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Program

New vistas on glial cells in health and disease


Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Place: Biomedical Center (BMC), Segerfalk Lecture Hall, A10, Lund

 

   

08.30-08.50

 

Registration (mandatory for all participants)

08.50-09.00

 

Welcome address
Angela Cenci-Nilsson

Session 1

 

The important roles of gliovascular cells in the brain
Chair: Angela Cenci-Nilsson

09.00-09.30

 

Local control of brain blood flow by penetrating arterioles and capillaries
Martin Lauritzen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

09.30-10.00

 

The glymphatic system in development and adulthood
Iben Lundgaard, University of Rochester, New York, USA

10.00-10.30

 

Models of astrocytic-neuronal networks in neuroplasticity
Marja-Leena Linne, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

     

10.30-11.15

 

Coffee break

     

Session 2

 

Molecular pathways to glial pathology in neurodegeneration
Chair: Laurent Roybon

11.15-11.45

 

Aquaporines in Neurodegeneration
Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, University of Oslo, Norway

11.45-12.15

 

The role of microglial-secreted galectin 3
Tomas Deierborg, Lund University, Sweden

12.15-12.45

 

The astroglial response to pathogenic proteins
Anna Erlandsson, Uppsala University, Sweden

     

12.45-13.45

 

Complimentary lunch for registered participants

     

Session 3

 

Cellular models to study the role of glia in brain diseases
Chair: Tim Fieblinger

13.45-14.15

 

Direct reprogramming of patient cells into glia
Frank Edenhofer, University of Innsbruck, Austria

14.15-14.45

 

Models of synucleinopathy in iPSC-derived glial cells
Laurent Roybon, Lund University, Sweden

14.45-15.15

 

iPSC-derived glia: implication for rare white matter diseases
Vivi Heine, Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR), The Netherlands

     

15.15-16.00

 

Coffee break

     

Session 4

 

New vistas on the pathophysiological role of glia
Chair: Tomas Deierborg

16.00-16.30

 

The microglial contribution to neurodegeneration
Michael Heneka, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Germany

16.30-17.00

 

Astroglia in neuroinflammation-induced memory impairment
Andrea Volterra, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

17.00-17.15

 

Concluding remarks
(all session chairs)

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