Rosan Vegter
22 February 2019

2nd series of Translational Neuroscience Webinars

Technology platform Imaging

We are pleased to announce that EATRIS and NEURATRIS are launching a second series of webinars on Translational Neuroscience tools in April and May of this year. The series will cover the usage of Ultrahigh Field MRI and other biological and technological tools to study these diseases and their potential application in translational medicine. Each webinar will be co-presented with a Research Infrastructure specializing in these tools.

The first one is scheduled on April 17th between 11.00 -12.00.

The webinars will be brought to you by experts in the field and include an audience Q&A session during which attendees can ask questions at the end of the lecture. Please note that all webinars will be recorded and available for later viewing.

Why should you join?

  • Learn about the cutting-edge methodological and technical developments in neurodegenerative diseases
  • Discover applications in translational research
  • Hear and share with experts in their field, coming from different Research Infrastructures
  • Identify state-of-the-art facilities for your future projects, both with academia and industry

SESSION 1: In Vivo Preclinical Models: APRIL 17TH 11.00 am – 12.00 (CET);

In vivo preclinical models for the study of neurodegenerative diseases by Dr. Marie-Christine Birling (PHENOMIN-ICS/Celphedia) & Romina Aron Badin (MIRCen/NeurATRIS)

Webinar Description
Animal models are an indispensable research tool to understand, assess and treat neurodegenerative diseases. Rodents and non-human primates (NHP) models are particularly important and still need to be further developed. In this webinar, the speakers will dive deeper into how to generate NHP models for Neurodegenerative diseases and how to characterize them, using the example of the preclinical model of Tauopathy (viral overexpression) and the validation of a new gene therapy strategy for Parkinson’s disease: from primate to patient (MPTP model)

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SESSION 2: Ultra High Field MR Imaging and Spectroscopy: May 6th 11:00 AM – 12:00 (CET)

Ultra high-field MR Imaging and Spectroscopy in Clinical & Translational Research by Dr. Cyril Poupon and Dr. Fawzi Boumezbeur (CEA Paris Saclay / NeuroSpin)

Webinar Description
In vivo NMR Imaging and Spectroscopy are exceptional tools to look non-invasively at the brain from complementary point-of-views whether we want to study its anatomy, structure, function or metabolism. Thanks to the development of ultra-high field MR scanners, physicists can propose new methods and participate with neuroscientists, bio-informaticians and physicians to the development and validation of new biomarkers to diagnose brain pathologies or evaluate treatment response. The speakers will focus on presenting the opportunities and challenges of MRI and Spectroscopy at ultra-high field and will use few examples to illustrate how UHF MRI and MRS can help in better understanding the Human brain in normal and pathological conditions.
More information: https://eatris.eu/events/webinar-ultra-high-field-mr-imaging-spectroscopy-clinical-translational-research/

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