joana Albuquerque Osório, Center for Translational Neuromedicine, University of Copenhagen – Cell and gene therapy for treatment of pediatric congenital disorders of myelin
14:50 – 15:00 Questions & Answers

15:00 – 15:10 Break

15:10 – 15:45 Interactive session / panel discussion / student presentation / networking

15:45 – 15:50 Closing

Contact Information:
Jenny Emnéus (Project Leader) – jemn@dtu.dk
Ørjan Martinsen (Organizing Committee Coordinator)
Christin Schuelke (ESR, Organizing Committee) – christin.schuelke@fys.uio.no
Robin Simsa (ESR, Organizing Committee) – robin.simsa@verigraft.com
André Cunha (ESR, Organizing Committee – Technical Issues) – andre.cunha@fys.uio.no

Abstracts, Posters and Student Presentations

Here you can check the book of abstracts and below posters and presentations.

Please check the posters submitted by participating authors (no special order). Each poster has an accompanying audio presentation by the author. Click on the presentation thumbnail for full document.

Mechanomodulation Of The Mesenchymal Stem Cell Secretome: Evaluation As A New Therapeutic Tool: Presentation and PDF by Catarina Domingues et al.

Multi-target directed ligands, neurotrophin mimetics, a new strategy in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases: Presentation and PDF by Mirjana Antonijevic et al.

Mechanisms of mechano-modulation on oligodendrocytes differentiation

Mechanisms of mechano-modulation on oligodendrocytes differentiation: PDF by Gisela Santos et al.

Training4CRM Student Posters

Comparison of blood vessel decellularization and preconditioning with whole blood: PDF by Robin Simsa et al.
Design and production of an innovative and scalable cell-based therapy to treat neurodegenerative diseases: PDF by Cristina Salado-Manzano et al.
Optogenetic Embedded Control Platform & Bioimpedance Frontend: PDF by André Cunha et al.
Electronic circuits for optical stimulation, bioimpedance, and electrochemical sensing
Electronic circuits for optical stimulation, bioimpedance, and electrochemical sensing: PDF by Alireza Mesri et al.
Characterization of genetically modified human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hMSCs) releasing Glial cell line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) as a tool for pre-clinical studies on Parkinson’s disease (PD): PDF by Camille Baumlin et al.