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Due to the latest developments regarding the Corona virus, there seems to be no option but to change the format of the symposium. We are deeply sorry for this, but the international networking nature of the event forces us to rethink the event. As it stands, the event is not cancelled but alternative ways to do it are being considered either fully online or through a streamed event at the venue. Please check this page for more information in the coming days.

The Symposium on “Advanced therapies in Neurodegeneration: Bridging Neuroscience, Bioengineering and Optogenetics” invites scientists for two days to the beautiful city of Lisbon to discuss advances in the field of neurodegenerative diseases with a special focus on regenerative medicine, cell therapy, optogenetics and bioengineering. This conference is organized by the Marie-Curie Horizon 2020 “Training for Cell-based Regenerative Medicine (Training4CRM)” Innovative Training Network, which brings together 9 institutions all over Europe, 25 PIs and 15 early stage researchers to find innovative approaches to treat diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease or Epilepsy.

The programme of the symposium will include talks about tissue engineering and regenerative medicine tools, cell replacement, biomedical engineering and micro- and nano-fabrication, as well as a poster session. Also, networking and social activities are planned to establish and strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration.

Dates: 29-30 April 2020

Venue: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal
Cost: Free of Charge

Program: For the preliminary program click here.

Topics include:
– Neuroscience
– Regenerative medicine
– Cell therapy
– Stem cell technology
– Tissue Engineering
– Optogenetics
– Drug release
– 3D Bioprinting
– Micro- and Nano-Fabrication
– Biomedical instrumentation
– Electronics
– Software
– Data Analysis
– Career possibilities after the PhD


Register with us by filling out the form below.

*Deadline for abstract submission is March 15th, 2020. A limited number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. All other abstracts will be presented as a poster (A0 format, portrait).
The participant is responsible for printing the poster and putting it on display during the poster session. Please note that the abstract should not contain more than a maximum of 300 words (title not included).
The organizing committee will review the abstracts and notify the authors by March 30th, 2020 once the presentation form (oral/poster) has been determined.

Contact Information:
Jenny Emnéus (Project Leader) –
Christin Schuelke (ESR, Organizing Committee) –
Robin Simsa (ESR, Organizing Committee) –
André Cunha (ESR, Organizing Committee – Technical Issues) –